Day: August 2, 2017

3188 youth officers reinstated

3188 youth officers have been reinstated to the civil service payroll following President Robert Mugabe’s directive to reverse the retrenchment, a cabinet minister has said. The Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment, Cde Patrick Zhuwawo said the Chairman of the Public Service Commission wrote to him advising him of the development. He said they acknowledge that treasury is seized with a ballooning civil servant wage bill, hence as a ministry, they have come up with revenue generating initiatives at vocational training centers. “The young men and women can contribute towards the development of the country if they...

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Govt committed to address refugees’ plight: VP

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has underscored government’s commitment to the protection of refugees and provision of education, health and shelter for the betterment of the lives of thousands of refugees housed in the country. Proceedings to mark the belated World Refugee Day commemorations at Tongogara Refugee Camp in Chipinge opened Vice President Mnangagwa, accompanied by senior government officials, visiting the Tongogara school, clinic and the Mozambican section to get a better appreciation of the state of affairs. Addressing thousands who turned up for the World Refugee Day commemorations, Cde Mnangagwa said the government has shown wholesome commitment to stand...

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Youth empowerment strategy launched

A new global five-year strategy which seeks to transform the lives of more than 1.8 billion young people in Zimbabwe and beyond has been launched  in Harare. The development marked the emergence of a new paradigm for development as youths no longer have to wait and depend on aid or governments for assistance. The 2017 to 2021 strategy was launched by Restless Development Zimbabwe, highlighting how youths can be key drivers in achieving a level playing field in sustainable development. Some of the goals include enhancing leadership and sexual rights for the youths. One of the beneficiaries, Munyaradzi Mhike welcomed the initiative, saying it gives youths full participation and enables them to master their own destiny. Restless Development Zimbabwe Finance and Administration Manager, Maxwell Dondo said they organised the launch to give youths a platform to lead in developmental issues. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Development, Indeginisation and Economic Empowerment, Dr Desire Sibanda said the government is determined to ensure the inclusion of youths in various sectors in all provinces. The full engagement of the young people, who represent over 60% of the total population of Zimbabwe, in advocacy and national development discourse is critical for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Increased youth involvement in key issues can drive economic growth, fight unemployment and reduce the number of young people migrating to other countries...

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UK human rights report a fallacy

By Peacemaker Zano It is an undisputed verity that the government of the Republic of Zimbabwe has an unparalleled record of upholding citizen’s rights and this is evidenced by the democratic laws that have been enacted since independence and the total repealing of tyrannical laws that were enacted by the colonialists to safeguard their parochial interests. However, there are always some regime change agents who include the western communities, who always want to soil that record. They have been criticising and unjustifiably accusing Zimbabwe of violating human rights.  Yet at the back of their mind, they really know that...

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Irrigation the future of agriculture in Zim

Zimbabwe like any other country in the Sub-Saharan region is not spared from periodical droughts in the face of climate change and global warming since the turn of the 21st century. The country is obliged to feed its population of over 13 million people. Many people would ask so what will the nation do to ensure food security to the entire population? The answer lies in the bold step taken by government to revisit the importance of agriculture and ensure that every one has enough food to eat. Government has committed an annual budget of US$5 million towards the...

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PPPs vital for infrastructure development

By Chigumbu Warikandwa The property sector is one sector that has remained buoyant inside a depressed macro-economy. This is largely driven by the local market’s quest for immovable property and investments by Zimbabwe’s expatriate workers spread in the Diaspora. In the Zimbabwean economy, once beaten by runaway inflation, property has proved to be a secure alternative store of value and a bankable investment which both firms and individuals trust ahead of all else. With this background, the demand for property has always outstripped supply as local authorities have for long been limping far behind the quest for both residential...

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Zim marks Breast Feeding Week

Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating Breast Feeding Week which starts today. The week will be launched tomorrow at Zimbabwe Grounds, in Highfield, Harare. The Ministry of Health and Child Care will be joined by its development partners who include the World Food Programme among others, at the launch. Speaking to ZBC News, a nutritionist in the ministry Mr Dexter Chagwena said in light of the commemorations, they are holding road shows to remind people of the importance of breast feeding. Mr Chagwena said some road shows will be held today at Hopley, Glen Norah and...

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BREAKING: Chapungu, Dynamos match judgement released

The Premier Soccer League  has released the judgement on the abandoned match between Chapungu and Dynamos with the encounter set to resume in the 56th minute at Ascot stadium in Gweru. In a statement,  the PSL said the two teams will foot the costs of the match whose date is yet to be announced. Meanwhile, Dynamos president Kenny Mubaiwa says they are not happy with the judgement and will play the match under protest as they expected the PSL to award them the match on a 4-nil score...

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Hotel hosts orphans

The Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) Group of Hotels demystified the myth that hotels are beyond the reach of the disadvantaged in society after the institution hosted children from an orphanage for a luncheon. The CUT Group of Hotels hosted over 40 orphaned children from Chinhoyi-based orphanage, Good Shepherd, for a luncheon at one of the university’s two hotels in a show of respect for humanity. The occasion was also attended by management and staff from the group of hotels and some adults who share the same childhood experience with the those in orphanages. CUT hotels general manager Innocent...

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