Day: May 17, 2018

All set for Culture Week launch in Gwanda

Preparations for Culture Week commemorations that will run from the 19th to the 25th of this month are at an advanced stage in all provinces. The week-long programme will be punctuated with various activities that depict the diverse cultures as well as cultivate a sense of belonging in the process instilling national pride. The national launch will be held in Matabeleland South on Saturday 19 May 2018 at Bolamba Culture Centre in Gungwe, Gwanda South. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Mr Prince Mupazviriho said the hosting Chief Mathe is working with the local...

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Dr Parirenyatwa to chair WHA

The leadership of Zimbabwe will once again be imprinted globally when Health and Child Care Minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa chairs the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from the 21st to the 26th of his month. The WHA is the world’s highest health policy setting body and the chairmanship of the assembly is done on a rotational basis. Minister Parirenyatwa was elected by other African ministers of health who attended the 67th session of the World Health Organisation (WHO) regional committee meeting that was held in Victoria Falls in September 2017. Addressing a media...

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Harare Central Police flee market vendors evicted

More than 500 vendors at the Harare Central Police flee market have been displaced following an order to vacate the vending space.   The vendors are now appealing for government intervention to retain their stalls. The flea market near Charge Office has been closed affecting business ventures of some 500 vendors. The vendors said no notice was given leaving them in desperation as they need somewhere to conduct their businesses which are their source of survival. In response to the evictions, Zimbabwe Republic Police national spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said it is very unfortunate that the evictions...

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Govt takes fashion, fabrics to clothing technology

Government through the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has begun training teachers from the northern region on clothing technology to implement the new curriculum which needs practical subjects to prepare learners for the industry. The government is prepared to implement the new curriculum by taking fashion and fabrics subject in primary and secondary schools to clothing technology by training teachers on how to teach the students and empower them with skills that will revive the clothing industry. In an interview on the sidelines of her visit to Danhiko where 20 teachers drawn from the northern region are receiving...

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Take soil for analysis, farmers urged

Farmers in Umguza district have been urged to take their soil for analysis in order to know the kind of crops to grow and fertliser to apply for increased yield. Soil analysis will help farmers in Umguza to determine nutrient deficiency and what best seed and fertiliser to use for greater yield. This came out during a field day at 3’ Fountain farm, ward 7 Umguza district. Mr Wallace Banda an agronomist in the Matabeleland region explained to the farmers the importance of managing soil. Mrs Happiness Sibanda who is the councillor in ward 7 Umguza district stated that...

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Zim to expedite registering of companies

Zimbabwe will expedite the process of registering companies in line with the provisions of a new bill that seeks to improve the investment climate. In the past it used to take several months before a company would be registered by relevant authorities, however amendments to the companies and other entities bill are likely to results in Zimbabwe clearing project proposal within a short period of time. Speaking at a CEO Africa Roundtable breakfast meeting, Speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda said though the new companies and other entities bill is currently before the parliament, it will address...

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‘A positive attitude brings a better tomorrow’

The story of HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe’s communal areas is accustomed to images that reflect sickly individuals and dire poverty, but there are stories of individuals who have looked beyond their condition and are at the forefront to remove the tag of perennial beggars attached on those living with the virus. Theirs are inspiring stories which paint an undying attitude on those living with HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe’s rural areas departing from the all too familiar acrimonies of weakly individuals struggling in poverty. At 52, Loice Chapanduka has lived 19 years of her life with the deadly disease surviving on antiretroviral...

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Sables set for SA camp

The Sables are set to embark on a 10-day training camp at the Blue Bulls in South Africa from the 20th to 30th of this month as part of preparations for the Africa Cup which begins in June. The past few World Cup qualification attempts have been nerve wrecking for the Sables who have come so close yet failed to qualify. Recent months have, however, given hope to rugby fanatics with the appointment of Peter de Villiers giving Zimbabwe fans optimism of better times ahead. Zimbabwe has a busy schedule ahead with the Sables set to kick-start their Africa...

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UNESCO launches 2018 global report on culture

The 2018 global report of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression was launched in the capital. Around the world, the cultural and creative industry is now being recognised as one of the key contributors to sustainable development. It is against this background that UNESCO launched the 2018 global report of the 2005 convention. The convention enables governments to shape, design and implement policies and measures that support creation, production and distribution of cultural expressions. Speaking during the 2018 global report titled: ‘Reshaping Cultural Policies Advancing Creativity for Development’, UNESCO regional advisor...

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#EDhasMyVote campaign launched in Marange

The message “Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa is the best candidate to ensure the country’s transformation” was at the core of deliveries made during the #EDhasMyVote campaign held in Marange. Zanu PF Secretary for Youth Affairs Cde Pupurai Togarepi who was addressing party supporters at Marange Business Center noted that President Mnangagwa’s able leadership will see the country being steered towards economic prosperity. “Cde Mnangagwa has brought relief to those who were sitting on the political fence. In the past four months we have seen employment creation, the fostering of peace as well as fighting corruption. Most importantly he has been on...

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