Day: August 31, 2017

VP Mnangagwa speaks on food poisoning issue

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has spoken over the alleged consumption of ice cream from Gushungo Dairy. In  a statement, the Vice President said he would like to put the record straight regarding the alleged consumption of ice cream from Gushungo Dairy at the high table on the occasion of the Youth Interface rally held at Pelandaba Stadium in Gwanda Matabeleland South on the 12th of this month. Cde Mnangagwa said no such thing ever occurred. He said the insinuation that he partook of ice cream from the Gushungo Dairy, is false and mischievous and is being peddled by unscrupolous...

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Women in Mat North benefit from poultry training programme

Women from some parts of Matabeleland North Province have also benefited from the training programme of the poultry production which is an initiative of the First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe. Women from Umguza, Nkayi, Bubi and Tsholotsho gathered in Bulawayo for the training programme which is set to help them on their poultry income generating projects. While the initiative is set to assist them in their consignment of broiler chicks which have been availed by the First Lady, the knowledge and skills gained are set to help them also in the free-range poultry projects whose market share continues to...

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Zim players struggle in singles pool champs

Zimbabwe players were in for a tough time on day 2 of the Blackball Pool African championships after all local players failed to make the quater finals. Zimbabwean players struggled to assert themselves in the men’s singles of the Blackball Pool championships. All local players were eliminated before reaching the quarter final stage of a competition which has been graced by players from South Africa, Zambia, Uganda and Kenya. In the team event South Africa top the standings with 7 points, Uganda is second with 4 points, Zimbabwe third with 33 points while Zambia is fourth with 2 points. ...

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Young women to undergo technological training

Young women and girls  in the country’s high density suburbs are set to benefit from a media coding and advocacy literacy training by a local media advocacy agency. Young women face specific challenges and are generally marginalised than their male counterparts across all indicators of youth development. A local media advocacy organisation ‘Girls Speak Out’ is rolling out a 6 months media coding and advocacy training for girls between the ages of 14 and 24  in the country’s high density suburbs starting with the capital city Harare. The initiative which kickstarts this September aims to train girls to be technologicall literate, a sought after STEM skill in today’s world while making them aware of the social challenges facing communities said Girls Speak Out programmes coordinator Anoziva Marindire. In this modern world technological and digital awareness is imperative for any industry hence the need to equip young people for them to ignite social change in their...

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Tea Estate relies on women tractor drivers

Commitment and dedication to duty has made six women tractor drivers to be role models to others at a local tea estate in Chipinge. After a visit to one of the tea company estates in Chipinge, one is bound to see six tractors being driven by women as they ferry tea, poles and do work that was previously known to be a preserve of their male counterparts. Some of the women who now have between seven to eleven years of experience as tractor drivers believe that what men are able to do in terms of work, women can do...

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Zim urged to desist from factional fights

As the country heads for the 2018 general elections the Zimbabwe National Liberation Supporters Association leadership has called on Zimbabweans to demonstrate maturity in politics by desisting from factional fights. The unity of any nation is of paramount importance and can only be achieved by concentrating on the positives rather than the negatives for the betterment of future. This was said by the leader of Zimbabwe National Liberation Supporters Association, Cde Collins Chipare. He noted as the country heads for the 2018 general elections unity for a common goal and purpose must drive the...

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Calls for girl-child to excel in education

The President Cde Robert Mugabe has commended Zimbabwean society and the education sector for not giving the girlchild the chance to excel in education. The President was speaking at the 3rd Education Conference and Expo in Harare yesterday where school and college heads gathered to further deliberate on the new education curriculum which has been designed to mould entreprenureurs and employment creators. President Mugabe noted that where as in the past families prioritised boys to be educated, society has changed and is striving to ensure that both girls and boys are educated. Government has also made it a policy...

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“Material weddings are vanity”

By Staff Reporter The extroverts love the glitz of expensive rings, the huge wedding cake, the make-up and the loud music that certainly announces their union but for the Vadzidzi VaJesu members all that is vanity and the celebrations of a wedding must be sacredly upheld inside one’s heart. The exchange of rings, the kiss and the cutting of cake are gestures that the modern world qualifies as important in a perfect wedding. A breathtaking décor, expensive make-up, a bountiful feast and the serenade of love songs must accompany the story of holy matrimony for it to earn its...

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Zim to establish Investment Portfolio Fund

A Zimbabwe Investment Portfolio Fund will be established with effect from tommorrow, Friday the 1st of September to facilitate an easy repatriation of funds by foreign investors on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE). Delays in the payment of foreign investor returns are expected to come to an end as the central bank will release an initial US$5 million fund to be administered by two selected banks for the payment of foreign investors dividends. An Indian investor Mr Rajinder Goel said the plan is critical towards increasing external investor confidence. the fund is envisaged to restore confidence on the local...

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Indian Cultural Festival ends

The Indian Festival which was characterised by song and dance has ended in the capital with Indian Ambassador declaring it an annual event. The closing ceremony of the Indian Festival at Reps Theatre in Belgravia saw the performances by Bollywood extravaganza a musical collaboration of Indian and local artists. It was a show of famous Bollywood numbers under the guidance of Gilles Chuyen choreographer. Indian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ambassador Rungsung Masakui said that the festival was a success and assured fans that it is now an annual event. The interaction between India and Zimbabwe in the arts sector is...

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