Month: September 2017

Harnessing demographic dividend critical: Dr Sibanda

Ministry of Youth Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment says other line ministries should play a critical role in the empowerment of young people. In a bid to ensure the integration of youth concerns and views on mainstream programming, government through the Ministry of Youth Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment is set to coordinate youth focal desks in all ministries. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Dr Desire Sibanda said focal desks are important in harnessing the demographic dividend which ensures the empowerment of young people is achieved across the country. Deputy Chief Secretary in the...

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Govt geared to rebrand Zim’s image

The 2017 edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani World Travel Exhibition has taught the country how to improve brand Zimbabwe with government now focusing on rebranding the country’s image to the world. Zimbabwe’s brand has been at the receiving end of the international media as they are promoting their owners’ hostility towards the nation, prompting government to intensify its marketing strategies. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry Dr Thokozile Chitepo said the 2017 edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani Expo was an eye opener as it gave her ministry an opportunity to bring in fresh ideas towards marketing brand Zimbabwe....

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Calls to fully exploit wildlife based land reform

Communities in Matabeleland have been called upon to fully exploit the wildlife based land reform programme and empower themselves through the lucrative safari hunting and game viewing projects facilitated by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks). Matabeleland is endowed with wildlife resources with Matabeleland North Province being the bastion of the big five and also the prime safari hunting area in the country.  However, communities in the region are grappling with the challenge of human wildlife conflict which can be addressed if resources are availed. The issue of human wildlife conflict is a result of failure by...

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Water joy for rural communities

Government has initiated a programme to benefit rural communities living adjacent to bulk water sources that are dotted around the country through sustainable use of the resource for economic projects and domestic usage. While the country has invested millions of dollars in bulk water storage facilities by building dams, in most instances this water has remained unused due to the unavailability of irrigation infrastructure and piped water system for domestic use. The is set to change as government has initiated a programme to avail water to communities living near dams as is the situation in Mzingwane district of Matabeleland...

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Chisuma, Monde traditional leaders commended

Chisuma and Monde traditional leaders in Matabeleland North have been commended for preserving the country’s rich cultural heritage and supporting the growth of traditional dance groups in their communities. Several traditional dance outfits from Matabeleland North Province converged in the resort town of Victoria Falls to showcase their traditional dances. Among the traditional dance groups were Makishi Arts Group, Victoria Falls Nyau Group and the Ilembe Shining Spears. Traditional leaders who have been at the fore-front in preserving the rich cultural heritage were commended for their role in the safeguarding the cultural heritage. Village heads from Chisuma and Jambezi...

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Marondera embarks on roads rehab programme

The Marondera Municipality says it is happy with the assistance received from the government for the emergency road rehabilitation programme being held in the area. Marondera Municipality chamber secretary Mr Rinashe Nyamuzihwa told Mashonaland East Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Retired Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri who was on a tour of the emergency road rehabilitation programme in Marondera that the local authority is happy with the work done so far which has improved the state of the roads. Cde Mutinhiri said he hopes more funds will be availed so that all the roads are rehabilitated. Marondera Municipality was...

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Govt aims at promoting mass sport participation

Sport and Recreation Minister Makhosini Hlongwane says more needs to be done to ensure that all sport and recreation facilities meet high performance demands for paralympics. Addressing guests at the 29th edition of the Danhiko annual paralympic games at Danhiko Project in Harare, Minister Hlongwane said by providing the necessary facilities government ensures that it is being practical to respect disabled persons dignity and accord them their right to equal treatment in society. He said the government aims at promoting mass community participation in sport and recreation through the community sport and recreation club system aimed at instituting the...

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Manicaland agric show records increased exhibitors

The 2017 and 107th edition of the Manicaland Agricultural Show saw an increased number of exhibitors with local authorities and non-governmental organisations participating for the first time. The five day show was a platform for various stakeholders among them farmers, manufacturers and non-governmental organisations to share notes on ways of improving their operations. As the country gears for the next summer cropping season, a call has been made for government to resuscitate and establish new irrigation schemes as a drought mitigation measure. Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Mashonaland East, Retired Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri said there is need...

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Zanu PF Harare embarks on voter registration campaign

Zanu PF Harare Province has embarked on voter registration campaign amid indications that the province will have 700 registration centres when the programme goes into full swing next month. The revolutionary party’s election machinery is already on the ground urging supporters to register under the biometric voter registration (BVR) process which will be in full swing next month across the country. Briefing Harare provincial leadership from all the 256 districts on the BVR process, Zanu PF director commissariat Cde Kizito Kuchekwa said Harare will have 700 registration centres and urged party supporters to register ahead of the 2018 harmonised...

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