Day: October 6, 2017

Sports science key to development

Sports science exercise and fitness are emerging as critical areas in the growth of the sports industry and a certified UEFA B fitness trainer Glynn Nyamayauta reckons Zimbabwe need to embrace modern trends. Nyamayauta is among the country’s qualified personnel in the area of sports science and physical fitness after majoring in strength and conditioning at Leipzig University in Germany where he attained a postgraduate qualification.  After his German experience, Nyamayauta feels a lot needs to be done in the area of sports science if our sport is to develop. Nyamayauta said his German experience was an eye opener...

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265 nurses, midwives graduate at Parirenyatwa

The government has so far recruited 1 600 nurses following the approval by cabinet for the ministry to employ 2 000 more nurses to cushion the high demand for the health practitioners.  265 registered general nurses and midwives who successfully completed training at Parirenyatwa School of Nursing, who graduated today will no longer wait for a long period to be deployed.  The group of 265 nurses comprising registered general nurses, specialised nurses who trained in ophthalmic nursing, intensive care, nurse anesthetists, operating theatre nurses, oncology, renal and mental health nurses as well as midwives are graduating at a time...

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US$65 mn mobilised for wheat payouts

The Grain Millers Association has mobilised US$65 million as pre-payment for wheat, a development that will see timely payouts to farmers for their produce. Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe chairperson, Tafadzwa Musarara who attended a field day in middle Sabi said the funds have been mobilised to buy wheat giving hope for timely payouts for those who deliver their produce. Mr Musarara said government has greatly supported wheat farming through command agriculture and urged farmers to maximise productivity by adopting best farming practices. Middle Sabi Farmers Association technical advisor, Lovemore Chigumira said subsidies on water and electricity charges among...

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Gwanda to host 2017 Zanu PF National People’s Conference  

The Matabeleland South organising committee for the 2017 Zanu PF National People’s Conference has maintained the event will be held in Gwanda and an estimated US$6.4 million will be required to spruce up the conference venue and accommodation facilities. The local organising committee for the 2017 Zanu PF National People’s Conference has continued to meet and submit reports on progress that has been made so far ahead of the event set for December. According to the chairperson of the organising sub-committee, Cde Richard Ndlovu, US$6.4 million will be needed to spruce up the conference venue as well as improve...

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 ZSE continues upward trend

  Trading on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) ended on a higher note despite losses by some counters on the market. The industrial index gained by 1.03 percent to 448.83 points while the resources index was unchanged at 140.71 points. FML gained by 20 percent to 12.00 cents,  Dawn closed trading 6.38 percent higher at 2.50 cents, National Foods was 5.03 percent up to end at 646.00 cents and Bat share price closed the week at 3642. 42 cents after gaining 4.07 percent. The gains were however offset by losses in  Mash 11.25 percent down to end at  7.10...

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Pres Mugabe meets WFDY leader

President Robert Mugabe met with the visiting president of World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), Mr Nikolas Papadimitriou at State House in Harare this evening. Mr Papadimitriou delivered a special message in which the 19th World Festival for Youths and Students to be held in Sochi, Russia will recognise President Mugabe as one of the 4 world leaders who have spearheaded the fight against imperialism. The other leaders are Fidel Castro Ruz of Cuba, Chez Guevara of argentina and the late Abdel Aziz of Western Saharawi. The president of the WFDY is accompanied by DRC Youth League leader, Patrick...

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Black Rhinos, Harare City clash set for Rufaro

The stage is set for Chibuku quarter final action slated for this weekend with Harare City and Black Rhinos clashing at Rufaro Stadium tomorrow. Giants fell in the first round with Dynamos, Highlanders and defending Champions Ngezi Platinum all kicked out of the competition. It now appears anyone’s game with 2015 champions Harare City seeking to rekindle the top form they showed two seasons ago in the same competition. The Sunshine Boys’ clash with a tricky Black Rhinos who progressed to the last 8 after overcoming Triangle in the first round. Glory in the 2015 edition earned Harare City...

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Masera Secondary School officially opened

Investment in the education of children remains a priority of government and its partners so that the country remains competitive on the global market. This came out during the official opening of Masera Secondary School in Beitbridge West constituency this Thursday (yesterday). The long distances that children walk to the nearest school have previously been cited as being among the reasons some learners in Beitbridge failing to proceed to secondary level. In a bid to address this problem the community with support from the local council and World Vision who invested US$120 000 pulled resources to construct Masera Secondary...

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Pres Mugabe hailed for championing anti imperialism

President of the World Federation for Democratic Youths (WFDY), Cde Nikolas Papadimitriou has commended President Robert Mugabe for being an international icon of anti imperialism. A high powered delegation from the WFDY are in the country to invite President Mugabe to the International Festival of the Youths to be held in Russia this month. The youths toured the National Heroes Acre and laid wreaths on the tomb of the unknown soldier and the late first two Vice Presidents Cde Joshua Nkomo and Cde Simon Muzenda.  Cde Papadimitriou said youths draw inspiration from Cde Mugabe for his fearless approach in...

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Lupane calls for infrastructure development prioritisation

The Lupane community is calling for the prioritisation of infrastructure development to enable the Matabeleland North provincial capital match the levels of other sister provincial capitals countrywide. The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development is on a countrywide budget consultations tour seeking input from the public on the forthcoming national budget. Road rehabilitation, building of advanced level schools, provincial hospital, science laboratories, civil servants houses, teacher training college and vocational training centre are infrastructure requirements needed in Lupane, notes stakeholders. Acting chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development Planning, Cde Terrence Mukupe said...

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