Day: October 7, 2017

MPs must serve the people: Speaker

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Advocate Jacob Mudenda has implored parliamentarians to adhere to their constitutional mandate and promote democracy without fear of favor in their line of duty. Addressing delegates at the Liaison and Co-ordination Committee retreat in Bulawayo this Saturday, Advocate Mudenda said parliamentarians are sworn to serve the people. “Parliamentarians should understand that they are sworn to serve the people by undertaking their oversight role through the use of the constitution as their guiding manual in their pursuit to promote democratic principles that the Zimbabwean government adopted. They must advance the people’s concerns without fear...

Read More

Pres Mugabe to reshuffle cabinet next week

President Robert Mugabe says he will reshuffle his cabinet early next week. Addressing the Zanu PF Youth League National Assembly meeting at the party’s headquarters in Harare today, Cde Mugabe said he is reflecting on whether the current cabinet has met the expectations of the people at their appointment. The reshuffle could see some ministers being reassigned. The President also urged party members to remain united and desist from personalising and fanning factionalism in the revolutionary party. He urged youths to be disciplined, saying the party will unconditionally support them if they do so. “The youth being the vanguard of...

Read More

Support new curriculum, govt urged

Parents have been urged to support the new education curriculum. Speaking during a prize giving ceremony at St Francis of Assisi in Chikomba, the guest speaker, Commander Zimbabwe Defence Forces, General Constantino Guveya Chiwenga said the introduction of the new curriculum is a positive development that needs to be supported by parents and other stakeholders. General Chiwenga, who has a Catholic background, advised students to use social media constructively. Established in 1965, St Francis of Assisi currently has an enrolment of 784 students and recorded a pass rate of 96,5 percent at Ordinary Level and 100 percent at Advanced...

Read More

Govt happy with Red Cross Society work

The government says it appreciates the role played by the Red Cross Society in training personnel who are key in disaster management. Mtoko District Administrator, Mr Isaiah Mukamba, who was the guest speaker at the graduation of nurse aides from the district, said it is important to equip teachers, pupils and members of the community with first aid skills to cope with disasters. Zimbabwe Red Cross Society Secretary General, Maxwell Phiri and Mtoko District Medical Officer, Dr Ephraim Kufa, spoke of the importance of the Red Cross Society – trained nurse aides to the country’s health delivery system. A total of 164 people were trained to become nurse aides and also in disaster management in Mtoko District. Of those trained, 129 are females and 35 males. The province has so far trained 700 nurse aides this...

Read More

Budget consultations end

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development has concluded the nation-wide 2017 national budget public consultations with the need for a pro-poor budget, enhancing productivity across all sectors and transformation of various communities dominating discussions. The public consultations, which commenced on the 2nd of this month ended yesterday, Friday the 6th of October, with all the country’s 10 provinces covered. The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development commended the public for their input and described the exercise as a success given the sound recommendations and participation by all age groups. Acting Chairperson of the portfolio...

Read More

Grow small grains, schools urged

Schools in Uzumba have been urged to grow small grains to improve on food security. Uzumba legislator, Cde Simbaneuta Mudarikwa, who was the guest speaker at the launch of the small grains production programmes in schools at Machekera Primary School, said apart from growing small grains, schools should also join government programmes like command agriculture to improve on food security and to also venture into cotton production. Ms Melody Nyonyamo from COTTCO invited the schools to join cotton production as there are readily available inputs. The schools received small grain seeds for planting this season which include rapoko, grounduts,...

Read More

RBZ commits to pharmaceutical sector support

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has re-affirmed its commitment to support the pharmaceutical industry with cumulative foreign payments for the sector reaching $160 million from January 2015 to August 2017. Cognisant of the of the fact that productivity and growth of the domestic economy hinges on the well-being of the population, the RBZ says it will continue to prioritize the pharmaceutical sector in terms of foreign currency allocations. RBZ Deputy Governor, Dr Jesimen Chipika told members of the Pharmaceutical Society of Zimbabwe (PSZ) attending the 2017 pharmacists indaba that the apex bank is working on settling the outstanding...

Read More

Follet-Smith wins NAC golf tourney

Young Ben Follet-Smith won the National AIDS Council (NAC) Zimbabwe second edition of annual HIV and Cancer Prevention Pro-am golf tournament at Royal Harare when he finished an impressive 14 under. The former US based student pocketed $6000 after carding an 8 under on Wednesday and followed it up with another 5 under 64 on Thursday and finishing day three on one under 71. The Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa said 60 percent of all cancers were HIV and AIDS related, hence the need to incorporate cancer into HIV and AIDS and use same tactics to...

Read More

Mash retailers, wholesalers honoured

Several retailers and wholesalers scooped prices at the Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) Mashonaland Retailers and Wholesalers annual awards ceremony that was held on Friday night in Harare. The awards of excellence are meant to celebrate and honour business players in the retail and wholesale sector for their contribution to national development, reviving and supporting local industry as well as production of affordable home grown quality products. Guest of honour at the event, the Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan Province, Cde Miriam Chikukwa and CZR President, Mr Denford Mutashu urged retailers and wholesalers to desist from manipulating customers through the three tier pricing system and baseless price hikes. Simrac Retailers and Wholesalers from Kadoma scooped the Mashonaland Retailer of the Year Award, while Horizon Ivato from Harare won the Most Innovative Retailer of the Year award. Eat ‘n’ Lick clinched the Fast Food Retailer of the Year award while N. Richards was awarded the Best Retail Wholesale Employer of the Year. Retailers and wholesalers are major contributors to economic development hence the need for them to exert their energies on industry revival, building consumer confidence and promoting intra-trade in Zimbabwe. The CZR national awards will be held on the 17th of next...

Read More

Cheetahs qualify for World Cup

The Zimbabwe sevens rugby team succumbed to a 10-7 loss at the hands of Uganda in the Africa Cup final but sealed a maiden World Cup qualification. The Cheetahs got off to a good start but let slip of a 7-nil lead to lose to the hosts 10-7 in the final. Despite the loss to Uganda, Zimbabwe is on cloud nine after booking World Cup qualification. According to the current qualifying format the two teams that make it to the final gain automatic qualification, meaning that the Cheetahs and the Cranes will both grace the 2018 Sevens World Cup...

Read More
  • 1
  • 2

Online Stream