Day: October 11, 2017

Calls for computerisation of insurance firms

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development has called for the integration of computer systems in insurance companies to ensure increased financial inflows for the road traffic accident fund. The road transport sector still uses old and outdated systems that are not integrated, exposing the unsuspecting travellers to 65 percent of commuter omnibuses that are unregistered, un-insured and not road worthy. Chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development, Cde Dexter Nduna said the integration of transport management systems is therefore critical in restoring sanity and order. “We also need to road accident trauma...

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Miss Universe China held in Zim

Bing Lin Tao emerged the winner of the Miss Universe China 2017 at the event that saw 15 beauties taking to the ramp at Meikles Hotel in the capital this Monday. The night belonged to Bing Lin Tao a Zimbabwean model who beat 14 other beauties to land the coveted crown. Xinru Han was crowned First Princess with Second Princess gong going to Wanzhong Wang. Zimbabwe Tourism Authority chief executive officer, Karikoga Kaseke said the event was part of the efforts to market the tourism industry in Zimbabwe. Chinese Federation of Zimbabwe deputy chairman, Zivanyai Zhou said the event...

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Zim Open volleyball tourney roars into life

A high profile volleyball tournament will ignite the UZ Courts this weekend when teams from Harare rub shoulders with teams from Bulawayo in the national league finals. All roads lead to UZ courts this weekend for the national volleyball finals and the Zimbabwean Open volleyball tournament. The two tournaments will run concurrently. The national league final is a tournament where two provincial champions represent a province while the Zimbabwe Open is a tournament reserved for ladies teams. Tournament director Brian Manuel said they decided to run the two tournaments simultaneously since the tournament proved to be of small magnitude...

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Govt demands albinism policy proposal

The government has instructed the National Disability Board to present a proposal for framing a policy that deals with albinism in the country. Addressing hundreds of people during the launch of the Friends with Albinism Campaign in Harare this Wednesday, the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Cde Patrick Zhuwao said the government is committed to put in place a policy that protects people with albinism to improve their livelihoods and eradicates  discrimination. Albino Charity Organisation of Zimbabwe Executive Director, Mrs Loveness Mainato said albinos face a lot of challenges as they are sidelined in the society....

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Miss Tourism Zim 2017 date set

The Miss Tourism Zimbabwe 2017 finals are pencilled for the 9th of December with over 100 contestants set to battle for top honours. The beauty pageant will showcase the talents of young Zimbabwean ladies who will seek to create a positive brand Zimbabwe on the international scene. The newly appointed Minister of Tourism, Environment and Hospitality Industry, Cde Edgar Mbwembwe said the government is committed to ensuring that the Miss Tourism Zimbabwe beauty pageant maintains continuity as it is a critical component to empower the girl child. To date, Miss Tourism Zimbabwe has received more than 200 applications from...

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Youths demand for land overwhelm govt

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

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Ultimatum for illegal vendors, pirate taxis

The Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan Province, Cde Miriam Chikukwa has instructed illegal vendors and pirate taxis operating within the CBD to move to designated sites with immediate effect. Illegal vending and illegal pirate taxis have resulted in a number of challenges which include loss of lives, traffic congestion and inconveniences to the general public. Speaking during a press conference in Harare this Wednesday, Minister Chikukwa said illegal vendors and kombi operators should move to designated sites as stated in their operating letters issued by the Harare City Council. The Acting Town Clerk, Dr Prosper Chonzi urged vendors...

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President urges farmers to prepare for agric season

The 312nd ordinary session of the Zanu PF Politburo went ahead at the party headquarters in Harare today with an appeal by the President and First Secretary of the party, Cde Robert Mugabe for farmers to start preparing adequately for the 2017-2018 agricultural season. The Politburo session was held at a time when the nation is preparing for the farming season and the 2018 harmonised elections, while the ruling party is preparing for its annual national people’s conference. Relevant authorities are busy mobilising inputs for the second year of the Command Agriculture Programme, while those responsible for the administration...

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‘Employees key to organisational success’

Employees are a company’s biggest asset, who could make or break the institutions they work for by product and brand promotion. While in most instances company executives are keen on the procurement of world class equipment for their businesses, machines alone will never develop a good brand alone and only a motivated and appreciated work force can sustain businesses. This was the advice of executives from two leading companies in Bulawayo, who said the success of companies is as a result of a resilient and dedicated work force that stood with the companies during trying times when the economy...

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ZRP braces for 2018 polls

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has underscored its preparedness for the 2018 harmonised elections, calling upon all political parties and their supporters to campaign peacefully. Officiating at the ZRP Support Unit Client Service Charter re-launch in Plumtree at Dingimuzi township, Officer Commanding Support Unit, Senior Assistant Commissioner, Dr Angeline Guvamombe said police will guard jealously the prevailing peaceful environment through maintenance of law and order. She called upon Zimbabweans to co-exist with the police in fighting all forms of crime within the society. She said Support Unit has intensified border patrols along the porous ports of entry to curb smuggling of goods which has negatively affected the economy. The Client Service Charter re-launch culminated with a clean-up campaign, cementing the mutual co-operation required between the force and the public in fighting all forms of...

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