Day: October 23, 2017

Min Hlongwane tours heritage sites

The country has many undocumented heritage and monuments due to lack of appropriate funding. This came out at the tour of the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe and the National Archives by the Minister of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture Makhosini Hlongwane. World heritage sites and monuments are of global significance whose unique features cannot be found elsewhere on earth, therefore should be enviously protected. National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe director, Dr Godfrey Mahachi noted that there is much on Zimbabwean heritage that has been discovered over the years but not documented leading to the abuse of...

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Zim needs affordable housing facilities: Experts

The housing delivery value chain is being considered critical in line with socio-economic developmental goals of the nation. While concern is being raised over the excess demand of housing against  limited supply, experts contend local authorities compliance to ZIM ASSET targets on housing, the provision of planned housing, public private sector partnerships, high rise building structures and affordable loans are critical in solving housing challenges in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is forging ahead with various programmes to utilise land with the main objective being to ensure citizens have access to decent housing. With the country’s blue print, ZIM ASSET infrastructure and...

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Vic Falls seeks city status

A five member commission from the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing has begun the week-long assessment to determine whether the resort town of Victoria Falls qualifies for a city status. Known by the locals as Mosi-Oa-Tunya the smoke that thunders, Victoria Falls was accorded the UNESCO heritage site status in 1989. In 2016 the resort town was identified as one of the special economic zones. The border town is now on the verge of yet another important recognition as a five member commission is in town to determine whether the tourism town qualifies for a...

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WHO never appointed Pres Mugabe: Charamba

Presidential spokesperson Cde George Charamba says the whole story of the World Health Organisation (WHO) rescinding its goodwill ambassadorial appointment to President Robert Mugabe is a non event because the President was never appointed to be a goodwill ambassador of the UN agency. In an interview with ZBC News in Harare today, Cde Charamba said nothing was ever communicated to the President and the whole furore about the WHO rescinding the appointment is a nullity. Cde Charamba said there is a formality that has to be followed when one is appointed by an agency of the United Nations and...

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Ngezi, Dynamos clash in a do-or-die encounter

PSL title aspirants Ngezi Platinum Stars who are third on the log table host second placed Dynamos at the Baobab in a weekend thriller as the two teams are separated by a point and want to keep up with leaders FC Platinum. The two teams will be hoping to put up their best performances to dislodge the Norman Mapeza coached side FC Platinum from the summit of the log, in what is expected to be an enthralling encounter in Mhondoro Ngezi. A resurgent Caps United host Highlanders in a mouth watering rearranged fixture on Thursday at the National Sports...

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Calls for a disabled standalone ministry come 2018

Zanu PF secretary for the disabled, Cde Joshua Malinga has implored people with disabilities to register in their numbers under the new biometric voter registration (BVR) and demonstrate to President Robert Mugabe that their constituency requires a standalone ministry come 2018 harmonised elections. The calls by people with disabilities for the President to establish a fully fledged ministry of the disabled continue to grow and several representatives of the disabled community converged at the Zanu PF headquarters in Harare to come up with resolutions on the matter. The meeting resolved that a massive mobilisation programme be conducted countrywide to...

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Correctional Queens take 2 point lead

Correctional Queens took a two point lead at the top of the Netball Super League standings after a 54-29 victory over Beta Holdings in weekend fixtures. The win took Correctional Queens points tally to 48, 2 more than second placed Harare City Queens who have a game in hand. ZRP Team kept the pressure on the top two with a 62-27 win over ZRP PPU. The victory placed ZRP Team just 6 points behind the log leaders. In other encounters, Ngezi Platinum Queens solidified their place in the top 6 after emerging 59-12 victors in their contest against Support...

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Govt to act on unregistered vehicles: Gumbo

Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo has urged all motorists to refrain from using unregistered vehicles on the public road network. Addressing a news conference which was also attended by transport stakeholders and the police, ZINARA and the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe board, Minister Gumbo said all categories of vehicles must comply fully with the requirements of the statutes. The number of motor vehicles plying the country’s roads without displaying vehicle registration number plates has become a cause for concern to the country’s transport authorities as it is a violation of the Vehicle Registration and Licensing...

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Masvingo reviews its ZIM ASSET achievements

The business community in Masvingo as well as heads from various government departments and civic society organisations held a meeting to review the province’s performance on the economic front based on the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZIM ASSET) blue print. The ZIM ASSET is centred on 4 pillars of the economy and it has become the basis for developmental programmes that are being rolled out in the country. The pillars include value addition and beneficiation, food security and nutrition as well as infrastructure and utilities. The implementation of ZIM ASSET is at different stages country wide. Masvingo...

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Zanu PF extra ordinary congress preps on course

The Zanu PF National Fundraising Committee has launched an $8 million fundraising bid towards the holding of the 2017 extra ordinary congress scheduled for December in Harare. Members of the National Fundraising Committee launched the appeal at the party headquarters today, with the Zanu PF secretary for finance who is also the chairman of the National Fundraising Committee, Dr Obert Mpofu appealing to the corporate world and well wishers to contribute towards the successful hosting of the extra ordinary congress. Each province has been tasked to raise $100 000 and adequate security measures have been put in place to...

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