Day: October 9, 2017

Smuggling, illegal sale of drugs on the increase

The Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) have noted with concern increasing cases of smuggling and illegal sell of antibiotics and other pharmaceutical drugs in the streets despite having serious health implications. In the face of rising antimicrobial resistance in common infections driven by consumption of antibiotics, the MCAZ and the Zimbabwe Republic Police are conducting operations to curb illegal sell and uptake of antibiotics. Police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said a regional joint operation is being conducted to curb illegal sell of pharmaceutical drugs among other crimes as syndicates are operating...

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SRC gears up for YES festival

The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has stepped up efforts for the 2017 Youth Education through Sport (YES) festival set for Gweru from the 7th to the 11th of December. SRC corporate development officer, Tirivashe Nheweyembwa said it is their responsibility to create a well rounded sporting personality cognisant of critical life skills hence the festival. The annual event targets under 15 boys and girls athletes. It provides them with a platform to debate on life issues through peer education and engage in community projects. A total of about 1000 athletes across the country’s ten provinces are expected at...

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Major boost for Gwanda Municipality

The Municipality of Gwanda has received an additional US$800 000 through the public sector investment programme for the completion of the five megalitre water reservoir at Spitzkop suburb.  The long awaited five megalitre water reservoir project that was initiated in 2011 is now 99 percent complete and the availing of US$800 000 by government through The Infrastructure Development Bank will see the project being completed by the end of November. Gwanda town secretary Ms Priscilla Nkala revealed that council has to date spent about US$1.9 million in the construction of the water reservoir which is seen as the panacea...

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Mpofu wins Simon Muzenda golf tourney

Tafara Mpofu of Chapman Golf Club emerged the winner beating over 100 other golfers in this years’ Simon Vengai Muzenda annual golf tournament held at Masvingo Golf Club. Mpofu amassed 72 points. This year’s event saw a marked increase in the number of the participants with over 100 entries from across the country compared to last year’s 60. Captain Vitalis Muzenda, who spearheads the running of the tournament, applauded the business community for showing keen interest in the tournament. Co-organiser of the event, Mrs Nelly Muzenda said they will continue to purchase golf kits for children at primary school...

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HBA off to a flyer

The Harare Basketball Association (HBA) got off to flying start in week two with an exciting match featuring giants and arch rivals DZ Raiders and Cameo. Cameo won by a point, 48-47 to set up an intriguing fixture this weekend against reigning champions City of Harare Hornets this weekend. The one point win by Cameo over bitter rivals DZ Raiders has given them the belief this will be their season of breaking the HBA title drought. Cameo under veteran coach Roderick Takawira will face City Hornets whom they were supposed to face in the first and opening week of...

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ZIMRA widens tax base      

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has widened its tax base by enforcing policies to ensure productive sectors play an important role in honouring obligations.                        Despite improvements in revenue collections since January there has been a slowdown by some key sectors in terms of their contributions.               A combination of low disposable incomes, limited domestic demand and high production costs have not spared industry and commerce in terms of viability thus making it difficult to honour tax obligations.                         The trend has resulted in ZIMRA being owed in excess of two billion dollars with the authority’s chairperson Mrs Willia Bonyongwe confirming...

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Farmers urged to get geared for 2017-2018 season

Farmers have been reminded to finalise their land preparation by taking advantage of the light showers being experienced in some parts of the country and softening the ground. The rains being experiencing this week in some parts of the country do not signal the beginning of the 2017-2018 farming season. Farmers have however been urged to utilise the weather spell created by these showers to till their land in preparation for the onset of the actual rains by mid November 2017. Weather forecaster Meteorological Services Department, Mr John Mupuro told the ZBC News that the good rains received in...

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School children brace for exams

School children in Chitungwiza have held a seminar aimed at encouraging interaction among students and polish up for the exams starting on the 16th of this month. An economics seminar has been held at Zengeza 2 High School in Chitungwiza for upper six students. The seminar was part of preparations for the exams by economics school children in Chitungwiza as they polish up for the exams which are around the corner. Some of the children who spoke to ZBC News said the event has among other benefits, prepared them fully for the exams. The tutorial coordinator and teacher from...

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Chipanga takes a swipe at rogue youths

Zanu PF Secretary for Youth Affairs, Cde Kudzanayi Chipanga says rogue youths who do not respect seniors in the party and continue to abuse the social media for the wrong purposes should be expelled from the party. Cde Chipanga expressed these sentiments during the just ended Zanu PF Youth Assembly in Harare at the weekend. The calls by Cde Chipanga were made following numerous reports that some youths are disrespecting party leaders and are working with some externally based individuals to besmirch the party and leaders. He went on to condemn the sale of Barclays Bank shares to top...

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ZAS embarks on goat commercialisation

Livestock farmers are set to benefit from a special goat breeding programme being spearheaded by the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) to revive small stocks and create wealth for the rural community. The country’s goat production which has dwindled over the years is set for a boom following the launch of a special goat programme by ZAS. The society’s chief executive told the ZBC News on the sidelines of the goat stakeholders’ conference in Harare that the organisation will provide training to equip farmers with best goat breeding practices to enable them to unlock value from their small stocks. Farmers...

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