Day: August 17, 2017

Cabinet endorses mandatory food fortification

Cabinet has endorsed the mandatory food fortification programme being spearheaded by the Ministry of Health and Child Care in a bid to reduce nutrient deficiency affecting a significant part of the population. The Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Dr Chris Mushohwe said food fortification is not entirely new to Zimbabwe as salt has been fortified with iodine since 1999 to reduce incidences of goitre. “For the benefit of citizens, the government hereby reiterates that food fortification does not involve any addition of drugs and medicines to food but only entails the addition of fortificants (vitamins and minerals)...

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Varsities key to local authorities’ transformation: Prof Moyo

The Local authorities’ Conference underway at the University of Zimbabwe has been officially opened today where councils have been described as most important point of organisation in modern day society. This was said by Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo, who added that solutions to local authorities’ challenges are available within the country’s learning institutions. “Politics must be local; it is the best area to improve quality of life for Zimbabweans. Professor Moyo said universities have been churning out graduates, whose knowledge has to be tapped into, to assist the society, adding that...

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LIVE UPDATES: Local Authorities Conference

Updates by: Wadzanai Mhombera and Tichaona Mezah 0951: “We need not get experts from outside the country to carry out feasibility studies,  we have experts in the country,” he says. Updates end. 0949: Our relevance is in finding local solutions, says Cde Kasukuwere. 0947: Cde Kasukuwere says it appears “we are waiting for other people to come and solve our problems.” He says local authorities must embrace knowledge and technology to move societies forward. 0945: Minister Saviour Kasukuwere now on podium. 09:43: Where there is a will there is a way, says Professor Moyo. 0942: Universities can generate practical...

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