Day: February 1, 2018

Sable Chemical Industries decommission electrolysis plant

The decommissioning of the electrolysis plant at Sable Chemical Industries has enabled the firm to make huge cuts on its electricity bills saving up to $1.8 million per month, a development that is expected to further boost performance in productivity. The electrolysis plant which had exceeded its lifespan having been set up in 1972 was one of the major cost drivers which was draining the coffers of the company as the firm was settling at least $2 million in electricity bills every month, according to Sable Chemical Industries managing director Mr Bothwell Nyajeka. Decommissioning this plant and moving to...

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Lady Chevrons take 1-nil lead over Ireland

Zimbabwe women won a thrilling showdown against visiting Ireland by 7 wickets with 42 balls remaining after the Duckworth Lewis method with captain Chipo Mugeri hitting an unbeaten 64 that include a six and 7 fours from 82 balls. The match was reduced from a 50 overs to 44 overs following almost an hour delay due to the rains that fell during play. Ireland won the toss and elected to bat first and were 173 for the loss of 7 wickets in their allotted 50 overs while Zimbabwe in their chase were 140 for 3 as the two teams...

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‘Sustainable utilisation of water critical’

Stakeholders in the environment, water and climate have embarked on massive projects in Mazowe North constituency with a view to ensure sustainable use of water bodies and protection of the environment. Favoured by the existence of water bodies which are under utilised, Mazowe North in partnership with stakeholders erected boreholes at ward level while the plantation of fruit trees has become the order of the day. Minister of State for Mashonaland Central Provincial Affairs Advocate Martin Dinha said sustainable utilisation of water for irrigation is critical complimented by water harvesting programmes introduced at schools. Some of the stakeholders included...

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Calls for army officers to know their constitution

The Zimbabwe Staff College students taking on joint command and staff course got a lecture on Zimbabwe’s constitution to strengthen their understanding on the laws that govern the nation. While giving his lecture, Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi highlighted that army officers should have knowledge on functions of independent constitutional commissions such the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) and the anti corruption commission. Cde Ziyambi also noted that traditional leaders play a pivotal role in dispensing justice in Zimbabwe by enforcement of laws that govern the people. Issues of electoral...

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War vets advocate for proper recognition

The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) says freedom fighters should have proper recognition to uphold the legacy they fought for.  The ZNLWVA said it is important for freedom fighters to know their role in the new political space which needs their support. ZNLWVA Secretary General Cde Victor Matemadanda said his association is hoping to engage government to consider recognition of all persons born during the liberation struggle as they suffered along with their parents. The meeting was also attended by war collaborators, ex detainees, and executive members of the Widows...

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Local theatre on massive arts, cultural promotion drive

A local theatre group, Vulindlela is grooming primary school pupils in drama and traditional dances to promote knowledge and appreciation of cultural activities at grassroots levels. Created in the year 2000, Vulindlela Theatre Company has been on an arts and cultural promotion agenda where they helped in the formation of various arts groups among them Masibambaneni Theatre Arts, Isavuka and Pezhuba Pachena Arts Group says its director Mr Michael Kanyika. In the schools programme, some of the primary schools whose students have been trained include Makwika, St Ignatius and lwendulu Primary School in Hwange with more expected to be...

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Farmers urged to increase productivity

Government has urged farmers to take full advantage of agricultural support programmes to fully utilise land for the country to regain its breadbasket status amid concern that some farming areas are still less productive despite increased government support. The Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Retired Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri who was addressing farmers at the commissioning of Nyanyadzi Irrigation Scheme in Chimanimani following its resuscitation said government remains committed to support agriculture production and challenged farmers to fully utilise land in order to increase productivity. Minister Shiri said the resuscitation of Nyanyadzi and Nenhowe Irrigation Schemes...

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Soldier kills wife, 2 female cousins

In a shocking incident in Bulawayo, a Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) private shot and killed his 21 year old wife and two relatives and injured his 18 months year old child in New Magwegwe, Bulawayo. On the day in question, the ZNA member Carlos Chapeyama who is said to have had a long standing dispute with his wife had been assigned night guard duties at the Transmedia transmitter at Guinea Fowl, Gweru. He then finished his duty and sneaked out of the camp with his service rifle. According to the ZNA Director Army Public Relations Lieutenant Colonel Alphios Makotore...

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Foreign Affairs Minister meets UK envoy

The United Kingdom’s Minister for Africa for Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development, Harriet Baldwin arrived in the country this Thursday and met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Retired Lieutenant-General Dr Sibusiso Moyo at his Munhumutapa office in Harare. The newly appointed UK Minister for Africa chose Zimbabwe as her first overseas trip in her new role. She said she is in Zimbabwe to learn more about the country and the challenges and opportunities it has under the new government. Minister Baldwin also wants to see some of the work that...

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Bulawayo holds rapid results approach initiative

Bulawayo City Council has held a rapid results approach initiative meant to review prior achievements and set up new plans for the future. Stakeholders from Bulawayo attended a rapid result approach initiative, where a report of the previous 100 days which lapsed on the 5th of December was made. Although some projects from the previous 100 days are still work in progress achievements were also recorded in other areas said housing and community director Mr Dictar Khumalo. This year’s projects will focus on improving the municipal’s service provision in areas of water, roads, sanitation and...

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