Day: June 11, 2018

Warriors honoured

The Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement, Retired Air Chief Marshal Perrence Shiri has on behalf of Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga hosted a dinner to celebrate the success of the Warriors during the just ended COSAFA Castle Cup and recent achievements by other sportspeople in various sport codes. Speaking during the dinner, Cde Shiri said there is need to recognise and honour the role played by sport in uniting the nation. He said a policy on sport governance and remuneration of athletes in the country is being formulated to protect the integrity of the athletes, among...

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VP Mohadi’s brother dies

The brother to Vice President Kembo Mohadi, Cde Cephas Bayane Malapela has died.                  He was 79. Cde Malapela died at Gwanda Provincial Hospital today after battling high blood pressure and diabetes for some time. Speaking to the ZBC News, Vice President Mohadi expressed deep sadness at the loss of his brother, saying Cde Malapela did not only mentor him but also shaped his political career. Cde Mohadi said his brother has left a huge void that will be difficult to fill. The Zanu PF Provincial Chairman for Matabeleland South Province, Cde Rabelani Choene said the province has learnt...

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ZBC hailed for covering political parties

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has been commended for giving fair coverage of political parties as the nation gears up for harmonised elections to be held next month. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) gave thumbs up to the national broadcaster for being guided by the Electoral Act in the nation’s build up to harmonised elections. In an interview with ZBC News, ZEC commissioner, Dr Qhubani Moyo said the national television has of late upheld tenets of a public service broadcaster which is critical for the nation to achieve undisputed elections since Zimbabwe’s independence. For transparency’s sake, Dr Moyo said...

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US$2.5bn expected from stainless steel deal

Zimbabwe is set to generate at least US$2.5 billion through a stainless steel deal concluded with a Chinese firm, Tsingshan (Pvt) Limited. This comes as several investment deals are projected from the pool of billionaires currently in the country scouting for investment opportunities. Speaking in Harare today, the Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Cde Winston Chitando said the finalisation of the stainless steel deal will further vault the cumulative investment into this sector to close to 10 billion within a space of six months. The Chinese investors are also spreading their portfolios into energy, construction, banking, manufacturing and tourism. The tourism sector is boosted by the US$1.2 billion memorandum of understanding (MOU) sealed with Touchroad International early this year. Zimbabwe is looking to fish into a lucrative portfolio exceeding US$30 billion from the visiting Chinese delegation boasting of a pool of 50 billionaires. According to the Zimbabwe Investment Authority (ZIA) CEO, Mr Richard Mubaiwa, such investments will usher in new projections for processed projects this year. Zimbabwe’s open business narrative is paying dividends and with a promise by the highest office for investor protection and policy consistency, experts are confident of robust growth in foreign direct investment (FDI) going...

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Church leaders speak on Byo murders

Church leaders in Bulawayo say moral decadence is increasing at an alarming rate as witnessed by the gruesome murder incidents recorded in the past weeks. At least four people were gruesomely killed in Bulawayo between Tuesday and Friday last week. Two of them were women who were raped before they were killed. United Congregational Church of Southern Africa Minister, Reverend Sikhalo Cele said sometimes the killings are caused by small misunderstandings which can be avoided if negotiation is given room. Father Mandlenkosi Ndlovu from the Roman Catholic Church said people have lost their sense of respect for others and as such, this worrisome behaviour should be dealt with from the grass root level. People nolonger have respect and life and the public is being urged to resolve their differences amicably as many conflicts result in fights that can lead to...

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Uncovered trenches irk motorists

Motorists have called upon the relevant authorities to exercise their supervisory role in clamping down companies that are destroying infrastructure by digging trenches on tarred roads and disappearing without repairing them. Driving through some major roads in Harare has over the past months turned into a nightmare as motorists are forced to endure the trail of destruction being caused by some companies that are digging trenches cutting across roads and just disappearing without patching them. Motorists expressed outrage over the companies and relevant authorities whom they blame for turning a blind eye while roads are being damaged on a...

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127k farmers register to sell tobacco

Tobacco growers have increased dramatically with over 127 000 farmers registered to sale their golden leaf as compared to 82 000 last year. The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) attributed the increase of farmers venturing in growing the golden leaf to the doubling of incentives to 12.5 percent by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), up from five percent last year. “The jump in the number can be attributed to the central bank’s attractive incentive which doubled to 12.5 percent as most farmers who used to sale their tobacco on the same registration number have now separated,” the...

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Elections a seal on new dispesation: Minister

A Zanu PF Politburo member and cabinet minister says the upcoming harmonised elections will complete the ushering in of a new dispensation which Zimbabweans set rolling in November last year. Addressing multitudes gathered at a sports gala in Mberengwa, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Retired Lieutenant General Sibusiso Moyo said the government is seized with delivering life changing solutions for the nation. He said re-engagement efforts are yielding significant fruits as Zimbabwe continues to attract investors from all parts of the globe. The minister, who urged the people to cast their vote, added that Zanu PF’s...

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Piped water for rural communities

The government has taken steps to accelerate the delivery of piped water in rural parts of the Midlands province. The government recently started rehabilitating the Mlezu and Shagari piped water scheme, a development set to benefit more than 8000 households. For many years, the two rural communities had no source of clean water and had to face the burden of walking long distances to fetch the precious liquid sometimes from unprotected wells. The situation was further worsened after the El Nino induced floods which left many communities with no access to clean water and sanitation facilities. Midlands Provincial Affairs...

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ZTA on aggressive marketing of the lowveld

Following concerns that tourist attractions in the lowveld have not been much exposed, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has embarked on a drive to publicise these destinations in the southern part of the country. Late last year, the ZTA held a stakeholders meeting in Masvingo where the organisation’s CEO, Mr Karikoga Kaseke highlighted that they have not done much to market tourist attractions in Masvingo . In a move to rectify the challenge, ZTA has embarked on an aggressive drive to put tourist attractions in Masvingo on the world map. The initiative included a media tour where members of...

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