Day: October 20, 2017

Zim, West Indies ready to battle

All is set for the crunch two test match series between Zimbabwe and West Indies that gets underway at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo tomorrow. The two sides will square it off in what is set to be a hamdinger of an encounter as both are coming from successful series. Zimbabwe Chevrons head coach Heath Streak believes Zimbabwe has what it takes to hold their own against the Caribbeans and has singled out consistence as an ingredient for success. While paying tribute to the Bulawayo cricket fans for the support they always give the Chevrons, Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer...

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Zim to chair Commission of African RGs

Zimbabwe has been nominated to chair the Commission of African Registrar Generals at the just concluded taskforce meeting which was held in Victoria Falls with expectations that the continental body will play a pivotal role in the development of vibrant civil registration systems across Africa. African Registrar Generals (RG) who graced the taskforce meeting hosted by Zimbabwe have agreed on the establishment of the Commission of African Registrar Generals with a mandate to advance civil registration on the continent. Newly appointed Home Affairs Minister Dr Obert Mpofu commended the RGs for endorsing the formation of the continental body which...

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HCCL targets 33% increase in coal production

Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL) is targeting to further improve its production levels by at least 30 percent from the current productive figure of 300 000 tonnes as the company embarks on extensive turnaround strategies. The coal miner recently embarked on a lucrative turn around  deal with the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) and an independent power producer Lusulu Power  which will see the firm supplying 400 000 tonnes of coal per month to the two companies over a 25 year period. Buoyed by this deal, as well as the resuscitation of its underground mining activities at mine 3 following...

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Liberation war hero Cde Mapako buried

Provincial hero Cde Simon Mapako who succumbed to meningitis on Tuesday this week has been laid to rest at Harare Provincial Heroes Acre. Cde Simon Mapako whose Chimurenga name was Cde Simon Kuoma has been described as a true cadre who worked tirelessly to liberate this country. Retired Colonnel Josiah Chikowore, a nephew to the late said Cde Mapako played a critical role in 1976 when he joined other war cadres at Pikwe Camp before his deployment to the front. Director in the office of the Minister of State for Harare Province, Cde Ignatius Mungure paid tribute to the works of Cde Mapako. Born in 1957 in Gutu Masvingo Province, Cde Mapako joined the liberation struggle in 1976. At independence in 1980 he was attested into the Zimbabwe National Army and during his service he attained accolades of hardwork that include Zimbabwe liberation war medal, ten year service medal, long and exemplary service medal and sovereignty service award. He is survived by wife Manana Mutemera and six...

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Gwebi students pursue music prowess

Away from command agriculture business Gwebi students take time to sing and dance songs that support them in their agriculture business. When we talk of Gwebi College in Zimbabwe, farming quickly comes to mind for many but the extra curricula activities by college students include song writing, singing and dancing. The students who spoke to the ZBC News said music plays a pivotal role in everyday life and activities such as farming, funeral ceremonies, graduations and parties. The college choir which is made up of 46 members has penned some songs to support their cause which include ‘Pamamonya Ipapo’,...

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Domestic resource mobilisation critical: Mudenda

The 2018 national budget which is expected to be tabled in the August House next month should be premised on domestic resource mobilisation as the biggest revenue source for long term financing of sustainable and transformational development. This is the view of the Speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda which he expressed during a parliament pre-budget briefing seminar in Harare. Parliamentarians gathered in Harare for the pre-budget seminar to strengthen their capacity in the budget formulation process ahead of the national budget presentation scheduled for next month. Addressing the delegates, Advocate Mudenda said domestic resource mobilisation is...

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Church hailed for fostering education, development

Churches have been commended for fostering education, health and skills development in the country. This was said by Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the funeral mass of the late Gweru Diocese Bishop Xavier Munyongani who was laid to rest at the Diocese Cemetary at Driefontein Mvuma.         Thousands of people including Roman Catholics thronged Driefontein Mission to pay their last respects to Right Reverend Mmunyongani who died at the Avenues Clinic onSsunday after a short illness. The funeral mass celebrated the life of the Right Reverend whose style of leadership seem to have impacted many with mourners coming from as...

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Command agric continues to record success

The number of people in need of food aid has dropped by over three million this year owing to the bumper harvest that the country recorded. This was revealed by Deputy Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Engineer Tapiwanashe Matangaidze. Government is indeed basking in the glory of success after recording a three million drop of people in need of food aid this year owing to the bumper harvest achieved in the 2016/2017 agriculture season. The figure dropped from four million to one million people in need of food aid after the country received plenty of rains...

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Calls to preserve natural environments

Communities must jealously guard and preserve their natural environments as it is key to their survival. The Minister of State for Mashonaland East, Retired Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri made the passionate plea during a certification of training the trainers community environment monitors at Mahusekwa growth point in Marondera. Statistics on veld fires might have remained gloomy but the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has maintained its capacity building drive with 87 people from Marondera West constituency being certified after completing an environmental monitoring course. Retired Brigadier General Mutinhiri who was the guest of honour at the event applauded EMA’s community project and challenged the participants to work towards increased preservation of environments. The trained villagers promised to spread the awareness message in their respective communities. The training is being done in partnership with Agritex and Forestry Commission. So far it has covered Chikomba West and Marondera West and plans are underway to take the project to other areas in the...

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All set for Chibuku semis

Bulawayo comes alive this weekend as the city plays host to the Chibuku Super Cup semi finals at Barbourfields stadium on Sunday. An action packed Sunday is on the cards for football fans in the City of Kings as Barbourfields Stadium will play host to the four last remaining sides in the Chibuku Super Cup. A double header will see the battle of the local authorities owned sides Bulawayo City and Harare City square off in what is expected to be a tightly contested encounter set for an early kick off. The Mandla ‘Lulu’ Mpofu coached Bulawayo City found...

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