Day: October 25, 2017

China committed to Zim agreements: Envoy

China says it is committed to continue implementing agreements that were made between his country and Zimbabwe. This was said by the Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Huang Ping, when he paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo at his Munhumutapa offices in Harare today. Speaking to journalists after a closed door meeting, Ambassador Huang said his visit was to congratulate Cde Khaya Moyo for being appointed the new Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services. Mr Huang added that Zimbabwe and China relations date back to the days...

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Prof. Moyo blasts Prof. Nyagura

The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Professor Jonathan Moyo has blasted the chairman of the Taskforce on Transformation of Higher Education for Industrialisation and Modernisation over a misconception on the role of the taskforce. This came out at a taskforce meeting that was held at Catholic University today. Following a recent speech by the chairman of the taskforce, who is also the Vice Chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, Professor Levi Nyagura, as cited by Professor Moyo, there is a misconception lying within the taskforce over the role of the team. The Minister said...

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Slow development at new vendors, kombis sites

A tour of the designated points for commuter and vendors by the Minister of State for Harare, Cde Miriam Chikukwa and the Joint Operations Command (JOC) and officials from the Harare City Council has indicated that nothing is being done on the ground. Ever since the launch of Operation Restore Order in Harare’s central business district where illegal vendors and commuter operators were being removed to designated points, the local authority has failed to complete the construction of the actual sites in time as agreed. Minister Chikukwa expressed disappointment, noting that there is no progress on the ground. A City of Harare official, Engineer Calvin Chigariro blamed contractors for the slow pace but however promised to complete all the construction in November. The delays in the completion of the sites for vendors and commuter omnibuses have prompted the return of vendors and commuter omnibus in the CBD, nullifying efforts of the Operation Restore...

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Dual digital transmitter installed at Montrose

The digitalisation programme is gaining momentum with the installation of a dual digital transmitter at the ZBC Montrose Studios in Bulawayo. Digital equipment has so far been installed at six sites and seven more sites will be installed. These include places such as Binga and Kotwa that have never had any television signal since independence. The Montrose transmitter is currently at testing stage courtesy of the Zim Digital engineers and constructors from South Africa and China in an exercise expected to last a month. Zim Digital Technical Chairperson, Mr Matthias Chakanyuka said expectations are that the broadcasting sector will soon be transformed for the better. While expressing his apology to the Bulawayo residents for the interruption in broadcasting signal on Tuesday owing to the switch over from the analogue to the digital system, a Zim Digital representative, Mr George Shawatu indicated that the problem of power outages that usually affects the broadcasting signal in the city was now a thing of the past following the installation of a state of the art back-up system. The digitalisation programme will see the improvement of television broadcasting with the provision of added content channels, while the radio transmission is also getting a major...

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Major boost for livestock farmers

The new scientific livestock breeding programme, which will equip cattle breeders and farmers with advanced breeding skills, will spur the government’s command livestock programme as more calves will be produced in a short space of time as compared to the current natural rate. Officially opening the beef school at Art Farm on the outskirts of Harare, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development, Cde Davis Mharapira commended the breeders for improving genetics in line with international competitive beef production at a time there is increased enthusiasm in commercial beef production in Zimbabwe. The beef school is expected...

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Indian businesswoman, son acquitted again

An Indian businesswoman and son who were accused of allegedly swindling a Harare businessman of $130 000 through the fraudulent sale of company shares have been acquitted for the second time.                             Nighert Parween Savania, 63 and her son Deen Mahendra Savania Jivan, 34, had been dragged to court by local businessman Nathan Munaba.  Munaba accused the duo of having sold company shares from the unregistered estate of Mahendra Savania.                   The two pleaded not guilty to the charges and counter argued that Munaba was bringing up trumped up baseless charges.                        The duo had applied for acquittal on the basis that...

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Chipinge baby dies of poisoning

A Chipinge baby has died of poisoning after consuming a highly toxic pesticide. The parents of the one year nine months old girl, Nekutenda Dhlakama are suspecting foul play, claiming that the plastic containing tamik poison found near their house is not theirs and someone could have placed it there with a motive. Nekutenda’s mother, Sibongile D hlakama said upon discovering that her last born had consumed poison, she rushed to the hospital but it was too late. The father, John Johnson Dhlakama said he is pained by the unexpected death of his daughter, adding that the presence of poison on his house remains mysterious. Tamik poison falls in the super-toxin...

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Construct shades for livestock, farmers urged

Farmers have been called upon to construct shades for their livestock in order to protect them from the current high temperatures which can expose them to diseases. Temperatures continue to sour in the Midlands Province and the provincial Crop and Livestock Officer, Mrs Medliner Magwenzi said farmers must take precautionary measures to protect both their livestock and crops from the effects of the high temperatures. “Pay attention to you livestock and build them temporary shed that would protect them from the high temperatures that the province has been experiencing. These high temperatures are not good for livestock it exposes...

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HCCL finalises exploration contract

Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL) has finalised an exploration and drilling contract with a successful bidder to extract coal from the western area concession. The contract is being concluded to meet an anticipated rise in coal demand after the completion of the $1,4 billion Hwange Power Station stage three expansion project. The coal miner signed a 25 year agreement with the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) to supply coal for stage three expansion. The coal supply will be for two additional units which will provide a total of 600 megawatts of power. HCCL Managing Director, Engineer Thomas Makore said the...

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Masvingo intensifies BVR campaigns

Masvingo province has intensified biometric voter registration (BVR) campaigns, with more officers being trained to teach the public on the process. 152 officers from Masvingo underwent training that was facilitated by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) and have since been dispatched to carry out voter education on the BVR system in the province. Masvingo District Elections Officer, Mrs Getrude Murumbi said the officers will be reaching out to communities at public gatherings and also carry out door to door campaigns in some areas. The campaigns will also inform the public on the documents required for registration, an issue that...

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