Day: October 4, 2017

3-tier pricing regime continues

Price distortions have continued to dominate in the market with business players establishing a multiple pricing system that has affected the consumer’s buying power. Investigations carried by the ZBC News crew in Harare today revealed that various forms of payment that have been created by the government to bring convenience to business transactions have presented an opportunity for business players to come up with different price regime per product. Consumers are being charged varying percentages for mobile and electronic transactions.   Interviewed consumers said the price distortions were affecting their buying power, thus creating uncertainty of products availability. Business players, Mr Samson Nanhanga and Shepherd Chengeta cried foul over the prevailing environment describing it as not viable and unsustainable. The situation obtaining on the ground is a recipe for more business closure and an urgent solution is required to bring order and sanity in the price...

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Zanu PF Masvingo in voter education drive

Zanu PF Masvingo Province says it can only win elections if supporters register to vote in the 2018 harmonised elections, with the party leadership saying they will be aggressively carrying out voter education in all corners of the province. As the 2018 general elections are fast approaching, efforts are being made to ensure as many people register under the new biometric voter registration (BVR) system. Zanu PF Masvingo Provincial leadership is holding meetings across the province, urging supporters to vote. “This is the only way of ensuring that President Robert Mugabe stays in power as elections are a game...

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Over 104 women at NAC golf tourney

The NAC HIV Cancer golf event got underway this Tuesday with scores of women taking part in the event aimed at raising funds for the purchase of 15 mobile cancer screening units for rural hospitals. Over 104 women teed off in action for the golf event with only Claris Masani managing to advance to the pro-am tournament after a superb performance in the open ladies qualifying round. Masani managed 45 points to advance to the three day professional golf tournament. Speaking at the prize giving ceremony, ladies captain, Aulia Alfazema hailed the massive turn out by women, saying the tournament will go a long way in curbing cancer and HIV since women are on the epicenter of the two diseases. NAC Acting Board Chairperson, Beatrice Tonhodzayi noted that the tournament is a response to addressing the non communicable diseases. The guest of honor, the Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Adrian Musiiwa said the event is a befitting one which will address the cancer scourge. Exceptional performers were also awarded with prizes at the event which was also graced by the Deputy Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development, Cde Abigirl Damasane. The tournament will run until Friday and will feature professional golfers from South Africa and...

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Exam leak claim a farce: Govt

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has described a social media examination leak report which sparked furore among candidates as a farce. Minister Lazarus Dokora said Zimbabweans should guard against falling victims of brainless media junkies who abuse social media. He said the contents of the purported leaked Ordinary Level Mathematics Paper 1 document highlights the naivety of the abuser as it has glaring inconsistencies. “The purported Mathematics examination paper 1 has 24 pages, which is not the ZIMSEC actual standard. The actual paper in question is set to be written in October not November as the leaked...

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‘Implement Occupational Safety and Health Policy’

The government has called upon all companies including its entities to implement the Occupational Safety and Health Policy in order to eliminate accidents, injuries, diseases and fatalities at workplaces which are on the increase. The country continues to record an increase in the number of occupational deaths, injuries and diseases with 3,330 serious accidents and 32 fatalities having been reported between January and August this year. The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Cde Prisca Mupfumira said there is need to adopt and implement occupational safety and health management systems and policies to ensure workers as well...

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Mat South receives $300k for water harvesting

Matabeleland South Province has been allocated $300 000 for the construction of weirs to harvest rain water as part of efforts to assist communities and animals with the precious liquid. The province, which falls under ecological region four and five, receives little rainfall and needs the support of water harvesting methods to deal with perennial shortage of the life serving liquid. In his presentation in Umzingwane recently, the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) CEO, Dr Jefter Sakupwanya, said the province has been allocated funding for the construction of small dams that are critical to the lives of people especially...

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Zim urged to invest in science tech research

The Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda says Zimbabwe should find ways of translating science, technology and innovation into tangible gains for the economy. Dr Sibanda was addressing representatives of government departments, academia and captains of industry at a science, technology and innovation indaba in Harare today. The gathering was aimed at ensuring that researchers are encouraged to carry out studies that can be used to produce goods and services for the global market in line with ZIMASSET and improve the lives of the people. “The academia, industry and government bodies can build an integrated...

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