Day: October 27, 2017

Chiefs to receive Isuzu vehicles 

The government has assured traditional leaders that it has concluded the payment of all the 226 Isuzu double cab vehicles it procured for use by chiefs in their various jurisdictions. Officiating at the chiefs’ conference in Bulawayo today, Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Cde Savior Kasukuwere told traditional leaders that substantive chiefs will start receiving their vehicles once the other batches of the vehicles are in the country. Unlike in previous schemes where traditional leaders would contribute some money towards the vehicle payment, Cde Kasukuwere said this time around government has paid all the expenses...

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Unregistered private colleges warned

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has warned it will come hard on unregistered private colleges sprouting especially on the boundaries of Harare and Zvimba. The Mashonaland West education directorate has indicated it is irked by the rate at which unregistered schools are sprouting in the province especially in the Whitecliff and Lake Chivero environs where property owners are turning their large houses into schools. The province’s education director Mr Sylvester Mashayamombe said action will be taken soon and urged parents to refrain from sending their children to such institutions which he said are manned by unqualified teaching...

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Mat South PDC challenged to eradicate poverty

The Minister of State for Matabeleland South, Ambassador Aaron Maboyi Ncube has urged heads of government departments, development partners and other stakeholders working in the province to deliver their responsibilities with distinction for the benefit of local citizens. In his maiden speech at the Provincial Development Committee (PDC) meeting held in Gwanda today, Ambassador Ncube spoke extensively about the plight of rural communities in the province saying stakeholders should redouble their efforts in uplifting the people’s standards of living. The agenda of non-governmental organisations should not be questionable as their role is to compliment government efforts in promoting development,...

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515 police officers graduate at Zim Staff College

Commissioner General of Police Dr Augustine Chihuri has conferred diplomas and certificates to a total of 515 graduands in seven categories of study at the Zimbabwe Staff College today. Dr Chihuri said the higher educational qualifications attained by his force continue to enable the Zimbabwe Republic Police to deal with contemporary global crimes and to adjust to modern technology clearing the myth that police officers are not educated. University of Zimbabwe pro- vice chancellor in charge of academic and research affairs, Professor Pedzisai Mashiri who spoke on behalf UZ Vice Chancellor Professor Levi Nyagura said the university has extended...

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Zanu PF party consoles Muvuti family

Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Cde Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo says the untimely death of National Consultative Assembly (NCA) member and war veteran, Cde Don Kwayedza Muvuti came as a shock and is a great loss to the party. In the condolence message the party described Cde Muvuti as a celebrated nationalist decorated with a rich history of the liberation struggle where he survived four serious attacks from the Ian Smith regime. Cde Muvuti was elected Deputy Secretary General deputising Cde Edgar Tekere during the 1979 Central Committee meeting held at Chimoio Mozambique. He was also appointed...

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Shot in the arm for Mpilo Hospital  

Kids from underprivileged societies at Mpilo Central Hospital received an assortment of goods from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe (ICSZ). The might not be aware of the realities surroundings him but 8 month old peter not his real name is among the beneficiaries of the ICSZ’s goodwill gesture. Little Peter was dumped in the city centre and upon being picked found home at the Mpilo’s pediatric section for his upkeep. ICSZ’s Bulawayo branch chairperson, Ms Lifneth Moyo said her institution will continue to partner the hospital in assisting the needy. Mpilo Central Hospital chief executive...

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Irrigation schemes key to achieving food self sufficiency

Irrigation schemes hold the key to unlocking the country’s agriculture potential and farmers in these areas should be capacitated to ensure full benefits are derived. Manunure Irrigation Scheme in Manicaland’s Mutasa district is a shining example of how schemes play a big role in the food security drive if they are adequately supported.  Farmers at the irrigation scheme which was born in 2004 said the scheme has transformed livelihoods. Agritex extension supervisor for ward 7 Manunure Irrigation Scheme, Ms Selina Chingwanda noted the farmers need to be capacitated by training to complement their skills and improve their operational efficiency....

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Zim needs to quickly digitalise: Amb SK Moyo

Government says there is need to quickly migrate from analogue to digital television broadcasting to allow the growth of private media organisations such as Mai Chisamba productions and other content producers. Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo said this while addressing a gathering during celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of Mai Chisamba productions and media consultancy in Harare. Speaking on the sidelines of the commemorations, Dr Chisamba said it is necessary to promote local languages and culture as is the case in other countries. The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation Head Radio and Television Services, Mrs Tendai Madondo said ZBC News has...

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Corruption, lack of political will derailing Africa’s development: Experts

Delegates at the 23rd session of the intergovernmental committee of experts of Southern Africa have identified lack of capacity, corruption and lack of political will as major drawbacks to African economies as governments and the private sector are failing to present bankable projects to access funding. Despite the high levels of education in Africa, the continent has been identified as lacking the capacity to prepare bankable infrastructure projects that can attract capital. The committee of experts said while capacity building is generally linked to education, it has become clear that there is a need to move away from academic based education to a skills oriented that can develop the continent. Corruption and lack of political will has also been identified as a factor in Africa’s failure to raise capital to develop the continent with Ethiopia and Rwanda being identified as the countries with the fastest growing economies. Africa’s relations with China were also scrutinised with the economic experts saying the continent needs to drive and closely monitor investment projects from China to ensure that there is quality...

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Harare City, FC Platinum share spoils

Premier Soccer League title aspirants FC Platinum were held to a 0-0 draw by Harare City in an action packed encounter at Rufaro Stadium this afternoon. The Castle Lager PSL title race remains wide open. Despite several forays upront FC Platinum could not break the deadlock with Mkhokeli Dube the closest to doing so when his header crashed off the upright in the 87th minute. Harare City also had brilliant chances of claiming victory with some top drawer defending denying Malvern Gaki a goal in the 69th minute following a well worked build up by Martin Vengesayi down the...

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