Day: November 9, 2017

Calls for Beitbridge community to assist in fighting crime

The Zimbabwe Republic Police Matabeleland South Province has appealed to the Beitbridge community to assist in the fight against crime. There has been increase in the number of criminal activity in Beitbridge and Matabeleland South. Speaking at the Matabeleland South ZRP Client Service Charter held at Lutumba Business Centre, the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Matabeleland South Ambassador Aaron Maboyi Ncube appealed to the business community and residents to assist police in cleansing the province of criminal activity. Officer Commanding Matabeleland Province Senior Assistant Commissioner Learny Ncube urged the community to uphold societal values by ensuring they do...

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Advocate Dinha faces axe

Zanu PF Mashonaland Central Youth and Women’s League have recommended the expulsion of the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Advocate Martin Dinha and a number of legislators and party officials. The recommendation for the expulsion of some of the Zanu PF members within the province is on allegations of their working with the sacked former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mashonaland Central Women’s League members also met in Bindura to take stock on recent developments within the revolutionary party with recommendations to expel female legislators in the province put forward. Besides the expulsions for some members, Mazowe West legislator...

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World Bank sets aside US$40m for Zim projects

The World Bank has set aside US$40 million for the Zimbabwe Reconstruction Fund (ZIMREF) aimed at upgrading infrastructural and technical oriented projects. The programme which is already being rolled out has seen the global banking institution availing US$10 million to Zimbabwe. World Bank country manager Ms Mukami Kariuki told the ZBC News on the sidelines of a Macro Economic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa   (MEFMI) conference in the capital today that the plan seeks to ensure sustainable development for the nation. “It has started and we anticipate more growth opportunities in the country,” she said....

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Dr Smelly Dube honoured

River Valley Properties chief executive officer Dr Smelly Dube has left for the International Women Challenge (IWEC) conference to be held in the United States of America where she will receive an award bestowed on women who have attained high standards in business around the globe.   The IWEC 10th  anniversary conference begins on Sunday. The IWEC award is bestowed to women who have excelled in business with 277 successful business owners from 38 countries generating over $25 billion in revenue having been honoured in the past 10 years. Speaking to ZBC News before departure for Washington, Dr Dube...

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Treasury to raise $293m from retention funds

Treasury is expecting to raise $293 million from retention funds which from 2018 budget going forward will now be accounted for through the public financial management system and integrated into the budget documentation. Government is targeting revenue collections amounting to $4 billion in 2018 comprising tax revenue of $3.763 billion and non-tax of $237 million. According to Treasury the $4 billion revenue projection is set to be complemented by $293 million from retention funds. Finance and Economic Development Minister Dr Ignatius Chombo said from 2018 budget going forward the retention funds will be accounted for through the public financial...

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MET forecasts beginning of rain season

The Meteorological (MET) Services Department says the country is expecting rains beginning today which will likely trigger the beginning of the rain season. The 2017-2018 rain season is expected to start this week with some parts expected to receive more than 50mm from today, an amount that will set the germination process of dry planted crops. Weather forecaster MET Department, Mr John Mupuro told the ZBC News that although prediction cited the start of the season around mid November the rains expected beginning today has the potential to signal the beginning of the actual rain season. Farmers have also...

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Harare residents concerned over quality of water

Harare residents have raised concern over the quality of water being supplied to them by Harare City Council saying it does not meet the smell and sight sense standards. The city council however maintains the water is safe for human consumption. Harare residents say they fear for their health following the quality of water being supplied by City of Harare which they described as smelly and dirty. Residents said they have tried to engage the City of Harare which keeps on insisting the water is safe for human consumption. They (residents) said the water does not meet smell and...

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Littering at Egodini market in Byo an eyesore          

Littering and improper disposal of waste at Egodini market presents the missing link for Bulawayo to enter the ranks of the cleanest cities in the world with students in the city taking the initiative to clean the area as part of a hygiene awareness campaign.           Bulawayo is one of the cities that is ranked among the cleanest in the country, however the situation at Egodini points to a different picture as people dump and dispose waste in ways that are alien to the dictates of the city’s by-laws and the standards accepted by environmental expects. Students from the tertiary...

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BCC commissions 279 toilets in Mabutweni, Iminyela

325 homesteads in Bulawayo have benefitted from the Umfelandawonye project which was set up in partnership with the Bulawayo City Council (BCC), Zimbabwe Homeless People’s Federation, Dialogue on Shelter and the National University of Science and Technology. The BCC commissioned toilets in Mabutweni and Iminyela suburbs under the self help project Umfelandawonye. The project had targeted 375 homesteads but the council managed to commission only 279 with some homes currently in the process of being connected to both the sewer and water system. Representing the BCC during the commissioning of the toilets, Councillor Lillian Mlilo said the project was...

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Jonah Moyo reveals how he composed ‘Solo naMutsai’

Jonah Moyo and his Devera Ngwena Jazz Band has revealed how he wrote his all time hit ‘Solo naMutsai’ decades after its release. Moyo who is one of Zimbabwe’s legendary musicians whose career stretched from the late 1970’s  recently revealed to those who attended the Radio Zimbabwe road show in Epworth that his all time hit ‘Solo naMutsai’ was a song written and composed during his friend’s wedding in the 80’s. Still with the Devera Ngwena Jazz Band, former bassist Innocent Bitu has told the ZBC News how the band was formed saying they had to go for an...

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