Day: April 8, 2017

Aliens citizenship status a matter of urgency: Cde Nduna

Chegutu West legislator Cde Dexter Nduna says the primary concern of citizenship status of aliens should be addressed as a matter of urgency. The Constitution of Zimbabwe is very clear on the issue of citizenship and registration of children, including those born to alien parents but nearly four years after the adoption of the current supreme law of the land, thousands of adults remain stateless. Recently, thousands of aliens  from Chegutu  turned up for an exercise meant to provide them an opportunity to meet staff from the Registrar General’s office for an appraisal on citizenship and birth registration issues. The occasion proved to be an eye opener as to the magnitude of the challenges pertaining to citizenship regularisation for aliens. Member of the national assembly for Chegutu West  Cde Nduna said while the constitution clearly spells out guidelines on citizenship , there seems to be administrative hindrances curtailing regularisation of the status of aliens. He also said children born to alien parents often find it difficult to acquire birth certificates after 42 days from the date of birth as any registration beyond that period will require the parents to have bonafide national identity cards, which most do not have. Aliens do not vote in Zimbabwe...

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ZNA hosts 2017 Charities Ball

The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) targets to raise at least half a million United States dollars this year to fund a number of charity activities in support of the needy in the society. The ZNA hosted the Harare 2017 Charities Ball in the capital and the event has grown to be the flagship of the organisation’s fundraising activities. In his address at the 2017 Charities Ball, ZNA commander Lieutenant-General Philip Valerio Sibanda thanked different organisations that continue to support the life changing initiative stating that the support has seen the organisation embarking on a number of national development programmes. South Africa based Zimbabwean businessman who is the founder and chief executive officer of the giant Bigtime Strategic Group Mr Justice Maphosa who was guest of honour at the event described the ZNA charity programmes as one of the most transparent and progressive initiatives that are worth supporting. The ZNA has lined up a number of fundraising activities that include the Bulawayo Charities dinner dance and golf tournament scheduled for the first and second of September this year. The organisation is using the proceeds to construct schools, hospitals and support demining activities among other key...

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Local fashion designers to create an identified Zimbabwean style

Zimbabwe’s fashion industry has over the years been flooded by cheap imports but the country’s amazing designers are changing the fashion and designing industry by coming up with styles that identify with the true Zimbabwean culture. Many Zimbabweans due to the unfavourable economic conditions the country is currently facing have resorted to hoarding second hand clothing from overseas. It is against this background that Nyaraivamwe Muti a local fashion designer behind popular Zimbabwean brand African Pride that specialises in African print and lace has come up with creative designs which she says portrays the true Zimbabwean identity. Having started fashion and designing in 2011, Muti says she has managed to add to her collection Sungazone a brand that specialises in children’s wear. The Zimbabwe’s fashion industry has many talented up and coming designers but the major challenges that have been cited include lack of international exposure and a platform to showcase their designs as well as financial...

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Zanu PF youths implored to rally behind President Mugabe

The Zanu PF Central Committee member and National Political Commissar for the Youth League Cde Innocent Hamandishe has called upon the youths to ensure that President Robert Mugabe wins resoundingly in 2018 general elections. The Zanu PF Manicaland youth provincial executive met in Mutare as part of the preparations for the presidential rallies that are set to be rolled out under which President Mugabe will meet and interact with the youths. Addressing the provincial executive members, Cde Hamandishe said the only birthday present that befits the President next year is a resounding victory. He said youths as the vanguard of the party should rally solidly behind the President and use their numbers to vote for him next year. Cde Hamandishe said despite the coalition being mooted by opposition parties, Zanu PF heading for a convincing victory in next year’s harmonised elections. Speaking at the same occasion the Zanu PF Manicaland Youth League provincial chairperson Cde Mbuso Chinguno said the youths are solidly behind the 2016 people’s conference resolution which endorsed President Mugabe as the party’s presidential candidate for 2018. He called for the entire Zanu PF Manicaland political leadership to unite and work together and advance the interests of the party. The President is expected to kick start his provincial rallies, an opportunity which will afford the youths to interface with their...

