Day: October 14, 2017

Pres Mugabe hailed for prioritising education

Senior government officials and members of the academia have applauded President Robert Mugabe for prioritising education at independence saying knowledge is the foundation for empowerment. Various speakers who spoke at Dr Mike Bimha’s (Minister of Industry and Commerce) colourful celebrations reiterated the importance of education. In an interview on the sidelines of the celebrations, Dr Bimha said everyone regardless of age must seize opportunities to advance their education for the country to develop. Cde Chiratidzo Mabuwa who deputised Dr Bimha in the Industry and Commerce Ministry until last week when she was elevated to head the youth portfolio, paid...

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Buhera South embarks on massive BVR campaigns

Buhera South legislator Cde Joseph Chinotimba says effective mobilisation of the Zanu PF party’s millions of supporters to register under the biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise is a prerequisite for the ruling party to achieve a landslide victory ahead of next year’s harmonised elections. The popularity of Zanu PF and Cde Chinotimba was witnessed when thousands of party supporters from Buhera South ward 28 converged at Jori Business Centre to meet their legislator at a meeting to raise awareness on the need to register as voters. Cde Chinotimba urged party supporters to take the registration exercise with the respect...

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Drug abuse at schools a cause for concern

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has expressed concern over cases of drug abuse at most schools in the province. Although Mashonaland East recorded an increase in pass rates at all levels in 2016 as compared to 2015, provincial Education Director Mr Christopher Chihota told stakeholders at the provincial merit awards that there is increasing concern over drug abuse in schools especially those in urban areas with one student at Nyameni High having lost his life while a number of cases have also been reported at other schools. Educationist Mr Cleopas Kundiona paid tribute to the new curriculum...

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Truck swerves, spills cooking oil in Vic Falls

The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) is in the process of cleaning a section of the road near the Victoria Falls border post after a truck destined for Zambia spilled substantial quantity of purified cooking oil when the driver lost control of the vehicle resulting in the load tilting and spilling. 38 year old truck driver Assan Chibwana lost control of the vehicle as he was approaching a curve near the Victoria Falls border post resulting in the vehicle veering off the road. As the truck swerved and the load tilted some cooking oil buckets’ lids got off resulting in...

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Nwankwo Kanu jets in alongside FA Cup

The Emirates FA Cup arrived in the country this evening accompanied by FA officials and Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu. Kanu who is visiting the country for the second time was excited to be in Zimbabwe. The Arsenal and Nigeria legend who boasts of having won the FA Cup, FA Premier League, Champions League and the UEFA Cup as a player said the FA Cup tour is significant given the competitions popularity in Africa. Kanu who also boasts of an Olympic gold medal won with Nigeria is expected to hold two coaching clinics at Prince Edward School and Churchill Boys...

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Cde Kasukuwere reads riot act to land barons

Zanu PF National Political Commissar who is also the Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and National Housing, Cde Saviour Kasukuwere has read the riot act on unscrupulous land barons who have capitalised on residents to line their pockets. Challenges of service delivery have dogged Chitungwiza Town Council for years exceeding half a decade and these challenges continue to raise the ire of residents in the area. These were some of the concerns raised by residents at a Zanu PF meeting attended by Politburo and Central Committee members, members of parliament and hundreds of party supporters. Responding to the...

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Zanu PF intensifies voter registration awareness

The ruling party Zanu PF has continued to urge its supporters to effectively participate in the biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise ahead of the harmonised elections set for next year. Addressing hundreds of Zanu PF supporters at a sensitisation meeting held in Highfield, Member of Parliament for the Highfield West Cde Psychology Mazivisa encouraged party members especially the youth to register as this is a crucial step to ensuring a resounding victory for President Robert Mugabe. Meanwhile, Youth League member Tapiwa Mudimu urged the youths to effectively participate in the voter registration exercise. The BVR exercise will kick start...

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Zim to host WEC summit next month

Zimbabwe will next month host a World Economic Congress (WEC) international summit and solutions exhibition aimed at providing investment opportunities for the country to global investors. The WEC summit will be held when Zimbabwe is implementing the ease of doing business reforms to attract more regional, local and global investors. WEC president Dr Alexander Chisango told the ZBC News, government officials, the business community, economic decision makers, the church, bankers and investors among others will attend the meeting. “It is a big event and we hope for exciting developments,” he said. There is need to ensure that resolutions arising...

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Calls for a Zanu PF extra-ordinary congress

The Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial executive council has passed a resolution calling on the party to hold an extra ordinary congress in December. The resolution to call for an extraordinary congress was reached at by the provincial executive council (PEC) prior to the convening of a provincial coordinating committee (PCC) meeting. The council also endorsed the candidature of Cde Robert Mugabe as the party’s Presidential candidate in next year’s harmonised election. The resolutions were announced by party provincial chairman Cde Ephraim Chengeta, with Dr Ignatius Chombo the national party secretary for administration explaining the reasons behind the move....

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