Day: April 18, 2017

Zvishavane transmission tower to be completed this month

The Zvishavane transmission tower is expected to be completed by the 27th of this month with the completion of the tower being another positive step in the implementation of the digitalisation programme. The government is currently on a drive to ensure every corner in the country receives radio and television signals . A target of 24 new transmitters are set to be constructed with six already completed. Work to construct the Zvishavane tower commenced two weeks back and to date 45 metres of the 113 metre tower have been constructed. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Mr George Charamba and officials from the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) visited the transmitter site to inspect progress. BAZ technical director Mr Matthias Chakanyuka said after the foundation of the site was condemned, ratification work was done and the consulting engineers inspected the work and approved it paving the way for construction to begin. “It’s one of the sites that was condemned in terms of the foundation. Rectification work was done and the consultant engineers approved,” he said. The construction of transmitters countrywide will ensure radio and television signals are available in all corners of the...

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Zim Digital team emphasizes on quality infrastructure

The digitalisation project team has stressed the need to uphold high standards of quality in the construction of transmission towers. The need for maintaining high standards in the construction of transmission towers comes after a number of structures have been condemned by engineers for failing to meet set standards. During the tour of transmission tower in Insiza, the Zim Digital project team condemned all the four initial pillars for the structure for having excessive honeycomb which causes rusting to the pillars. The hold down bolts were also found to be protruding higher than the expected measurements while the columns were not straight which would affect the super structure. Speaking on the sidelines of the project team’s tour of the site, Zim Digital project technical team co-leader Mr Matthias Chakanyuka indicated that his team would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that all structures meet the set standards. It was revealed that another site that is expected to be re-done was in Tsholotsho as the contractor had also failed to meet the laid down specifications. As the digitalisation project continues, it has however been noted that the convergence of disciplines in tertiary training institutions on the infrastructure side was critical if the country was to keep abreast with the rest of the world according to Mr Rufaro Zaranyika, a project technical team co-leader and acting chief operations officer for Transmedia....

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PPPs yielding positive results: CIPMZ

The Chartered Institute of Project Managers Zimbabwe (CIPMZ) will next week host a public private partnership (PPP) conference with a view to encourage the adoption of the policy framework for economic transformation. The implementation of the PPPs and the joint venture policy seems to be yielding positive results in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors. In a bid to keep the momentum stakeholders are mulling the hosting of a PPP conference to review progress and successes in some of the projects being implemented under the policy framework. CIPMZ executive director Mr Proctor Nyemba said the conference will focus on key areas that require attention especially in the infrastructure development. The PPP conference is in line with government initiatives and state owned firms have been challenged to explore such initiatives to reduce their dependency syndrome to the...

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Zim students shine in Kenya

A 16 member delegation comprising students and teachers who left the country a week ago for the Orate Africa competitions held in Karibu, Kenya are back in the country with 16 medals and two trophies. The students from Criste Mambo, Mtshabezi and Kuwadzana 2 High School have arrived back in the country from Kenya where they battled it out in the public speaking competitions and came third. The first position was taken by Kenya followed by Botswana with Zimbabwe on third out of the 13 African countries which took part in the competitions. It was a good experience for the students who took part in public speaking, debate, spelling, quiz, poetry and short story competitions. Kuwadzana 2 High School head Mrs Mary Mupandawana who was at the airport to welcome her team said she is delighted with the achievements of the team which won a trophy in quiz. The team won 16 individual medals with Criste Mambo winning a trophy in...

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Foreign artists perform at Uhuru’s eve gala

Foreign artists who participated in the country’s independence celebrations have been commended for playing an important role in uniting the people of Zimbabwe. Jamaican music superstars Turbulence and Mega Banton together with the Ghanaian music star Episode performed at the independence eve gala in Harare that saw foreign and local artists exhibiting outstanding performances that excited revellers. Music loving Zimbabweans said the participation of foreign musicians at the country’s independence eve gala should inspire Zimbabweans to give the country’s independence commemorations the importance they deserve. The participation by Jamaican musicians at this year’s independence commemorations was inspired by the legendary reggae musician Bob Marley who performed during the country’s first independence celebrations in...

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SMEs salute government’s empowerment policies

Small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) have hailed government for coming up with policies that empower indigenous people. As the nation celebrates 37 years of independence, entrepreneurs operating in and around Harare have expressed gratitude to government for creating an enabling environment for SMEs through empowerment policies. They say the peaceful environment in the country enables them to do their business. Globally, SMEs play a pivotal role in employment creation and promoting sustainable development. This year’s independence is being celebrated under the theme, ‘Zimbabwe at 37 Embracing Ease of Doing Business for Socio-economic...

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Rural communities celebrate independence day

Independence celebrations remain an important event in rural Zimbabwe as communities come together to prepare and share food as a sign of unity. Villagers say building of schools, hospitals and the land reform programme are major achievements by the government since independence. 37 years after independence, Zimbabweans continue to value the gains of the liberation struggle. Rural communities remain an important group as they maintain the 1980 culture of sharing food and drinks in commemorating the birth of Zimbabwe. When ZBC News visited Chinhamhora and Mungate area in Domboshava, women were already preparing food early in the morning in preparation for the big event. Some villagers say, independence commemoration is the time to reflect on the achievements made since 1980 with major highlights being building of schools, health facilities and above all the redistribution of land to the black majority. The coming together of villagers signifies unity among Zimbabweans that is needed to safeguard the gains of...

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Chiefs express gratitude to President Mugabe

Chiefs from different parts of Zimbabwe have hailed President Robert Mugabe for his able stewardship of the country. Speaking to the ZBC News at the 37th independence anniversary celebrations at the National Sports Stadium today (Tuesday), the chiefs said through his policies Zimbabweans have been empowered and have the freedom to chart their own destiny. The chiefs who are custodians of Zimbabwean culture and tradition expressed gratitude to President Mugabe for his caring attitude to his people. They thanked him for feeding the nation in times of drought and for giving them inputs during the planting season as well as for helping Zimbabwe regain its bread basket status through command agriculture. They also thanked him for the peace and tranquility that has existed in Zimbabwe since independence. The chiefs called on Zimbabweans to work towards maintaining the unity in the country for development and...

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Business community hails independence theme

The business community has hailed government for coming up with a pro-business theme for the 37th independence anniversary celebrations saying this is in sync with the desire to foster economic transformation through increased production. The 37th independence anniversary celebration is premised on the theme: ‘Embracing Ease of Doing Business for Socio-economic Development’. Government and the private sector have been pushing for an improvement in the ease of doing business with some of the targets having been achieved such as reducing the number of days it takes to register a business. Industrialist Mr Simon Takainga says the theme of this year’s celebrations dovetails with developments on the ground adding that government policies have offered an opportunity for businesses to flourish. Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce president Mr Davison Norupiri says pushing the ease of doing business agenda is critical but all stakeholders must take part in the drive for socio-economic development. The 37th independence anniversary gives the local business community an opportunity to reflect on the journey travelled especially the indigenisation and economic empowerment which has seen the growth of indigenous owned...

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Dynamos lift Uhuru cup trophy

Harare giants Dynamos have been crowned champions of the Uhuru cup after beating rivals Highlanders 3-2 on penalties at the National Sports Stadium today. The game had ended 1-al after regulation time. Bosso missed three of their spot kicks while the Glamour Boys missed two through captain Ocean Mushure and forward Masimba Mambare. DeMbare edged the Green Machine 1-nil on Sunday at the National Sports Stadium to book a place in the Uhuru finals against Highlanders who knocked out FC Platinum 4-3 on penalties at Barbourfields...

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