Day: April 20, 2018

Mukanya preaches gospel of unity

Legendary chimurenga music icon Thomas Tafirenyika ‘Mukanya’ Mapfumo who is in the country for the Big Bira concert scheduled for the 28th of this month has made a passionate plea for Zimbabweans to unite under the new dispensation and work towards economic recovery. Speaking at an extraordinary media briefing that was held in the capital this Friday, Mukanya known as the Lion of Zimbabwe said it is critical that Zimbabweans unite to build our economy. Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi expressed his happiness over their reunion with the iconic Chimurenga music giant at the Big Bira concert and added that they...

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Govt to establish Mopani Worm Processing Centre

About 107 women in Matshiloni area in Beitbridge East constituency are set to benefit from the establishment of a $100 000 Mopani Worm Processing Centre. The project is part of government efforts to transform the livelihoods of communities through sustainable exploitation of their natural resources. Mopani worms are not only a source for protein for many rural communities in Matabeleland South Province but most women are sustaining their families from selling the edible caterpillars to various markets. The growth of this industry has seen the government through funding from the African Development Bank and technical support from the International...

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Calls for a transformed management system of animals

Communal livestock farmers remain a poor lot owing to their failure to understand the livestock grading system which is the benchmark in marketing animals. Hungry in the land of plenty is indeed a reality to farmers in the livestock sector as they remain poor simply because they have failed to master the art of grading animals, a key system in the cattle action market. While the political leaders especially in the Matabeleland have been vocal on the prices that farmers are getting for their animals, they however have missed the point completely by failing to identify the real problem...

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Transform knowledge into tangible projects, youths urged

Youths at tertiary institutions have been urged to transform knowledge gained into projects that will transform Zimbabwe’s economy. Special Advisor to the President, Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa who was speaking to students at Mutare Teachers College said Zimbabwe has the potential to dominate global markets using knowledge gained from tertiary institutions. “We will produce made in Zimbabwe goods of high quality to the global market. There is nothing that will stop us from having made in Zimbabwe goods in Tel Aviv, Mumbai and Dubai. We will produce excess goods that will be sold globally and there is no stopping us in moving towards that goal,” he said. As youths, our support in the 2018 elections is with President Emmerson Mnangagwa as he has shown that his vision for the country is in line with that of the youths said the Zimbabwe Congress of Students’ Union president, Mr Takudzwa Gambiza. “As ZICOSU we have taken a stand that our vote is with President Emmerson Mnangagwa as he has shown that he has the youths as part of his vision to develop the country. This country has a history and it will be through intergenerational consensus that we can move forward,” said Mr Gambuiza. Government has made deliberate attempts through various policy initiatives to ensure that there is value addition as well as beneficiation to unlock the true value of the country’s...

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Infrastructure underinvestment cripples Zim economy

The last decade, the economy suffered greatly from underinvestment in critical infrastructure such as airports, roads, rail, energy generation and telecommunication infrastructure. The economy also lost its competitiveness due to production inefficiencies and high costs of doing business. Zimbabwe’s economy contracted since the beginning of the millennium owing to a litany of challenges including lack of investment to fund the development of critical infrastructure which drives the economy. Failure to construct airports culminated in limited connectivity between tourist attractions dotted around the country thereby severely affecting the tourism sector which earned Zimbabwe huge sums of foreign currency, notes Minister...

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All is set for HIFA 2018

All is set for the Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA) 18th edition scheduled from the 1st to the 6th of May. The festival which showcases local, regional and international arts and culture in a programme of theatre, dance and music is a great opportunity for the country to display its riches and attract investors. HIFA executive director Maria Wilson said Zimbabwe is open for business, so the idea is being open to each other as people from various countries are coming. Chairman of HIFA board trustees Muchadeyi Masundah said the carnival will raise the profile of the country...

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AUSC Region V lines up 2018 action packed prog

The African Union Region V has lined up programmes for the year with regional awards, a marathon and youth games topping the list. The regional sport awards that enter its third year will take place on the 26th of next month in South Africa with revelations that 12 categories will be up for grabs. All of the 12 countries in the region are eligible to forward nominees save for Angola and Mozambique who are yet to have their own national awards, which are a prerequisite to enter. AUSC Region V chief executive officer, Stanley Mutoya, indicated that all is...

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Pres ED unpacks China deals

Zimbabwe is expected to witness a positive transformation in strategic sectors following deals that were sealed during the recent visit to China by the President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Unpacking some of the deals that he clinched with some revived, President Mnangagwa told thousands of people who attended a field day at Helderstrom farm in Chipinge yesterday that the country is set to soon start harnessing the benefits of the visit which unlocked funds for strategic sectors. Notable areas of partnership include energy, water resources, road and air infrastructure and a financial package to ease the current liquidity challenges. “We were...

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JUST IN: Zanu PF elections directorate commission named

The President and First Secretary of Zanu PF, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced the names of the members of the Zanu PF elections directorate. The announcement was made at an extraordinary Zanu PF Politburo at the party headquarters in Harare this evening. The commission is being chaired by the party’s National Political Commissar Rtd Lt. General Engelbert Rugeje. The members of the commission are representatives of provinces minus metropolitan provinces of Harare and Bulawayo. The members of the election commission are Masvingo – Professor Simbi Mubako, Matabeleland North – Cde John Muzamba, Manicaland – Cde Tinaye Chigudu, Mashonaland East...

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Aspindale Park project takes full shape

The Aspindale Park project is now taking full shape after the first transfer of title deeds to stand owners on Friday (today). Few years after its launch, the Aspindale Park project is now becoming a reality following the approval of several infrastructure facilities and service provision utilities. Speaking to the ZBC News after the first transfer of title deeds to phase one stand owners of the park, Aspindale Park project director, Mr Michael Swan said the initiatives reflects commitment towards ensuring the full scale uptake of the stands. Despite several challenges being faced by the economy, the transfer of...

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