Day: August 18, 2017

Akbay defiant on championship        

Highlanders head coach Erol “Mkabayi” Akbay remains defiant that his side is still in the running for the top crown despite trailing the log leaders Ngezi Platinum by 11 points. Bosso has endured a difficult spell that has seen the once trail blazing side being handed heavy defeats in their 2017 Castle Lager Premiership campaign. The last was a 2-0 loss to ZPC Kariba on the road, in a 2017 premiership campaign that has seen Mkabayi’s side recording 5 losses, 5 draws and 9 wins in their 19 matches. Bosso were on Tuesday also humiliated 3-0 by the ZDF...

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Chentali Irrigation Scheme eyes improved wheat output

Chentali Irrigation Scheme members who benefited under the command agriculture wheat programme are targeting improved harvest of around 17 tonnes from the 3.8 hectares put under wheat. Chentali Irrigation Scheme in Hwange’s Dinde area is among the irrigation schemes that have benefited under government’s wheat command agriculture programme. Members of the scheme are confident of a good wheat harvest of around 5 tonnes per hectare following the timely availability of inputs and the rehabilitation of the irrigation infrastructure. The members said they are optimistic of harvesting at least 17 tonnes of wheat from the plots and expressed their readiness...

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Chitungwiza Business Expo hailed

More than 50 exhibitors participated at the Chitungwiza Business Expo held at the Town Centre. The expo was meant to lure investors and business people alike and resuscitate business especially in the industrial area. In a bid to resuscitate Chitungwiza industry and enhance service delivery, the Chitungwiza Municipality hosted a 3 day business expo that was meant to create a platform for interaction of the local authority and the business community. Exhibitors at the expo applauded the initiative and said the expo created a platform for them to exhibit their products and interact with their customers. Chitungwiza Municipality acting...

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ZSE ends week on a high note

Trading on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) ended on a high note buoyed by the rise in shares of industrial stocks. The industrial index closed the week higher at 213.15 points after putting on 1.46 points while the mining index was unchanged at 74.04 points on the back of subdued trading. Meikles was up by 1.07 cents to trade at 22.00 cents, CFI Holdings gained 1.05 cents to close at 61.00 cents whilst Old Mutual and TSL added 1.00 cents each to close at 395.25 cents and 25.10 cents. Colcom rose by 0.80 cents to 50.25 cents and Seedco...

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Mat South, Chipinge Agric Shows open

The 60th edition of the Matabeleland South Agricultural Show has kicked off in Gwanda with the annual exhibition recording an increase in   participants as compared to last year. Although the agricultural  show kicked off on a low note on Thursday (yesterday) with some exhibitors still putting final touches  to their stands, the event organisers say they are happy that the number of exhibitors has increased from 86 to 107 this year. In an interview with the ZBC News, president of the Matabeleland South Agricultural Show, George Chipengo said  the success of the  2016 /2017 farming season  has also  seen...

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All set for 37th SADC Summit

The 37th SADC Summit of heads of state and government kicks off in Pretoria, South Africa tomorrow at the Department of International and Regional Cooperation Offices (DIRCO). The summit will run under the theme, “Partnering the Private Sector in Developing Industry and Regional Value Chains”. The President Cde Robert Mugabe and his delegation is already in the southern neighbouring country for the summit which takes place in the wake of a double troika meeting held at the venue to discuss hot spots in the region, among them the Democratic Republic of Congo where presidential polls are pending, Lesotho which...

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US$900k budget for revised youth games

The Minister of Sport and Recreation, Makhosini Hlongwane says the revised Zimbabwe National Youth Games with a budget of well over US$900 000 will roar into life on the 20th of August at three venues Bulawayo, Hwange and Victoria Falls. He said despite some logistical challenges all resources are expected to arrive on Saturday (tomorrow) morning for the procurement of services after his ministry disbursed among other things fuel for 10 buses per province to ferry athletes to the games. The Sports Minister was giving an update to journalists on the nationwide implementation of the Ministry of Sport and Recreation’s...

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New public health bill on the cards

The medical sector in the country is still using the public health act that was operationalised in 1924 and has not been reviewed since, making it a mere piece of paper with good principles but with a lot of gaps. Medical doctors affiliated to the Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) who are attending the 2017 annual Scientific Congress and Health Expo are expected to input their contributions towards a new public health bill so that it becomes relevant and is able to assist the operations of the health ministry in respect of a good health status for the nation. This...

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Zim sevens rugby in fundraising initiative

The Zimbabwe national sevens rugby side, the Cheetahs on Friday (today) held a fund-raising  golf tournament at Chapman which attracted corporates and players in a bid  to fundraise for the 2017-18 sevens rugby series and world cup in the San Francisco, United States. The format of the golf tournament was the individual stableford played at Chapman Golf Club which saw some of the rugby players, coaches, administrators and technical team swop their rugby boots and jerseys for golf clubs. The tournament attracted a number of corporates who partnered the Zimbabwe sevens rugby team with a US$100 000 sponsorship during...

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Mafumise Clinic opens

The opening of Mafumise Satellite Clinic in Makwaha area of Chipinge has brought relief to patients who used to travel more than 10km to seek medical assistance due to unavailability of adequate health facilities in the area. For many years now villagers in Makwaha that borders with Mozambique had problems in accessing health facilities prompting the local legislator, the community and the Ministry of Health and Child Care to combine efforts and open a satellite clinic in the remote area. Chairperson of Mafumise Clinic, Joseph Zvikava and village head, Mutape Samson Munyamani said the area had registered high deaths...

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