In the National Assembly on Wednesday 4th May 2022.
RESPONSES TO ISSUES RAISED BY THE REPORT OF THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE ON THE ANALYSIS OF VOTE NO. 8 AND
THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (HON. PROF. M. NCUBE): Mr. Speaker Sir, I would like to give a Ministerial Statement pertaining to the issues raised by the report of the Public Accounts Committee pertaining to Vote No. 8 of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, Fisheries, and Rural Development and also on Command Agriculture. That report was approved by this august House yesterday. So, I want to make sure that we respond as quickly as possible as this august House expects us to do that. Below are the responses on the various issues pertaining to Vote No. 8 of the year 2017 pertaining to the Command Agriculture issues.
In that report, there is Item 5.6 which pertains to query as to why the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development must be an allocating Ministry, should make disbursements to line ministries, must stop making direct payments and purchases on behalf of line ministries with immediate effect.
 Note by Veritas. This report is available on the Veritas website [link].