Day: August 19, 2017

37th SADC Summit opens

The 37th ordinary summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) opened at OR Tambo building in Pretoria, South Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In her opening remarks at the occasion SADC executive secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax said the organisation has continued to move forward the industrialisation agenda since the Victoria Falls Summit with the SADC region expected to increase intra-SADC trade. She said the industrialisation costed action plan of SADC which was approved in March this year will increase the momentum in pursuing the SADC industrialisation agenda. Dr Tax also revealed that the regional agricultural...

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Nurses urged to embrace technology

The government has urged nurses to keep abreast with technology and other capacity building programmes to improve the quality of health services offered in the country. Addressing qualified nurses during a St Anne’s Hospital Brunapeg School of Nursing graduation ceremony in Plumtree, the Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Mr Aldrin Musiiwa spoke about the dynamic nature of the nursing profession hence the need for continued capacity building programmes. “Nursing is dynamic, it is changing everyday. You need to keep abreast with new technology, utilise the changes given to you for in-service education. The sky is the limit....

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Govt speaks on grounded airlines

Government says the grounding of Air Zimbabwe and South African Airways planes on both sides of the Limpopo is a compliance issue and not political as both airlines had an oversight and failed to renew the foreign operating licences as required by the international regulations. Zimbabwe’s Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Dr Joram Gumbo confirmed the grounding of the airplanes describing the issue as operational and not political. According to the Zimbabwean government official, it is unfortunate that both parties failed to renew the operating licences as required under the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) regulations. The cabinet...

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Cde Rutanhire dies

Politburo member and the Director of the Hebert Chitepo School of Ideology, Cde George Rutanhire has died. He was 68. Speaking to ZBC News, Mrs Safire  Kutyauripo wife to the late said Cde Rutanhire died of renal failure at Karanda Mission Hospital in Mt Darwin this morning. A former member of parliament for Mt Darwin as early as 1985, Cde Rutanhire was senior member of the ZANLA general staff and former commissariat director in both ZANLA and Zanu. Many will remember the work that Cde Rutanhire did in burying many comrades who had not been accorded proper burial, particularly...

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