Day: October 28, 2017

Progress on national investment policy impressive

Work on finalising the national investment policy is on course with revelations that a technical working group has made progress in its engagements with key experts to develop the document which will act as a key campus for investments in the country. Few years embarked on an intensive drive to improve the doing business environment captured under the rapid results initiative. Key reforms have since been implemented to amend some of the regulatory and legislative bottlenecks that were not friendly to investors amid expectations of enhanced performance going forward. At the Zimbabwe Investor Awards 2017 edition held in the...

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Investors urged to grab business opportunities

The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs in Matabeleland North Province, Cde Thokozile Mathuthu has urged investors to tap into the various investment opportunities that arise in the province.          In her remarks during the Chiefs Conference today, Cde Mathuthu said Matabeleland North has vast mineral deposits which can transform the fortunes of the region.        Cde Mathuthu expressed concern with the slow pace of the completion of the Matabeleland Zambezi Water Project saying this could be the answer to the region’s perennial water problems.  The minister however said she is happy with the progress made in restoring the chieftainship wrangles...

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Women urged to remain focused in business

A multi award winning businesswoman has urged fellow women in the country to be bold and ignore the negative comments from detractors if they are to make meaningful growth in their business endeavours. Dr Rangarirai Gunda who is in the safari industry business has become a household name for her philanthropic works and outstanding business acumen which has seen her outpacing her competitors in the tourism sector year in year out as she continues to stock her trophy cabinet. Born Rangarirai Muzvidziwa in 1961, Dr Gunda said going to war in 1977 toughened her to overcome any challenges that...

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St Georges host U16 basketball tournament

St Georges College is hosting its annual two day under 16 invitational basketball tournament which has attracted 19 local schools and one international St John’s College from South Africa. Last year’s winners Mazowe High are not participating this year due to other commitments. The teams are competing for the Kudzai Nyemba floating trophy and bragging rights for another year. Teacher-in-charge of basketball Bright Dzuda said the invitational basketball tournament is strictly for players under the age of 16 meant to identify and develop budding talent. Dzuda said it was difficult to host a tournament of this magnitude because of examinations but expressed hope that it will be a rewarding sporting weekend for the competing teams. The tournament is being played on a round-robin format during the pool stages while the top two teams from each pool progress to the next round. Participating local schools include Watershed, CBC, Howard High, Heritage, Petra, Gateway, Eaglesvale, Peterhouse, Falcon, Kyle, Westridge, Prince Edward, St John’s High and St John’s College-Ballantyne...

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Pres Mugabe hailed for supporting traditional leaders

Chiefs have thanked President Robert Mugabe for his continued support of the works and operations of the traditional leaders in the country saying the bond between them and the President is inseparable. In his vote of thanks at the close of the annual chief’s conference in Bulawayo, the deputy president of the Chief’s Council, Chief Mtshana Khumalo said the President remains the pillar of support to chiefs and the traditional leadership. He thanked President Mugabe for the Presidential Inputs Support Scheme which has supported a number of vulnerable communities who do not have resources to procure seed and fertiliser....

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Probe team to investigate Chipinge stands scam

A national probe team to investigate fraud and embezzlement allegations against the Zanu PF Manicaland Youth League chairperson, Mbuso Chinguno has met with the youths in Chipinge who raised more allegations against the youth chair. The probe team led by Cde Tungamirai Matonhodza who is the national youth league’s secretary for security was in Chipinge to gather more information on the allegations being levelled against Cde Chinguno. The Zanu PF Manicaland Youth League chair is being accused of fraud and embezzlement of funds meant to develop residential stands expected to benefit thousands of youths. The probe team said a...

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Kadoma holds centenary celebrations

Kadoma City has hosted celebrations to mark a 100 years of the town’s existence. The celebrations began with a procession from the civic centre in the central business district to Rimuka Stadium where the day’s main activities took place. Kadoma was granted municipal status in 1917 before it became a city in 2000. Deputy Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Cde Christopher Chingosho and deputy director in the office of the Minister of State for Mashonaland West, Mr Douglas Chiwiro hailed Kadoma City for hosting the celebrations. Kadoma Mayor Councillor Muchineripi Chinyan’anya said as the city...

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Parents urged to expose learners to ICTs

Parents have been urged to work together with the government in exposing learners to information communication technologies (ICT) if the country is to fully embrace the global revolution in information technology. With the world moving rapidly into digital media and information, the role of ICTs in education is becoming more important. Several developing countries are prioritising the use of ICT in education, in order to achieve critical strategic developmental objectives. Speaking at the Selbourne Routledge Primary School 70th anniversary celebrations, Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Professor Paul Mavhima highlighted the need for parents to work with government...

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Pres Mugabe commends chiefs

President Robert Mugabe says despite the erosion of the culture of our people, the country is still proud to have chiefs and other leaders who still retain some genuine aspects and respect of our traditional values. Addressing chiefs on their annual meeting hosted by Matabeleland North Province in Bulawayo, President Mugabe said we were one yesterday, still one today and will continue to respect the institution of traditional leadership. “We were groomed from the traditions of the likes of Mbuya Nehanda and Mzilikazi. Our culture is the same whether Shona or Ndebele, we all value our traditional beliefs,” he...

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Chiefs endorse Pres Mugabe’s candidature

Traditional leaders have endorsed President Robert Mugabe as the Zanu PF presidential candidate for the 2018 harmonised elections. The announcement was made by the president of the Chiefs Council, Chief Fortune Charumbira during the official opening of the 2017 edition of the National Annual Conference of chiefs held in Bulawayo this afternoon. After three years without  hosting the conference, the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing successfully organised the meeting with Matabeleland North being the host province for this year’s edition. Traditional leaders took advantage of the annual platform to warn factionalists in the ruling party...

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