Day: October 26, 2017

Robust internal controls critical: VP Mphoko

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has stressed the need for robust internal control systems in critical institutions such as Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) and Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) in order to curb leakages. The Vice President made the remarks at the ongoing 3rd Internal Control Congress for Africa being held in Victoria Falls. The government said it concerned that most national programmes are under threat due to weak internal controls which has resulted in revenue losses and failure by critical organisations to maximise the shareholder value. Vice President Mphoko told captains of industry attending the 3rd Internal Control Congress...

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ZSE records marginal loss

Trading on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange marginally softened owing to losses recorded in listed blue chip counters. The bullish trend on the ZSE mainstream index marginally subsided as the mainstream index recorded a slight loss of 1.45 points to close at 513.87 points. Trading on the back foot was Innscor going down to 4.67 cents to close at 168.33 cents, Simbisa shed 2.58 cents to end the day at 65.42 cents. Beverage manufacturing giant Delta went further down by 1.02 cents to close at 304.98 cents, First Mutual Holdings eased 5.2 cents to close at 19.48 cents.  Other losses...

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All set for legends show

All is now set for the legends show to be held this Saturday night in the capital. Jonah Moyo and Mitchel Jambo who arrived in Zimbabwe yesterday afternoon promised fireworks during their legend lives show to be held at a city joint Saturday night. Speaking during a media briefing held in the capital, show organiser Kireni Zulu said it will be an old school affair and urged Zimbabweans to come in their numbers. Jambo of Marunga Express who is now based in South Africa said he has a point to prove to all local fans that he is not...

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Kirsty receives honourary degree

Legendary swimming icon Kirsty Coventry whose career is decorated with unbeatable achievements locally and internationally has been honoured by the Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) with an Honourary Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Sport Science. Coventry who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Auburn University in the United States and is affectionately known by Zimbabweans as ‘Masiziba’ for her conquest in the waters where she has won 7 Olympic medals was today honoured with a doctorate. Without doubt, Zimbabwe and Africa’s most successful Olympic athlete Coventry has been Annual National Sports Awards’ sports woman of the...

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Harare adopts new digital technology

The City of Harare has adopted new digital technology that will help it to closely monitor the city through integrating all departments thereby improving their efficiency and service delivery. City of Harare with the support from the City of Munich in Germany has adopted the geographical information system, a computer based system which allows it to integrate and tag information from various departments and divisions of the city. Speaking to the ZBC News, City of Harare director for works, Ms Priscilla Charumbira said the geographical information system is critical considering the capital city’s responsibility and the need to ensure...

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New board at NRZ, TSCZ

The Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Dr Joram Gumbo has appointed new boards at the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) and at the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ). In the announcement, Dr Gumbo retained Mr Lary Mavhima as chairperson of the new NRZ board and appointed Mr Albert Mugabe as the new chairman for the TSCZ for a three year term. Mr Mavhima will be deputised by Retired Brigadier General William Dube while a number of members from the old board have also been retained for continuity as well as to retain institutional memory. At TSCZ, Mr...

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Drug abuse on the increase

60 percent of youths are involved in the drug abuse menace due to peer pressure. A local organisation Communities Against Red Drug Substance Abuse (CADASA) Trust says it is going to launch the red ribbon week campaign on the 28th of this month to raise awareness on the effects of drug abuse. The trust executive director, Mrs Mazvita Shonhiwa noted they are engaging youths in different parts of the country. Mrs Shonhiwa also said the laws that prohibit the use of drugs such as marijuana should be looked at since new substances are emerging. The red ribbon week campaign...

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400 women complete business management training

400 women from Kuwadzana suburb received certificates after completing a two-week course in business management for micro projects organised by the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development. In a bid to empower women from her constituency, Kuwadzana Member of Parliament Cde Betty Kaseke facilitated the business management for micro projects training that has seen 400 women receiving certificates. Guest of honour at the event Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development Cde Nyasha Chikwinya said her ministry remains committed to ensuring every woman in Zimbabwe get empowered. Some of the courses covered include entrepreneurship, internal savings and lending, trade regulations and taxation, value addition and...

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CAAZ to tighten security measures

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has committed itself to regularly adjust the national civil aviation security programme to address emerging treats and also meet the country’s aviation security aspirations. In a world where the global aviation industry continues to face threats such as hijacking of flights, cyber terrorism and chemical attacks, the domestic civil aviation body says it has prioritised a sound aviation security regulatory framework and implementation of prescribed international standards. CAAZ chief aviation security officer, Mr Gilbert Chimoto told Zimbabwe National Defense University students currently on a study tour in Victoria Falls that the authority...

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ZEC concludes BVR exercise Phase One in Chipinge

More than 95 000 people registered during the first phase of the biometric voter registration (BVR) in Chipinge. Chipinge district elections officer, Mr James Saguru said the electoral body is happy that the BVR exercise registered a good turnout in Chipinge. While the process continues at the district offices until the 14th January 2018 a record figure of above 95 000 people registered in the first phase. Chipinge residents commended the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) for making the registration exercise smooth and accessible with those yet to register saying they will take advantage of the January 14 deadline. From...

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