Day: February 9, 2018

Govt to address water, sanitation issues

The country joins the rest of the world in commemorating Sanitation Week and Global Hand-washing Day amid calls for an increase in budget allocation towards water and sanitation. In the face of continuous waterborne disease outbreaks, the country commemorated Global Hand-washing Day and Sanitation Week amid calls or an increase in budget allocation by Treasury towards water and sanitation. The Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa said there is need for an investment plan to address the issue of water and sanitation which is affecting the country’s economy. In a speech read on her behalf by...

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Women implored to participate in income generating projects

The Minister of State for Bulawayo Metropolitan Province Cde Angelina Masuku says there is need for unemployed women to participate in income generating projects so as to fight poverty. Cde Masuku distributed 3 000 chicks and chicken feeds under a loan worth US$6 200 donated by a local communications company, NetOne, to the Zanu PF Women’s League, churches, war vets and collaborators. The Bulawayo resident minister said the chicken project is set to empower unemployed women to ensure that they can be independent and provide for their families. Beneficiaries of the project expressed their gratitude for the kind gesture...

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ZRP reaffirms commitment to execute its mandate

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has reaffirmed it will execute its mandate to ensure perpetrators of violence before, during and after the elections will be prosecuted to ensure they do not discrete the outcome of the forthcoming election. Addressing police officers from Harare Province during a belated end of year party, Acting Commissioner General Zimbabwe Republic Police Godwin Matanga said the force will not hesitate to arrest those found on the wrong side of the law as violence discredits the outcome of any election. The Acting Commissioner General added that they will soon be providing increased 24 hour police...

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Zanu PF youths to be united

Zanu PF youths have been urged to desist from actions that divide the ruling party as this will work against the efforts being championed by its leadership. The party’s Harare youths have been urged to preach peace and unite for the betterment of the country. In his address during an inter district meeting, Zanu PF Secretary for Youths Affairs Cde Pupurai Togarepi said it is high time youths bury their differences and work for the good of the country.  Deputy Secretary for Youths Affairs Cde Lewis Matutu said Zanu PF youths should carry their mandate towards ensuring the party...

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Zim diplomats urged to woo investors

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Retired Lieutenant General Dr Sibusiso Moyo has urged Zimbabwe’s head of foreign missions abroad to return to their stations with a new mindset and preach the new mantra that ‘Zimbabwe is open for business’. Minister Moyo who was speaking at the end of a five day workshop for the Zimbabwean diplomats abroad told them they have a new mandate to woo foreign direct investments, promote the country’s tourism and re-engage the international community in line with the foreign policy thrust enunciated by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. During the five day workshop,...

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Orphaned learners scholarship unveiled

A third of pupils at Hanawa Primary School in the Chief Masunda area in Zvishavane are orphans. This came out at an unveiling of a scholarship meant to support the young learners. The dreams of young learners are always a tide against many obstacles. To most in Zimbabwe especially in rural communities, financial constraints are the major factor. While unveiling a scholarship fund to support orphaned children at Hanawa Primary School, politician and businessman Cde Larry Mavhima was told that over a third of the pupils at the schools are orphaned. Cde Mavhima urged the young learners to pursue...

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All set for World CSR Day

All is set for the World Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Day to be held this month to commemorate the importance of corporate social investment by corporate citizens. The CSR Network Zimbabwe in partnership with the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) and other several stakeholders that include the business community, development partners, government and local authorities, non-governmental organisations and youth organisations will join the rest of the world on February 23 in celebrating World CSR Day. Running under the theme, “Corporate Social Investment-Towards the Attainment of Sustainable Development Goals”, the event will see the CSR Network carry out various corporate social...

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Zim horticultural produce penetrates international market

Zimbabwe horticultural produce private companies enjoy successful Fruit Logistica 2018 Exhibition Expo in Berlin, Germany this week as the country’s re-engagement process makes considerable penetration across the globe. 11 Zimbabwean companies and Zimbabwe’s trade promotion body, Zimtrade, attended the Fruit Logistica, Europe’s biggest fresh produce expo that took place in Berlin, Germany this week. Fruit Logistica this year featured 3 100 exhibitors from across the fresh produce supply chain, including growers, packers, transporters, processers and retailers. 75 000 visitors attended the show. For Zimbabwean horticultural companies, Fruit Logistica presents a golden opportunity to meet with Europe’s biggest buyers and...

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POTRAZ takes consumer rights to people

Zimbabweans have hailed the Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) for its awareness campaigns which are empowering people on their rights. In Mtoko people who have been using postal and telecommunications services for years acknowledged that they were not aware of their rights and urged the regulatory authority to continue with the awareness campaigns. The campaigns are being done in partnership with the country’s most popular radio station, Radio Zimbabwe. Mr Phibion Chaibva of POTRAZ said the road shows are meant to take the message of consumer rights to the people. Zimbabwe currently has 13.8 million active...

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Pakistan ready to work with Zim

Pakistan says it is committed to continue its cooperation with Zimbabwe by partnering in all sectors of the economy. The relationship between Pakistan and Zimbabwe dates back to the pre- independence period and the cooperation continues to be cherished by the two countries. Pakistan Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Riaz Bukhari told ZBC News on the sidelines of his presentation to students studying national defence course at the National Defence University in Harare that his country continues to cherish military cooperation between Zimbabwe and Pakistan. Students studying for the course are from Pakistan, Nigeria, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa and...

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