Day: May 18, 2018

Land Commission calls for more funding

The Zimbabwe Land Commission says it needs adequate funding in order to handle complaints and disputes regarding agriculture property. Chairperson of the Land Commission, Ms Tendai Bare said they are keen to ensure that they execute their mandate without any hiccups hence the need for adequate funding. “Land is a very important resource especially now that the country has programmes such as command agriculture. We need to be in a position where we have a database that will even assist the country’s policy makers regards land use patterns in the country as well as ownership patterns,” she said. The...

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Harare to build one library, clinic per year

The City of Harare says they are targeting to build at least one library and a clinic per year given the growth of the population in the capital. Speaking during a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a library in Glen Norah Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni said the city continues to expand due to increased population hence the need to build new infrastructure which will accommodate nearly 500 learners at a go. Harare Acting Town Clerk Engineer Hosiah Chisango said it is important for them to ensure the project is completed in time for the community to...

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SA team to grace local karate tourney

Mbare will tomorrow play host to what promises to be an exciting karate extravaganza that will see top karatekas competing at the International Karate Organisation (IKO) tournament set for Stodart Hall in Mbare. A visit to the Kyokushin Shibata Doja at Mai Musodzi Hall in Mbare depicted a mood of high expectation from the fighters who are eager to compete. With all roads leading to Stodart Hall for the karate community, Sensei Thomas Chiwomba said top competition is expected. The event will be graced by a South African team that will be led by Shihan Wandile Nkhapa. Several top...

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Financial inclusion to include rural communities

Financial inclusion must encompass the rural communities who have long been excluded from banking services an issue that has impoverished the majority of the population. The failure by banks to fully avail their services to rural communities remain an issue that has excluded them from accessing loans thus depriving them of the much needed capital for their economic empowerment projects. However, the coming in of Homelink Finance Services is fast changing the situation as the rural communities can now access capital to empower themselves said Mr Desmond  Ali the Managing Director of Homelink Finance Services who was part of...

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ECASSA members urged to be innovative

Members of the East and Central Africa Social Security Association (ECASSA) have been urged to be innovative and to consider extending the social security coverage to the informal sector. ECASSA which recently held the standing committee and council meetings in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe has been commended for its role in facilitating the promotion, management and development of social security for all in the region. In a speech read on her behalf during welcome reception, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Cde Petronella Kagonye said Zimbabwe is proud to the associated with the organisation and challenged members to come up with...

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Magwaza eyes BAA top accolade

The Makokotsha hitmaker Clement Ncube says he is confident he will scoop the song of the year award at the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards (BAA) that are set for the 26th of this month. Having scooped the song of the year award at the Bulawayo Arts Awards last year, Ncube better known as Clement Magwaza said he is honoured for being nominated again this year for the song of the year award and is hopeful that he will take the award home. Magwaza said it is through hard work and dedication that has made him win big awards against...

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Citrus farming, ranching key drivers of Beitbridge economy

Citrus farming and ranching have been identified as key drivers of the Beitbridge economy and the local community is geared to be a part of it as it had been a previously predominantly a white commercial sector. As Matabeleland South Province curve a new leaf in the economic empowerment of its people where chiefs have been recognised as the appropriate institution to champion economic revolution in rural areas, Beitbridge chiefs say citrus farming and ranching form the bedrock of their economies. Chief Sitaudze of Beitbridge West and Chief Matibe of Beitbridge East said following the commitment by the central...

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Local companies on drive to expand

As business confidence improves owing to an improving operating environment, local companies are increasing their capacity by spreading their wings throughout the country. The gross domestic product for the country in 2018 is expected to surpass expectations on the back of improved business confidence due to optimism that has gripped the nation under the new economic era. Minister of State for Midlands Province Cde Owen Ncube applauded the rate at which companies are spreading wings in the Midlands as a show of improved economic situation as the government continues with its raft of economic reforms. He was speaking during an official opening of a branch by a local retail chain in Kwekwe. “As the minister of the province I am pleased to be here officiating the opening of the new branch which is an endorsement for the province’s openness to do business. As a deployee of the government, I will report back and say surely your reforms are having an impact as witnessed here,” he said. It is a venture that will grow the ratepayers base that will improve on the town’s coffers but more importantly create employment for the local community. Mayor Kwekwe Town Council, Mr Titos Madzoke said; “I hope that the company will start paying rates tomorrow for refuse collection and sewerage. We have witnessed a jump of revenue collection in the last few months as...

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99 non commissioned officers graduate

A total of 99 students received certificates after completing a general squad drill and small arms courses at 2 Presidential Guard Battalion in Dzivarasekwa. Members of the Zimbabwe National Army have been challenged to remain vigilant and execute their duties diligently during the election period. Addressing graduands during a graduation ceremony at 2 Presidential Guard Battalion, Deputy Director Army Training Colonel Tapiwanashe Chikohora said soldiers should support the organisation’s goals towards complementing government efforts to revive the economy. “I urge you not be found on the wrong side of the law in the new dispensation,” he said. Commanding Officer 2...

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First Lady launches an Integrated Environment Project

The First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa has launched an Integrated Environment Project at Chidembo High School in Mashonaland Central Province. The launch comes as the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate has accorded the First Lady with the status of being the patron of environment. The Integrated Environment Project launched witnessed the commissioning of a borehole, fish farming project and introduction of a school orchard. The First Lady said the project will benefit the school and the local community which should replicate it at home level. The borehole has the capacity to service the local community and pipes will...

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