Day: October 10, 2017

Farmers get ready for summer cropping season

The 2017/2018 agricultural season looks brighter with farmers in various parts busy tilling their land in preparation for distribution of command agriculture and the Presidential inputs by government. The country’s agriculture state of preparedness is promising as farmers in various provinces gear up for the Presidential inputs and command agriculture resources to plant their maize crop and soyabean on time. Buoyed by the success of being registered under the first phase of command last year, the farmers some who are ready to plant under irrigation could be seen tilling their land in anticipation of start of the rainy season...

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Land reform continues to register success: Mombeshora

The Ministry of Lands and Rural Resettlement says it is overwhelmed by the number of youths applying for land to venture into farming projects highlighting it is an indication that the land reform programme continues to register success. Lands and Rural Resettlement Minister, Dr Douglas Mombeshora revealed his office has over the past days been inundated by calls from youths seeking farming land. Asked if government has the land to give them, Dr Mombeshora said land is scarce but hopes that more can be identified if Treasury allocates funds to the commission set out to audit idle and underutilised...

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Climate change continues to affect rural communities

Rural communities continue to be affected by climate change related challenges like flooding and drought resulting in communities being adversely affected in accessing basic needs. Areas which include Zaka, Mwenezi, Chivi and Bikita in Masvingo Province continue to be affected by climate change. While in the 2014/2015 summer cropping season most households were faced with critical food shortages owing to low rainfall and excessive heat, in the 2015/2016 summer cropping season too much rain resulted in poor crop yield in some parts of the province. Some areas like Chivi were also affected by flooding. It is in this light...

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Women’s cricket team begins World Cup preps

The Zimbabwe women’s cricket team has begun preparing for the ICC 50 overs World Cup qualifiers which will be held in June next year. 2018 will be vital for the Zimbabwe women’s cricket team as it will present an opportunity of challenging for a place at the ICC women’s cricket world cup. It is less than a year until those crucial qualifiers are held and the Zimbabwe women’s cricket team has already started bracing up for that challenge. A series against an emerging South African women’s cricket side is being lined up for the end of the year and...

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Church urged to register to vote

Harare Province Political Commissar, Cde Shadreck Mashayamombe has called on churches to assist their members in voter registration exercise. Members of Kuwadzana 4 Johane Masowe Vadzidzi VaJesu church members celebrated the birthday of one of their own church members where they were urged to register to vote. Johane Masowe weChishanu Kuwadzana 4 leader, Spenlorge Madenyika said churches play a pivotal role in the political history of a country. During the birthday party celebration children and church members had some fun and shared some...

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ZSE continues on positive trend

Trading on the local bourse continues to record impressive gains as the industrial index rallied by a further 5.80 points to close at 468.64 points. The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange continues to provide a safe investment haven for investors as reflected by the continued gains being recorded on the main stream index. Market capitalisation was quoted slightly above US$13 billion from today’s trading session indicative of the positive sentiment that persists on the local bourse. A total of 101 trades were recorded in today’s trading led by gains in insurance giant Old Mutual which gained by 78.32 cents to close...

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Hydrocephalus patient gets assistance

There has been an overwhelming response to the plight of one year Gebu Saidi of Marondera who is suffering from hydrocephalus. The plight of Saidi highlighted on the ZBC TV’s Sunday Edition has received attention and the mother said the finances required for the baby to undergo an operation have since been raised. A local NGO So We Care has also chipped in by offering the family transport from Marondera to Parirenyatwa as well as post operation care. With director David Kaitano assuring the mother the condition can be treated while God’s Community Church has also come in with...

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How Mine cautious as Chibuku Super Cup beckons

Chibuku Super Cup semi finalists How Mine say while the dream of participating in the CAF Confederation Cup competition is shaping into a possible reality they are  cautious and will continue to take each game as it comes and are hoping for the best. Cup competitions are notorious for their unpredictability and the 2017 Chibuku Super Cup has proved just that. Chikurupati is one of the teams still standing and head coach Kelvin Kaindu said despite all the touting by other teams, he believes his boys have what it takes to pose a serious challenge to the Chibuku crown....

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Harare demolishes houses in Eyestone

Thousands of people have been left homeless in Eyestone area, Harare South constituency after the City of Harare demolished their houses. A sombre atmosphere engulfed Eyestone area as residents watched hopelessly as council bull dozers razed down their homes to rubbles. Some however managed to take their belongings out of their homes under the close supervision of the law enforcement agents. Others were defiant insisting the demolitions are aimed at disturbing people from embarking on the voter registration exercise. Representative of the residents who is the chairmen of the apex committee, Mr Tonderai Nkomo said the matter is before...

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Women continue to suffer from GBV

Gender based violence (GBV) at the workplace continues to erode the rights of a sizeable number of women in Zimbabwe, yet remains one of the under-reported cases in the country. Globally around 818 million women over the age of 15 have experienced sexual or physical violence at home, in their communities or in the workplace. Zimbabwe is not spared from this social ill, yet many women would suffer silently for fear of victimisation at the workplace. Society has set standards that make it difficult for women to openly discuss this challenge, but for those that have been brave to...

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