Day: October 8, 2017

Church urges members to vote Zanu PF

The leader of the St Luke Apostolic EJWEL Jekenisheni Church, Archbishop Philip Pferedzai Matarika has urged church members to take advantage of the ongoing biometric voter registration exercise and register to vote President Robert Mugabe into power come 2018 harmonized elections. Speaking at the St Luke Apostolic EJWEL Jekenisheni Church’s women’s conference held at the church’s Maunganidze headquarters in Chipinge, Archbishop Pferedzai Matarika, urged church members to register as voters and defend the ruling Zanu PF party that he said has been promoting pro-Christian policies in the country. The church’s Ruwadzano Chairlady, Rumbidzai Magweregwede said the women’s conference which...

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Raw chrome export ban looms

The export of raw minerals like chrome is facing an imminent ban after the government expressed concern that treasury is losing millions of dollars in potential revenue due to lack of beneficiation efforts. Addressing stakeholders during the 23rd graduation ceremony of the Zimbabwe School of Mines in Bulawayo, the Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Cde Walter Chidhakwa, hinted that the government might need to revisit the 2011 policy on the ban of raw minerals like chrome. “The country cannot continue to lose potential revenue through exporting minerals in their raw form. There is need to adopt the Africa...

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Scores grace Starbrite southern region finals

The search for Zimbabwe’s entertainment talent in the southern region reached its climax as a number of budding musicians and poets took time to prove their capabilities in front of a sizable audience at the regional finals of the Starbrite competition held in Bulawayo this Saturday. Poets and musicians kept the audience entertained during the better part of Saturday as they took turns to outdo each other on the podium in a bid to represent the region in the finals to be held later in the year. Show organiser, Barney Mpariwa said this year’s edition of Starbrite is with...

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Harare launches ‘Operation Restore Order’

The City of Harare has launched an operation codenamed‘Restore Order,’which is aimed at decongesting the city and bringing order and sanity in the central business district. The local authority will work with the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, the Zimbabwe Republic Police and all law enforcement agents in implementing the operation. In the implementation of the first phase of the framework, the City of Harare has ordered vendors to register, commuter omnibuses to park at designated holding bays and long distance buses to use gazetted pick up points. City of Harare Acting Town Clerk, Mrs...

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Top bowlers October 5’s bowls tournament

The city bowling club is hosting its annual three-day October 5’s bowls tournament which has attracted 14 other teams of five players each from all over the country in what has become the  biggest event on the local bowls calendar. The three-day tournament has attracted top bowlers from all over the country including Mutare, Gweru, Bulawayo, Kadoma and Chiredzi, while a number of upcoming players are graduating from the junior development programme. The tournament is being played in a format of fours, triples, pairs and singles and will also mark the city bowling clubs 91st year of existence. The...

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Co-operatives movement loses steam

The co-operatives movement was initiated after independence by the ruling Zanu PF party as a means to accelerate the country’s development agenda. 37 years down the line, the initial thrust that was intended has been eroded as greed as well as a lack of commitment to work together have taken root. In areas such as housing some strides were met as individuals pooled resources through subscriptions to ensure that they had shelter. Manicaland Provincial Affairs Minister, Cde Mandi Chimene, however noted that a paradigm shift is needed to ensure Zimbabweans realise that in unity of purpose lies accelerated development....

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Girl mysteriously loses legs, hand

It may sound and appear stranger than fiction, but 13 year old Praise Kasunhi of Chitungwiza woke up with no flesh, due to a rare condition called wet gangrene.  Barely three months after being diagnosed of this disease, Praise has found both her legs and arm being amputated and is now looking for assistance in cash and kind as her parents who are unemployed cannot afford to raise US$13 000 for her medical bills. What started as a normal day ended like a drama for the 13 year old Zengeza 4 Primary School pupil. The former basketball player said...

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Youths delighted at ZESA Training Centre

Youths who attended the ZESA National Training Centre open day have described the event as an eye opener to those who would want to pursue training in electrical engineering ZESA National Training Centre this Friday opened its gates, workshops and training facilities to the public to enable them to have an appreciation of the operations of the institution and its subsidiaries namely: ZPC, ZENT, ZETDC and Powertel. Youths who attended the open day described it as an eye opener to those wishing to advance themselves in the field of electrical engineering. ZESA National Training Centre Development Manager, Mr Tawanda...

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Concern over unprocedural procurement

The Office of the Auditor General has noted with concern lack of transparency, outdated procedures in procurement and failure to adhere to laid down procedures in the implementation of many government projects. Robust, sound as well as sustainable procurement and supply strategies are key in enhancing efficiency, competitiveness of any industry and contribute to the country’s economic development. “Prudent procurement and associated policies through price stabilisation drives economic growth, lowers inflation while eliminating market price distortions,” said Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, in a speech read on his behalf by the Minister of Information Communication Technology (ICT), Postal and Courier...

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Adopt traditional medicines, govts urged

Regional countries have been reminded to expedite the World Health Organisation (WHO) African region resolution to enhance the role of traditional medicine in health systems through increased research and strengthening human resources capacity. Herbalists and traditionalists from Zimbabwe and Zambia said regional governments should integrate traditional medicine into national health systems. Traditionalist and herbalist, Dr Kwamwelo Banda said there is need to strengthening co-operation among regional countries and increasing investment towards research to promote effective use of such medicine. Under the WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023, the global body has committed itself to assist member countries to harness the...

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