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Embrace government initiatives, rural women told

A call has been made for rural women to embrace government initiatives that promote empowerment  to transform lives and reduce the gap between themselves and their counterparts in urban communities. The call was made by the Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development Cde Nyasha Chikwinya during the International Women’s Day commemorations held at Madzorera Business Centre in Zvimba West. The celebrations began with delegates led by Cde Chikwinya touring improved model rural households belonging to Mrs Pauline Madzorera and Mrs Petronella Tore who benefitted from the internal savings and lending scheme which promotes a culture of saving....

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Wedza community benefit from medical outreach

Thousands of villagers from Wedza South constituency benefitted from a two-day medical outreach programme by the Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZMA). The villagers who were treated for various ailments by the team welcomed the programme which they say has given them an opportunity to free access medical care. Wedza South legislator Engineer Michael Madanha who facilitated the programme says the exercise has shown that a lot of people are failing to access medical care due to a number of reasons among them high costs and long distances. The medical outreach team had doctors, dental therapists, pharmacists, opthalmic nurses, general nurses and support staff. The programme was held at Mt St Mary’s Hospital, Goto Clinic, Chigondo Clinic, Mukamba Clinic and Wedza Centre....

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Zim to reap benefits of digitalisation: Dr Mushohwe

The Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Dr Chris Mushohwe said Zimbabwe will soon reap the benefits of the digitalisation programme. He said this recently after touring the Gwindingwi transmission site which is being upgraded. Dr Mushohwe, Deputy Minister Thokozile Mathuthu, Permanent Secretary Mr George Charamba and Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe officials recently took advantage of the Chimanimani content creators’ meeting to check work progress at Gwindingwi transmission site. Progress has been registered and repair of the existing tower has been completed, as well as the completion of a new equipment building. Spine has been erected and a...

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Local firm partners land developers in Mt Hampden

A local financial institution has partnered with land developers in developing housing units on a 110 hectare piece of land in Mount Hampden. The partnership between land developers and financial institutions is yielding positive results with 622 housing stands already commissioned and a model house constructed in Mount Hampden. Speaking at the ceremony, Fairview Properties chairman Mr Albert Kamhunga said his organisation has embarked on phase two of the project after realising there is huge demand for housing while Datvest managing director Mr Jack Smith said the model can be replicated in other areas. Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs Minister Cde Faber Chidarikire said government is aware of the challenges that property developers are facing and warned land barons against fleecing home seekers. Government has set a target of 318 000 housing units under ZIM ASSET and the complimentary role played by private developers in the provision of housing is...

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Govt called on to implement human capital policy

Human resources practitioners are calling on the government to implement a national human capital development policy for skills retention. Concern is being raised over the loss of skilled personnel in Zimbabwe during the past few years to other countries with expectations by labour experts that the government needs a human capital development policy to solve challenges emanating from skills flight . Speaking at the Institute of People Management Zimbabwe (IPMZ) 2016 human resources excellence awards ceremony in the capital over the weekend, IPMZ president Dr Ushendibaba Madume said it is in the interest of the nation to ensure industry and government work together in formulating policies that will develop human capital while unlocking growth opportunities. The human resources fraternity is committed to the growth of industry by helping the  government in crafting strategies  that will position Zimbabwe as an attractive investment destination. The IPMZ human resources excellence awards are aimed at recognising industries and managers who have shown commitment to the growth of their industries and employment opportunities and also seek to ensure competitive labour markets for the...

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Farmers in Uzumba embrace growing small grains

Farmers in Uzumba say they have embraced growing small grains as they strive to guarantee food security at community level in  the face of climate change. After having grown other crops that such as maize for years without any meaningful harvest, Uzumba farmers Tatenda Chisango and Itai Mugambe of Mukuruanopamaenza Ward told guests at a field day in Chisango village that small grains like sorghum and millet are the way to go as they do well under the current climate conditions and also earn them money to look after their families. Uzumba constituency legislator Cde Simbaneuta Mdarikwa says farmers should start growing small grains to improve food security. The farmers have managed to grow tomatoes using proceeds from the small grains which have a ready market in the...

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