Day: August 31, 2017

Mutasa expecting tough derby

Dynamos head coach Lloyd Mutsasa says Sunday’s Harare derby will be a tough assignment given the form both sides have shown in their last five games. The limelight will this weekend be on the much awaited Harare derby where Dynamos clash with Caps United at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday. With both sides heading into Sunday’s battle in good form Dynamos gaffer Mutasa said the encounter promises to be tough and intriguing. One off the key players to look out for in the dynamos side will be captain Ocean Mushure who has transformed into a different player since...

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Energy critical for development

The centrality of energy in the lives of all people has been identified as a key driver of the development agenda with the ripple effects of its unavailability being felt in all sectors of the economy. However the use of sustainable energy sources in Zimbabwe is under threat due to vandalism whose net effect affects human, social and economic operations. The City of Harare realising that clean energy is the way to go introduced solar lighting. Sadly such interventions have not been valued due to a rise in vandalism of the infrastructure. Little do those who vandalise the equipment...

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ZSE registers new all time record

The industrial index registered a new all time high post dollarisation after gaining 3.01 points to close at 235.03 points while the mining index traded flat at 73.47 points. The new record of 235.03 points recorded today has surpassed the all time high of 233.18 points set on 01 August 2013. This is the highest record since the adoption of multi-currency system by government in 2009. Seedco added a significant 13.36 cents to close at 174.15 cents, Simbisa extended further gains by adding 5.81 cents to close at 47.00 cents and Old Mutual increased by 2.24 cents to settle...

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Zanu PF scale up women empowerment drive

The Zanu PF Women’s League has scaled up women empowerment drive through training programmes to equip women with chicken rearing training skills with 30 000 chicks having been availed by the First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe for all the country’s ten provinces with each province receiving three thousand birds. Four administrative districts came together in Mutare, Manicaland Province for the chicken rearing training programme. Addressing the delegates during the training programme, Zanu PF National Secretary for Administration in the Women’s League, Cde Letina Undenge said the economic empowerment programme will transform and elevate women to become key economic actors....

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Calls to prioritise quality standards

Zimbabwe is targeting effective particpation under the proposed Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) with calls for domestic industry to prioritise quality standards in order to enhance export competitiveness. The country which is a member of COMESA and SADC is confident of deriving significant benefits from the implementation of the CFTA which is set to give member countries a wider market area with a combined gdp of around US$3.4 trillion. Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Mike Bimha told captains of industry attending the Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) business leaders conference that in order to enjoy the benefits under the...

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Youths challenged to play active roles

Youths have been challenged to play an active role in the development of the country by endevouring to map their own paths to success. As part of celebrations to commemmorate the late Father Zimbabwe’s 100 years, a leadership symposium was hosted for youths with the aim of understanding their concerns while sharing in the crafting of solutions. Guest speaker Minister of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment, Honourable Patrick Zhuwawo challenged the youths to desist from a spirit of entitlement were they use their parents’ achievements without them shaping their own future. While heaping praises to the youths for what...

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Electricity tariffs to remain stable this year: Govt

Government has ruled out an electricity tarrif hike this year saying any review will however be subject to consultations by relevant authorities. Zimbabwe’s industry and commerce is currently enjoying stable power supplies being backed with steady imports and the trend is expected to continue till year end. While it emerged at a renewable energy dialogue meeting for governmemt ministries in the capital on today that there might be possibilities of a tarrif hike soon, the Permanant Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Power Development, Mr Pattison Mbiriri told the ZBC News Zimbabweans should however not expect the tariff...

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LSU to construct a clinic

Lupane State University (LSU) is working on establishing a clinic to cater for its students and staff at the campus as well as the local community. The clinic will service a population of 3 000 people including those from the local community. Part of the building material is already at the campus and construction is set to commence in mid-September. According to LSU director of public relations Mr Zwelithini Dlamini, the institution raised part of the funds for the health project through various initiatives but requires more resources. “In fact we  have had three golf tournaments as part of...

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2 074 graduate at Harare Poly

2 074 graduands have received certificates and diplomas after completing their studies at the Harare Polytechnic College. 1 167 male and 907 female Harare Poly graduands received certificates and diplomas during a graduation ceremony held at the institution this Thursday (today). Some of the graduands who spoke to the ZBC News said now is the time to go and put into practice what they were taught. The principal at Harare Polytechnic, Engineer Tafadzwa Mudondo said as an institution they have managed to employ and deploy institutional resources in ways that  bring both tangible and intangible benefits. The Ministry of...

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Cde Chipanga salutes Midlands

Zanu PF National Secretary for Youth Affairs, Cde Kudzanayi Chipanga has expressed satisfaction with the Midlands Province state of preparedness ahead of tomorrow’s Presidential Youth Interface rally in Gweru. A carnival atmosphere has engulfed the City of Progress, Gweru as youths from all walks of life stand ready to welcome the first citizen, President Robert Mugabe in the Midlands capital tomorrow for his seventh leg of the Presidential Interface rally. After touring the venue for the rally Cde Chipanga gave his thumps up at the work undertaken and commended the province for its support and guidance towards ensuring the...

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