Day: November 3, 2017

Gweru requires $30m to rehabilitate sewer treatment plants

An estimated $30 million is required for the rehabilitation and upgrading of the Gweru sewer treatment plants. Gweru is one of the fastest growing towns which has developed more than three new suburbs such as Woodlands Park, Claire Mount and Hertifordshire in the past five years bringing joy to residents who have been on the housing waiting list for years. While the expansion of the town has been a relief for residents for the local authority it has become a nightmare as the population boom is now burdening the city’s sewer and water reticulation systems. Gweru town clerk Elizabeth Gwatipedza said $30 million is required to rehabilitate the city’s entire sewerage treatment system. Despite financial constraints the local authority with the help of a Germany Development Corporation has already started rehabilitating its sewer ponds at a total cost of more than $200 000, said Ms Gwatipedza. Efforts are also being made to get partners to assist in the rehabilitation and upgrading of Kamprisia and Outfall treatment...

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All set for ZNA charities horse race

All is now set for the Zimbabwe National Army’s (ZNA) charities horse race set for Borrowdale race course this Sunday. Director army public relations Lieutenant Colonel Alphios Makotore said the event will wind up the ZNA’s fundraising charity calendar and fireworks are expected at the race course. The ZNA horse race is one of the many events hosted to raise funds for the many army charities that include the Tsanga Lodge Rehabilitation Centre, Widows and Orphans Benevolent Fund, the ZNA Schools Welfare Trust Fund and the Patients Welfare Trust...

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First kidney transplantation unit at Chitungwiza nearing completion

The first kidney transplantation unit at Chitungwiza Central Hospital is nearing completion and the laminar air-flow equipment that reduces the rate of infection in theatres which has delayed the resumption of the surgeries has now been installed. Many Zimbabweans have been eagerly awaiting the commencement of kidney transplants at the Sally Mugabe Renal Institute at Chitungwiza Hospital as a permanent exit from haemodialysis. The burden of renal failure continues to rise in the country and high costs of dialysis has seen many people succumbing to renal failure. The hospital has set up a facility in the theatres that will...

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Southern region urged to safeguard legacy of peace

A call has been made for Southern African countries to safeguard and maintain the legacy of peace and unity that was fought for by their forbearers from the colonial regime which enables sustainable development. 26 civilians under the SADC standby force roaster drawn from a number of SADC member states graduated at the SADC Regional Peace Keeping Training Centre (RPTC) after successfully completing a two week SADC civilian foundation course. Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Malawian Ambassador to Zimbabwe Ms Annie Kumwenda said it is important for the SADC countries to preserve the legacy to enable sustainable development. It...

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Chiyangwa clears air on FIFA grant

ZIFA president Phillip Chiyangwa has cleared the air on the FIFA grant the association received in the period from 2016 to 2017. The football body said it received a grant of $850 000 under the operational support and part of the projects programme for the year 2016-17, of which $51 000 is still in their account. “I am a clean man and my executive is also clean,” were sentiments exuded by Chiyangwa during a media briefing on what the local football has received so far in terms of the FIFA grant and where it has been channelled towards. The...

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Introduce incentives to attract more tourists, govt told

Players in the local tourism are calling on the government to focus on introducing incentives to increase foreign tourists’ arrivals. Zimbabwe is ranked 33 in the world for natural resources but seats on position 117th in destinations most likely travelled. South Africa ranks 60th and is sub-Saharan Africa’s second strongest performer next to Mauritius which ranks 41st overall. The President of the Zimbabwe Council for Tourism, Mr Tich Hwingwiri and Zimbabwe Tourism Authority chief executive Mr Karikoga Kaseke noted for the sector to improve they look up to government to enhance incentives in order to attract more tourists to...

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Stage set for Presidential Youth Interface Rally

The stage is set for the Presidential Youth Interface Rally to be held at White City Stadium tomorrow with the Bulawayo community embracing the meeting as a platform to provide answers to some of their problems. Over 50 000 of Bulawayo residents are set to converge at White City Stadium to partake in the Presidential Youth Interface Rally with the City of Kings showing signs of life as delegates have already started streaming in for the occasion. Zanu PF Secretary for Youth Affairs Cde Kudzanayi Chipanga fulfilled his pledge of distributing the 10 000 litres of fuel from President...

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ZSE ends week with marginal gains

Trading on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange ended the week with marginal gains despite a drop in the overall resources index. The industrial index rose by 0.21 percent to end at 525.63 points while the resources index dropped by 0.09 percent to close trading at 140.50 points. Gainers included Edgars whose share price rose by  14.94 percent to end at 8.00 cents, Willdale was 5.33 percent up to end at 0.79 cents, FBC rose by 4.17 percent to end at 25.00 cents and OK Zimbabwe was 3.45 percent up to close at 27.00 cents. On the losers ZBFH dropped by...

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Tighter security at PSL games vital: Mudzamiri

Various stakeholders converged in Kadoma for a forum aimed at coming up with solutions to the disturbing trend of crowd trouble on the domestic football arena. It is not only a frightening scourge but a bad marketing trait for Zimbabwe’s top flight football brand the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League, which calls for swift attention. Rightfully so premiership security personnel, clubs and PSL administrators, supporters’ representatives and the media converged in Kadoma for a forum that sought for solutions to crowd trouble. In the wake of the disturbing scourge course, facilitator Brighton Mudzamiri said tighter security is vital at...

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‘Friends Of Palestine Solidarity Movement’ condemns Balffour Declaration

The Friends of Palestine Solidarity Movement says it strongly condemns the United Kingdom’s declaration to celebrate the centenary of the Balffour Declaration which violated the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people to achieve their self determination as an independent Palestine state with full membership to the United Nations. The board chairperson Friends of Palestine Solidarity Movement, Mr Robson Musarafu said the centenary celebrations by the United Kingdom are a celebration of a century of injustices suffered by the Palestinian people and an insensitive recognition as acceptable, of their suffering and the denial to a state by the West and...

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