Day: August 7, 2017

President Mugabe meets Iranian counterpart

President Robert Mugabe has met the just inaugurated Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani at his residence in Tehran to exchange notes and discuss various issues. Cde Mugabe, who is in Iran, was among thousands of invited guests who witnessed the swearing in of President Rouhani on Saturday. This Monday morning, Cde Mugabe and his delegation held a closed door meeting with the new Iranian leader, whose country has strong ties with Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe and Iran have signed various bilateral agreements and have supported each other on several international fora. Both countries have been placed under illegal western sanctions and after...

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MDC-T coalition a non-event: Analysts

Media and political analysts have described the recent MDC-T coalition with smaller parties as the reunification of family members and is a non-event for the political stage. The coalition launched at Zimbabwe Grounds in Highfield brought together Morgan Tsvangirai of MDC-T, Welshman Ncube of MDC-M, Jacob Ngarivhume of Transform Zimbabwe, People’s Democratic Party of Tendai Biti and Zanu Ndonga led by Denford Musiyarira. Analysts said that the coalition is a reunion of family members who failed to attain their objective at the peak of their power at the beginning of the decade and they are still not be able...

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ZPCS holds Commissioner General’s sports week

The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) held its yearly Commissioner General’s sports week where selection of teams for the upcoming Zimbabwe National Youth Games and the SADC Prisons and Correctional Services games was done. Teams from 6 participating regions that included Ntabazinduna training depot, Matabeleland, Mashonaland, Manicaland, Midlands/Masvingo and Prison National Headquarters took part in 10 different sports codes that were on offer. These included darts, volleyball, chess, netball, football, pool, golf, tennis, tug of war and athletics. The games were being used to select teams to participate in the revamped Zimbabwe National Youth Games set for Matabeleland...

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Local authorities to receive borrowing powers

The 70:30 council budget rule dictating service delivery should claim the greater chunk of municipal budgets has been difficult to adhere to. crying foul over resources particularly after a debt write off that gobbled nearly half a billion dollars, government said it is ready to step in and assist those who have shown sound financial management. Many local authorities are saddled by heavy financial obligations with claims that residents are no longer paying for services rendered. The poor levels of service delivery have also not done any favours for local...

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Major boost for local firms

Local companies have received orders worth US$3 million for participating at the Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show (ZACS) in the past two years. Local firms have become perennials participants at the annual ZACS with a view to maximise exports under the ZimTrade banner. This year 12 firms from agriculture to construction took part at the annual event with five of the companies being small and medium enterprises and reports coming from Zambia show that lucrative deals have been sealed. ZimTrade board chairman, Mr Lance Jena said local firms have penetrated the market with goods worth more than US$3 million...

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I never abandoned my constituency: Mzembi

Masvingo South National Assembly member Cde Walter Mzembi says while he dedicated most of his time in the UNWTO secretary general campaign, he is back to serve his constituency, and dismissed as false rumors that he had abandoned the constituency. Hundreds of Zanu PF supporters gathered at Musvovi Village in Nyajena where they held a meeting with the area’s member of the National Assembly Cde Mzembi. Cde Mzembi reassured his constituency that while others were saying he will not come back to his constituency after the UNWTO campaign, he is back and is ready to work for the people....

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Major boost for schools’ nutritional gardens

Eleven schools in Zvishavane district have received boreholes and fencing materials for nutritional garden projects. The government says focus upon the country’s young learners is crucial in the current education sector strategic plan 2016 to 2020. In that regard,the 11 schools will access clean water and put up gardens after Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Dr Lazarus Dokora launched the initiative at Matenda Primary School. The World Food Programme working with its agent the Adventist Development and Relief Agency also says school nutritional programmes and the provision of safe drinking water are important. Besides ensuring the success of...

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Ngezi Platinum reclaims pole position

Ngezi Platinum capitalised on a draw in the encounter between FC Platinum and Chicken Inn to reclaim pole position in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League. It was yet another intriguing weekend of PSL action with a crucial 2-1 away victory over How Mine ensuring Ngezi Platinum moved to the summit of the PSL standings on 40 points. A 1-all draw with FC Platinum saw Chicken Inn slip to second place on 39 points. Dynamos moved a place up to 3rd following a 1-nil victory over Black Rhinos on Saturday. The Glamour Boys are now just four points behind...

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VP Mphoko officially opens Local Govt Investment Conference

The 2nd Local Government Investment Conference has been officially opened this morning at the HICC in the capital. The conference brings together local authorities in the country and is focusing on infrastructure development and service delivery. The conference was opened by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, who said government is cognisant of the predicament confronting local authorities of providing quality services at a time when the revenue base is dwindling. Cde Mphoko said government is fully in support of initiatives by local authorities, adding that investment in local authorities dovetails with ZIM ASSET. “This conference must unlock opportunities for local...

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Live Updates: Local Government Investment Conference

1114: Cde Chinamasa ends address.Live update concludes 1112: “When we became ministers we were not asked what qualifications we have, but when the Permanent Secretary was appointed (Engineer George Mlilo) certainly he was asked what qualifications he has,” said Cde Chinamasa. He was reiterating the need for councils to appoint qualified personnel to run their affairs. 1111: Government will not tolerate unplanned settlements 1104: Cde Chinamasa reiterates government’s zero tolerance to land barons 1103: Councils urged to put their house in order to enhance service delivery 1102: cancellation of utility bills will never happen again in local authorities, it...

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