Day: September 11, 2017

A shot in the arm for elderly, orphans

About 1 000 elderly people and some orphaned and vulnerable children received an assortment of groceries each from victory church international during a ceremony conducted in Chinhoyi. The grocery hampers consisting of mealie-meal, sugar, beans, kapenta, cooking oil, soap, flour and rice were handed over to recipients by the church through its charity arm, Good Samaritans Ministries. A few others also received some shoes and clothes in addition to the grocery hampers. The products were handed to beneficiaries by the Victory Church International founder, Apostle and Patriarch Paul Mwamba, who  was accompanied by  his over seer general Dan Muhemedi....

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Grobbelaar donates kit to Far Post Academy

Former Warriors shot stopper Bruce Grobbelaar, defender Dickson Choto and former Air Zimbabwe Jets player Calvin Adano have donated a soccer kit to an academy in Chitungwiza. The trio led by former Liverpool, Highlanders and dream team member, Grobbelaar retraced their footsteps to where it all began at Far Post Academy in Zengeza 3. The players donated a soccer kit to the Chitungwiza academy that bred them as well as players such Alois Bunjira and Patrick Daka. Former referee Freddy Musonza who was also an instructor and assessor heaped praises on Grobbelaar’s gesture of retracing his footsteps to an...

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Govt recruits 2.3k teachers

Government has recruited 2 300 teachers nationwide to enable full implementation of the new curriculum introduced early this year. Prior to the move, schools were facing implementation hiccups due to shortage of teachers. Following a request by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education for employment of additional qualified teachers, the Public Service Commission and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development approved recruitment of 2 300 teachers. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Sylvia Utete-Masango said the recruitment was done nationwide in a thorough exercise guided by the new curriculum requirements. Dr Utete-Masango...

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Lady Cheetahs camp still in disarray

The senior women’s sevens rugby team nicknamed the “Lady Cheetahs” camp is still in disarray despite assurances that they will travel this Wednesday evening for the Africa Sevens women’s tournament in Tunisia. Despite the hard hours of work being put in at Harare Sports Club ahead of the tournament, the Lady Cheetahs remain a neglected lot. The team lacks a proper diet surviving on one meal of bread and polony sandwich and mazoe juice for lunch while they still do not have a proper training kit or boots with each dressing as they can afford. In the midst of...

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Kadoma set for a facelift

The City of Kadoma which attained 100 years of existence is now on a drive to ensure that it provides residents with services consumerate with a city of its stature. The City of Kadoma recently rolled out the Victory Park housing project which is expected to see about 6 000 households benefitting. However, the city, realising the power of synergies has set its sights on partnering corporates as was highlighted during a recently held golf day where commitment to turn around the gold mining hub was emphasized. The business community re-affirmed its support towards ensuring the city whose fortunes...

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Japan seeks to improve parliamentary cooperation

Japan is seeking ways of improving parliamentary cooperation with Zimbabwe’s parliament while at the same time exploring ways of deepening economic relations. The process of exploring ways of widening areas of cooperation between the Japanese government and parliament of Zimbabwe came during a courtesy call on speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda by the Japanese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Toshiyuki Iwado. Briefing journalists after an hour long closed door meeting, Mr Iwado said there is huge potential of cooperation between the two parliaments while also a number of initiatives can be done on the economic front. Zimbabwe...

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War vets distance themselves from Mutsvangwa

Cde Mandi Chimene the interim national chairperson of the War Veterans Association says they distanced themselves from the Christopher Mutsvangwa led group of war veterans when they realised that they were working against the interests of Zanu PF. Addressing Zanu PF members in Bulawayo during a commissariat workshop on the voter education and registration, Cde Chimene said war veterans are a part of Zanu PF and any attempt to separate them from the party is unacceptable. Her sentiments were echoed by Cde Chiratidzo Mabuwa another senior party member who is also a war veteran who said discipline within the...

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Zim must consider alternative energy sources: Experts

A cocktail of strategic interventions is required to mitigate Zimbabwe’s power deficit in the long term. Experts contend mega investments are required in renewable energy, particularly solar while incentives should be provided for independent power producers. News that 16 power projects with a potential of generating 6 000 megawatts of power are under constructions casts a positive outlook on the economic revival in sectors such as agriculture, mining and the manufacturing industry. While it is commendable Zimbabwe must also start seriously considering alternative sources of energy such as solar and mini hydro power stations despite the large investments needed...

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Foot and mouth hits Chipinge

Panic has gripped livestock farmers in Chipinge as foot and mouth threatens production after reports that the disease is spreading at an alarming pace. Luiperdsvlei Farm with a herd of over 200 is among the heavily affected. Luiperdsvlei farm belonging to David Joubet is one of the country‘s leading brahman pedigree bulls breeder and once a leading milk supplier in Chipinge. The farm has been severely affected by foot and mouth with 76 milking cows already quarantined. Farm owner Joubet said the foot and mouth disease has drastically reduced his milk supply by an average 3000 litres per day...

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China donates rice to Zim

China has invested nearly US$20 million to support Zimbabwe in the 2017-2018 lean season, with the Asian country handing over 12 500 metric tonnes of rice in the capital.  Sino-Zim bilateral relations continue to strengthen with the China investment set to span from the 3rd quarter of 2017 to March 2018. The Asian country on Monday (today) donated US$14.7 million worth of rice to Zimbabwe. Unveiling the first batch of 12 500 metric tonnes of rice, Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe pledged commitment to assisting Zimbabwe with food aid, agricultural development and other areas of co-operation. Minister of Labour and...

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