Day: September 29, 2017

Food joy for Gokwe North community

Drought resistant hybrid seed varieties that are also pest tolerant have increased yields in the drought prone area of Gokwe North. Small holder farmers in Gokwe Nembudziya say the new drought tolerant seed varieties have brought optimism as yield increased in the dry area of Gokwe North following consecutive droughts as a result of climate change. The drought and pest tolerant new hybrid seed varieties are produced under the global maize programme of the international maize and wheat improvement centre (CIMMYT) and the farmers said growing them has reduced hunger and poverty. A senior scientist and maize breeder at...

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Lupane to construct BSZP resource centre

Lupane district is set to embark on the construction of a better schools programme in Zimbabwe BSZP resource centre aimed at improving the quality of education in the area and facilitating the implementation of the new curriculum. The Lupane Better Schools in Zimbabwe programme BSZP resource centre scheduled to be operationalised by September 2020 will have twelve offices, state of the art computer laboratory, a kitchen, library, conference room and other facilities to be utilised by pupils, teachers as well as members of the community. Guest of honour at the ground breaking ceremony held at Lupane Business Centre Engineer...

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Harare Town Clerk appointment takes new twist

Harare City Council has come up with a short list of candidates to be considered for the appointment of a substantive candidate for the post of Harare Town Clerk. The battle for a substantive town clerk who will occupy Harare Town House has taken a new twist with Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni swallowing his pride as he dumped the root to pursue James Mushore’s appointment and take the lawful route. In an exclusive interview, the Harare Mayor said his office has come up with a shortlist of candidates which will soon be submitted to the Local Government board...

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Govt reaffirms support for youths empowerment

The government has reaffirmed its support for youth empowerment to transform the country’s economy. This comes as the Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment aims at the inclusion of youths in all government ministries and departments. Youths are potential drivers of the country’s economy and the infusion of their fresh ideas into the market can turn around the fortunes of the economy. Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda represented by his deputy, Retired Colonel Christian Katsande said the Office of the President and Cabinet supports the involvement of youths in all the economic sectors...

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Emtee lands in Harare

South African rapper Emtee landed in the country this Friday (today) ahead of his show set for tonight in Harare where he is expected to kick start this year’s Shoko Festival. The celebrated rapper Mthembeni Ndevu better known as Emtee has landed in Harare for his performance at the opening day of the Shoko Festival 2017 at the Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences this evening. In an interview at the Harare International Airport, Emtee said he is thrilled to be in Zimbabwe for the first time and pledged not disappoint his fans. The roll up hit maker will be...

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Calls for relatives to support inmates

The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) says the rehabilitation of offenders can only be completed if relatives support those behind bars. This comes as the ZPCS host family week to encourage visiting of offenders next week. ZPCS spokesperson Superintendent Priscillar Mthembo said the prisons will be opening doors to all Zimbabweans to visit inmates as part of the rehabilitation process. The family week is held ahead of the International Prisons and Correctional Services Day commemorations to be held in...

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Zim trade deficit narrows by 26%

Zimbabwe’s trade flows for the first eight months showed some improvements as the economy continues to respond to measures put in place to reduce the huge import bill. Data released to the ZBC News by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat) showed that the country’s exports increased to more than US$1.13 billion between January and August this year. Accordingly the country’s trade deficit contracted by 26.6 percent to US$1.34 billion between January and August 2017 compared to the US$3.33 billion the same period last year. There was a huge decline of 62.8 percent in the August trade deficit to...

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Major boost for Mutare Provincial Hospital

The plight of many patients who used to travel to Harare for computer tonography scanning and dialysis sessions is finally over following the commissioning of three hospital equipment at the Mutare Provincial Hospital. Interviewed patients said the new hospital equipment comes as a major relief and will restore public confidence in public health institutions. The commissioning of the new hospital equipment coincided with the ground breaking ceremony of a new Natpharm warehouse facility and the launch of the three health strategies. Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa while applauding development partners for working with government in enhancing...

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Epworth challenged to work on proper planning

Epworth town planners have been challenged to come up with a proper layout plan of development for the satellite town for it to attain a town status. Epworth, a satellite town under Harare accommodates more than 250 000 people, with some illegal settlements common in the area, raising concern over adequate health facilities and schools. Speaking at the commissioning of four vehicles meant to improve service delivery, Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Deputy Minister Cde Christopher Chingosho challenged the Epworth local board to come up with a proper structure for the satellite town so that it attains...

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Zim School of Military Engineering hailed

16 graduands received awards this Friday (today) at the Zimbabwe School of Military Engineering after completing a 4 year national diploma in civil engineering. The inaugural 4 year diploma in civil engineering by the Zimbabwe School of Military Engineering is aimed at equipping the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) combat engineers with relevant knowledge acquired in civil engineering programmes. It will also enable them to be more efficient in both combat and civil engineering assignments said Commandant Pomona barracks Lieutenant Colonel Augustine Ruwambara. Guest of honour at the event ZNA Commander Philip Valerio Sibanda applauded the Zimbabwe School of Military...

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