Day: August 29, 2017

Solidarity march for Amai Mugabe

Zanu PF has organised a solidarity march in support of the work being done by the First Lady and the party’s Secretary for Women Affairs, Dr Grace Mugabe to be held this Wednesday in Harare. The march will commence from six designated points in the capital and supporters will converge at the party headquarters where they will be addressed by the party’s leadership. Zanu PF supporters from all the provinces are expected to take part. Zanu PF Harare Province Political Commissar, Cde Shadreck Mashayamombe said the march is being organised by war veterans association and all the party wings...

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RioZim-Eiffel Flats community conflict rages on

The conflict between gold mining company, RioZim and the Eiffel Flats community in Kadoma over safety concerns is still raging on amid indications the other party has failed to honour some contractual obligations. The conflict between the RioZim and the Eiffel Flats community arose from fears of safety and occupational health concerns allegedly being posed by open cast mining blasting operations carried out regularly by the mining firm. Information at hand indicates that the mine previously promised to relocate and construct new houses elsewhere for Eiffel Flats residents and Eiffel Flats Private Hospital to pave way for expanded mining...

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Zim-SA sign five-year health deal

Zimbabwe and South Africa have signed a five-year health cooperation agreement aimed at strengthening work in the fight against major diseases such as malaria and HIV and AIDS, fostering synergies in health human resources development and harmonization of health systems management. The comprehensive health cooperation agreement between the two neighbouring countries was signed on the sidelines of the ongoing 67th World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Committee meeting being held in Victoria Falls. The health cooperation agreement is a successor to the previous agreement which lapsed in 2014. Health and Child Care Minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa who described the agreement...

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Three people injured in Hopely accident

Three people were injured when a commuter omnibus they were travelling in collided with a Land Cruiser truck near Irvines in Hopely Harare yesterday evening. According to eyewitnesses the accident occurred when a commuter omnibus attempted to overtake a Land Cruiser turning into an intersection. Hopely residents allege that the accidents are mainly caused by speeding hence the need for speed humps in the area. Most accidents have been attributed to human error and analysts believe there is need for attitude change by drivers especially those in the public transport...

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CUT to host Chirorodziva Calabash    

The Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) this Friday hosts an arts festival dubbed “Chirorodziva Calabash” as part of preparations ahead of the Harare International Carnival. Friday’s event will be the 2nd edition of the arts festival, the brain child of the CUT’s School of Hospitality and Tourism. This year’s edition of Chirorodziva Calabash will feature musicians, traditional dance groups, poets and drama. A calabash kitchen which will showcase traditional cuisine will also be part of the itinerary. CUT School of Hospitality and Tourism executive dean, Dr Oliver Chikuta said the calabash is part of the build up to the...

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Zim firms comply with global accounting policies

Zimbabwe’s companies are now fully compliant with global accounting principles in their financial statements thereby providing opportunities for increased investments in the economy. Institute of Chartered Accountants in Zimbabwe president, Mr Martin Makaya said the global principles are important in ensuring transparency. “There are really embracing such policies for the benefit of this economy,” he said. An industrialist, Mr Cephas Mawushe said the global standards are also important in ensuring industry as well as banks increase value for their shareholders. “What is just needed is the real platform to boost returns and viability in the future,” said Mr Mawushe....

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Mobile registration kicks off next week

A mobile registration exercise for Zimbabwean citizens kicks off next Monday the 4th of September. In a media briefing in the capital this morning, Registrar General (RG), Mr Tobaiwa Mudede said the exercise entails the issuing out of birth and death certificates as well as national identity cards. The exercise will last until the 30th of November 2017 and is in preparation for the 2018 harmonised elections. RG Mudede said the registration exercise will be carried out in all provinces of the country and will enable citizens to acquire birth and death certificates and identity cards as well as...

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Zanu PF Midlands on mobilisation drive

Zanu PF Midlands provincial leadership is embarking on inter-district mobilisation programme ahead of the Presidential Youth Interface rally set for this Friday at the Mkoba open space in Gweru. The provincial leadership is mobilising people at the district level emphasizing on the importance of discipline at the meeting. The provincial leadership descended in Gokwe-Nembudziya where Zanu PF Midlands vice chairman Cde Goodwill Shiri explained to the gathering on the importance of the Presidential Youth Interface rallies at the same time updating them on the preparedness of the province to host the President. Zanu PF Midlands Youth League secretary for...

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Chipinge farmers survive on beekeeping

Beekeeping is proving to be a viable business for a resettled farmer in Chipinge rural as he ventures into honey processing targeting to harvest up to 10 000 tonnes of honey annually up from  the current one tonne. Having started from humble beginnings as an ordinary worker at a local tea company, farmer Tavarwisa Sibanda took advantage of the country’s land reform after being allocated a piece of land in the year 2001 in Chipinge rural ward eight, to venture into apiary industry in 2003.  Sibanda who is now an apiarist has about 120 beehives, some of which are...

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Govt urged to incentivise growing of tea, coffee

Government has been urged to incentivize the growing of coffee and tea to maintain and grow the export quota of one of the country’s strategic crops. Chipinge is the first place in the country to grow tea with commercial production starting in 1924 resulting in years of remarkable expansion that also saw coffee being grown in the area to make tea and coffee one of the country’s strategic crops. Due to fluctuating global prices most farmers are shunning the growing of coffee while tea fields are not being expanded says Tanganda Tea Company Estates administration manager, Julius Guni. “There...

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