Day: August 3, 2017

Govt seeks to boost soya bean production

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has held a meeting with soya bean production stakeholders at Munhumutapa offices in Harare this Thursday morning. The meeting included Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister Dr Joseph Made, Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Mr Justin Mupamhanga, the oil expressers association, bankers and other players. The meeting is meant to find ways of attaining high soya bean production on the backdrop of the success in maize production in the 2016-2017 rainy season which saw a bumper harvest. Adequate  soya bean production will ensure that Zimbabwe produces enough cooking oil for the country...

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Zim needs industrial-based society: Prof Moyo

Graduates who leave universities and colleges will soon be absorbed at district innovation start-up hubs (DISH) as government seeks to change the country’s mindset from a knowledge-based to an industrial-based society. This came out at the Hillside Teachers’ College graduation ceremony held at the college in Bulawayo today. Officiating at the  ceremony, the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Professor Jonathan Moyo said the start-up hubs will be placed in the country’s 65 districts and will offer innovation opportunities to the country’s graduates while bringing about rapid economic growth. Speaking at the same occasion, University...

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Govt launches massive clean-up campaign in Harare

The government has launched a massive cleanup campaign in Harare to restore the capital city to its sunshine status. The clean up comes at a time when the city fathers are failing to come up with a lasting solution to illegal vending that has become an eye sore. The Harare City Clean-Up Campaign attracted both the private and public sector with the national broadcaster being among the corporates. Guest of honour, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa called on the Harare City Council to provide more ablution facilities in the city centre to cater for the growing...

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