Day: August 10, 2017

Harare Hospital receives blankets

A local financial institution Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe has donated 400 blankets worth US$7000 to Harare Central Hospital children’s ward as it lives up to its promise of reaching out to the needy. Harare Central Hospital is a national and highest level referral centre which caters for patients from far and wide. It is a busy health facility which attends to patients from most city clinics, private hospitals and district and provincial hospitals covering a radius of 200km. “This Thursday (today), the hospital received 400 blankets from a local financial institution worth US$7000 and the blankets will go a long...

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Knowledge transfer key to development

Zimbabwe’s educational institutions have churned out thousands of graduates in various fields whose expertise has helped shape the growth trajectory of the country as well as contributing to the economies of other countries. Local authorities say it is only wise to look to the country’s educational institutions in order to solve the numerous challenges they face. An ineffective transport system, high demands for housing, uncollected garbage up as well as vendors operating at undesignated places are some of the problems affecting local authorities. The recently held Local Government Investment Conference (LOGIC) provided the chance to interface and there was...

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592 graduate at Seke Teachers College

592 graduates from Seke Teachers College have received their Diplomas in Education amid calls by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development to teach children sciences at a tender age. It was a day to remember for hundreds of graduates who received their diplomas after three years of training. The graduands had every reason to smile after years of intensive training and those who spoke to the ZBC News said they are ready to go and practice what they were taught. The principal of Seke Teachers College, Mr Ephraim Nutubuki said as a college their...

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WFP hails govt agric policies

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has commended the government on its policies to enhance agriculture production and built resilience to the vulnerable communities. The WFP representative and country director, Mr Eddie Rowe paid a courtesy call to Vice President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa at his Munhumutapa offices in the capital on today where he gave an update on the WFP humanitarian programmes in Zimbabwe. Mr Rowe told the ZBC News after the meeting, the WFP is impressed with the government policies that have resulted in a good maize harvest. He also said the Zimbabwe’s government policy to increase...

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Yadah FC restructures

Premiership new boys Yadah FC have reassigned head coach Jairos Tapera to set up a sister club in South Africa. Following the latest development, Tapera did not travel with the team to Mhondoro Ngezi this Wednesday where they received a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of log leaders Ngezi Platinum at the Baobab Stadium. Club owner Prophet Walter Magaya revealed that the football club will compete in the South African top flight league. Yadah FC has been struggling in the domestic premiership having lost 10 games and are sitting on position 14 on the log standings after amassing 21...

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ZTA promises explosive carnival

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) is upbeat the 2017 edition of the Harare International Carnival is going to live to its billing. The tourism mother body said 25 country’s have so far confirmed participating over the 9 day event slated to commence from the 1st to the 10th of September. “This year among the headline acts will be DRC’s rhumba man of the moment Werason, South African artists, and locally Zimbabwe’s music icon Oliver Mtukudzi,  Jah Prayzah, and more than a hundred local groups will participate during the event,” said the ZTA chief executive, Mr Karikoga Kaseke. Of the...

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ZIFTESSA hails content creators

The Zimbabwe Film and Television School of Southern Africa (ZIFTESSA) has hailed the positive response and zeal by aspiring and established content creators in Victoria Falls who are taking part in the ongoing four day filmmaking workshop under the ZimDigital project. The workshop being held at Mosi-Oa-Tunya High is aimed at equipping the participants with relevant skills and to empower them to create content for digital platforms. ZIFTESSA director, Dr Rino Zhuwarara said the response from the Victoria Falls community has been positive and is upbeat the progamme will produce favourable results. He said this will enable the participants...

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VP Mphoko commissions Beitbridge water treatment plant

Government has reaffirmed its commitment to providing safe and clean water to its citizens as espoused in the country’s constitution. This came out during the official commissioning of a US$40 million water treatment plant in Beitbridge by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko this Thursday (today). In 2009 government committed itself to upgrading the Beitbridge water treatment plant in order to cater for the growth in population in the border town which is also the southern gateway of the country. Vice President Mphoko who supervises the utilities and infrastructure development and social services and poverty eradication clusters said the plant is...

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UN high level political forum nudges SDGs forward

Bishow Parajuli and Amarakoon Bandara Zimbabwe presented its progress report on the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) from 10 to 19 July 2017 at the UN headquarters in New York. Under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the HLPF is the central, all-member states’ follow-up and review platform of the Agenda 2030 and its 17 SDGs. Zimbabwe’s delegation led by the Minister of Macroeconomic Planning and Investment Promotion, Dr Obert Mpofu was comprised of Permanent Secretary to the Ministry, Dr Judith Kateera and other government officials, representatives...

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Govt grants polytechs degree awarding status

The government has shot down a request by the country’s polytechnics to be transformed into universities but says the institutions of higher learning can only be granted a degree awarding status as government continues to receive proposals on the revised higher and tertiary education bill. It emerged during the Bulawayo Polytechnic graduation ceremony that principals of the country’s tertiary learning institutions had made ambitious proposals to have the training centres transformed into universities, a development government said will not see the light of the day for now. Addressing stakeholders during the graduation ceremony, Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education,...

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