Day: August 3, 2017

Pres Mugabe leaves for Tehran

President Robert Mugabe has left for Tehran, to attend the swearing in ceremony of Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani on Saturday. President Rouhani, who had a landslide victory in May this year will be sworn in for his second term in office. Zimbabwe and Iran share close ties as both countries have been at the receiving end of illegal US sanctions. Meanwhile, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is the Acting...

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Rand adoption not necessary: RBZ

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says the adoption of the South African rand as the official transacting currency for Zimbabwe is not necessary as it will lead to speculative tendencies, fuel inflation or price hikes and hinder export  viability. RBZ governor, Dr John Mangudya said adopting the South African rand will erode economic gains in the country. “It does not make any sense and we are always against such a move because it will not help anyone,” said Dr Mangudya. An economist Dr Nyasha Kaseke added the continous use of a multiple currency regime is important for Zimbabwe’s...

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Hwange prepares for agric show

Preparations for the Hwange Agricultural Show are well under way with optimism that this year’s event will attract more exhibitors compared to last year where 24 organisations participated. The annual showcase will be held from 31stof August to the 3rd of September under the theme, “Enhancing New Technologies for Progressive Production”. Some of the exhibitors who will be participating at the annual show case have already started preparing their stands while some have indicated that they will be putting up permanent structures at the exhibition centre. When the ZBC News crew arrived at the exhibition centre, some grounds men...

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Chimhanda irrigation scheme, an oasis of food security

When dry areas such as Chimhanda village in Rushinga tune in and catch the command agriculture frequency loud and clear then originators of the initiative can smile knowing they have made a giant imprint in the battle to guarantee food security. The story of the Chimhanda irrigation scheme, an oasis in a province where rainfall is inadequate and temperatures are high for most of the year has certainly shown the country is indeed well on its way to fight hunger and be food secure. Established in 1991 the Chimhanda irrigation scheme had become a white elephant as a result...

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Panganai Muvhunzwi launches debut album

The gospel music industry is growing judging by the number of albums being launched each month. Panganai Muvhunzwi became the latest gospel artist to launch his album titled ‘Kairos Time’. Aptly named from the Bible the album is a dream come true for the young man as he has managed to fulfill his childhood dreams. With tracks such as ‘Mwana Wangu’, ‘Kupenya’ and ‘ZvaMwari’, the 8 track album is set to take gospel music to other levels. The Bulawayo based musician said his offering is a chance for Zimbabweans to discover and appreciate new talents. A number of local...

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Dynamos-Chapungu verdict steers debate

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) verdict to have the abandoned Dynamos –Chapungu encounter replayed resuming in the 56th minute and carrying the 4-1 scoring that was prevailing has proven to be a painful stab in the hearts of many football lovers who feel the verdict though final, leaves a lot to be desired. Analysts believe the game was supposed to be played a day after the abandonment to cut travelling costs for the away team, but the PSL remained silent only to resurface with the verdict after some weeks. Alois Bunjira said in as much as the verdict is...

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Breastfeeding critical for child development

We live in times that are increasingly out of sync with natural rhythms, more often than not working mothers are imposing their work schedules onto their newly born babies and end up failing to practice exclusive breastfeed for the first six months as is recommended by health experts. A call has been made for the government to enact policies that support and improve the balance between breastfeeding and work while International Labour Organisation (ILO) regulations should be ratified and implemented into the country’s legislation properly so as to capture the roles that women play in taking care of children....

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Chilisa Sec School commissions electricity

Chilisa Secondary School in Hwange can now fully make use of its science and information communications technology equipment following the commissioning of electricity this Thursday (today) afternoon. Since its establishment in 2001, the school has been operating with one electrified classroom. This exerted pressure on all teachers who needed power for their learning sessions. However with the commissioning of electricity at the school, the teachers will now be able to make us of ICT gadgets and projectors from any classroom block. The school authorities expressed gratitude to the local companies that have been supporting it with material and funding...

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Zvamavande mothers’ waiting shelter complete

Rural women in Shurugwi have hailed the construction of Zvamavande mothers’ waiting shelter saying it has relieved them of the many challenges expectant mothers were facing. The opening of the mothers waiting shelter at Zvamavande Clinic has brought joy and a huge sigh of relief to most women especially expectant mothers who reside far away from health care facilities. When the ZBC News visited the mothers waiting shelter more than 15 expectant mothers were resident at the facility awaiting theirdelivery dates. The expectant mothers described how difficult the situations have been for them walking long distances while in labour....

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India hails Zim’s special economic zones

The visiting Indian business delegation has hailed Zimbabwe’s fast improving investment climate as well as the tax and non-tax incentives being offered under the special economic zones. Members of the Confederation of Indian Industry who are attending the ongoing Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) 2017 congress and international investment forum said they are pleased with the investment opportunities in various sectors of the domestic economy. Head of the Indian business delegation, Mr Ranjan Pendarkar said Zimbabwe investment climate remains attractive contrary to the negative media reports on the country. He said members of the delegation will be engaging their...

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