Day: April 14, 2017

Bullets shoot down Chegutu

Northern Region Division One army side Cranborne Bullets today beat visiting Chegutu Pirates 3-nil at One Commando Barracks. Cranborne Bullets who on Thursday received a major boost from two corporates who donated two sets of playing kit, boots, tracksuits, balls and training equipment worth $7 100 did not disappoint playing in front of their home crowd with a convincing  3-nil win. The match proved to be an exciting one despite the uneven and bumpy playing surface. Bullets scored as early as the 10th minute from a header which beat the Chegutu keeper Hove hands down. Chegutu missed a glorious chance which was put wide by Mutopa with bullets keeper Nyama off his line. The home side settled after scoring the first goal and followed up with another from a well taken free-kick by right back Achimwene Sibanda to double their lead before halftime. Sibanda completed his double in the second half when he finished off a move on the right wing to complete the rout. Chegutu tried hard to come back into the game but could not find the net. Bullets coach Nesbert “Yabo” Saruchera was happy with the win but said it was too early in the season to get carried away as they needed to keep winning and collecting points. Chegutu assistant coach Richard Chunga said they lost the game in the first half after failing to...

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Binga RDC embarks on road rehabilitation

Binga Rural District Council (RDC) has embarked on a road rehabilitation programme following the disbursement of US$154 000 from ZINARA. The road rehabilitation programme is being undertaken in four different parts of the district with most of the work already 30 percent done, while the fifth project at the district centre is already 45 percent complete. The programme is also covering the rehabilitation of bridges around the district. According to Binga RDC chief executive officer Mr Joshua Muzamba, the programme commenced three weeks ago and the target is to complete it at the end of this month. “We are...

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National Youth Service programme on course

The National Youth Service programmes are up and running in the country with hundreds of students having enrolled while others are awaiting graduation despite lack of budgetary support. Scores of National Youth Service students and graduates are currently engaged in various programmes across the country as the programme which seeks to instill discipline and a sense of nationalism among the country’s young people takes a different approach encompassing volunteering work. National Youth Service Chief Training Officer Mr Jefferynos Mashanda says though they are facing a number of challenges as a result of lack of budgetary support, the enthusiasm amongst young people in participating in developmental programmes is what has kept the programme running. Acting Deputy Director Polytechnic Education Mr Christopher Mudzingwa says the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development has come on board to assist National Youth Service students with practical training and to provide them with certificates which will enable them to fend for themselves after the programme. In Tsholotsho, the graduates and students are involved in clearing of resettlement areas where flood victims will be settled once they are released from the Sipepa Camp where they are currently housed. Several of these youths will also be engaged in the construction of new houses, roads, clinics and the rehabilitation of roads on a voluntary basis amid calls for government and development partners to come...

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Horticulture sector can bounce back: AMA

Zimbabwe has the potential to regain its export quota of horticultural products in the region and the European market if government and stakeholders embark on an aggressive programme to revive the once flourishing horticulture estates. Farmers in horticulture can be the drivers of the market-driven horticulture production if they adopt the greener and sustainable ways like the use of organic based media such as pine barks and floating trays for better yields and quality. The Agriculture Marketing Authority (AMA) chief executive Rocky Mutema says the horticulture sector, which used to be one of  the country’s biggest foreign currency earners,...

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Police speak on Easter holidays deployments

The Zimbabwe Republic Police says it has deployed adequate manpower across the country to ensure that the Easter and independence holidays are not marred by road traffic accidents and crime. The flow of traffic on the country’s major roads increases during holidays as more people take advantage of the break from work to travel. To ensure sanity and order on the major highways this holiday, the ZRP says adequate officers have been deployed on all the country’s major highways so as to curb speeding, overloading and other accident contributing factors. Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi warned motorists with...

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Holiday travellers cry foul over fare hikes

As Zimbabweans join the rest of the Christian world in celebrating Easter, many took Good Friday as a time to visit their families in the rural areas. Many Zimbabweans take the Easter holidays as a time of re-uniting with their families. However, many travellers at Harare’s biggest bus terminus Mbare Musika were stranded due to the shortage of buses to take them to their rural homes. The travellers also complained about the steep hike in fares effected for the holiday period. National police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi warned motorists who are going against the law by hiking transport fares for the holidays. This year’s Easter holiday is followed by independence day, creating a five-day holiday period which gives travellers and those staying at home more time with their...

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ZITF 2017: Firms eye joint venture deals

Local companies are expecting joint venture deals with strategic investors at this year’s Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) to mobilise fresh capital and expand external markets. The 2017 edition of the ZITF which will be held later this month is being considered an important event for the country to solve the foreign direct investment challenges which have seen the economy registering investment inflows worth US$500 million only, compared to neighbouring economies whose rates are averaging more than US$1 billion per year. However, there is optimism that despite the challenging economic environment, local firms can take advantage of the trade...

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All set for Zim-SA afro-basketball playoffs

All is set for game one of the afro-basketball playoffs between Zimbabwe and South Africa slated for Wembley Indoor Arena in Johannesburg. The match is scheduled for 8pm Zimbabwean time. Zimbabwe is missing star player Vitalis Chikoko who was ruled out of the playoffs owing to injury. Zimbabwe will, however, be looking up to local stars such as Simba and Tawanda Chitsinde to provide spark for the visitors. Zimbabwe is vying for a second consecutive afro-basket qualification after making a maiden appearance in Tunisia in 2015....

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PSL results

Shabanie Mine 0-2 Bulawayo City Tsholotsho FC 0-0 Yadah FC   ZIFA Northern Region Division One Craneborne Bullets 3-0 Chegutu Pirates

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UNWTO partners govt in promoting township tourism

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has come on board to assist government in the promotion of township tourism after it partnered the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry and the hotel school in training scores of underprivileged youths in the hospitality industry. The country’s township tourism approach has received a massive boost after UNWTO partnered the government in the initiative which has seen scores of youths converging in Victoria Falls to train in hospitality industry courses for free. After undergoing a 12-week course, the students will then be ready to be absorbed in the hospitality sector as they will be presented with certificates highlighting the areas they would have covered. The director of the hotel school Mr Innocent Nezungai, who is responsible for training the students, says the programme has brought relief to scores of students interested in pursuing a career in the tourism industry. Mr Nezungai says after the success of the pilot programme being undertaken in Victoria Falls, there are hopes that the initiative will be spread across the country’s 10 provinces in line with government’s thrust of empowering its citizens academically. The 12-week project will see students being trained in areas like food production, service housekeeping and front office operations among other areas with a two-week on-sight...

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