Day: June 17, 2018

Chamisa accuses ED of auctioning Zimbabwe

MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa has accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa of auctioning the country under the Zimbabwe is open for business mantra and has reiterated his plans to review all deals signed by the current administration. Chamisa, who is on a campaign trail in Matabeleland North Province on Sunday descended on Hwange where he addressed the party supporters. While the world has been warming up to Zimbabwe and embracing the Zimbabwe is open for business mantra as evidenced by increased investment proposals amounting to over US$10 billion, Chamisa accused the President of auctioning the country. According to MDC Alliance...

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PSL results

Chapungu 0-2 CAPS United Bulawayo Chiefs 0-2 ZPC Kariba Black Rhinos 2-1 Ngezi Platinum Stars Triangle United 0-1 Chicken Inn Harare City 3-0 Yadah FC

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Zanu PF Byo intensifies campaign

Zanu PF Bulawayo Province has intensified its campaign trail by embracing those who lost in primary elections and appointing them as campaign managers for its candidates. In a fully packed meeting held at Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial headquarters this Sunday, defeated primary election candidates took to the stage to rally behind winning candidates for the party to garner maximum votes in the upcoming harmonised polls. The atmosphere of oneness prevailed as speakers unanimously agreed that the party comes first ahead of individual ambitions and interests. Delivering his keynote address, Zanu PF Secretary for Administration, Dr Obert Mpofu encouraged primary election contestants to unite and form formidable teams for the party to win the polls next month. Dr Mpofu also told the multitudes that thronged Davies Hall to give the presidential mandate to Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa whom he described as loving, listening and people centered person. At the same event, party members were urged to be pioneers of peace during the campaign period as the country braces for free and credible...

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Bill payment without service unfair: VP

Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga has come out in support of Mabvuku-Tafara residents in Harare who suffer the brunt of paying council bills yet for years they have not been accessing tap water. This comes as Zanu PF rallies continue to pull large crowds ahead of next month’s harmonised elections. In Mabvuku today, the crowd erupted into song and dance when Vice President Chiwenga and his wife arrived. Addressing thousands of supporters gathered at number 1 grounds in Tafara, Cde Chiwenga said there is no justification in billing people for services that are not being rendered.    Residents...

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Rally behind ED, youths urged

Youths in Nketa and Mganwini suburbs of Bulawayo have been called upon to support the Zanu PF presidential candidate, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa during next month’s election as an endorsement of the new dispensation. Addressing youths from Nketa/Mganwini constituency, Zanu PF Politburo member, Cde Angeline Masuku said the current leadership has given the nation hope, hence the call to support them to continue developing the country. Cde Masuku said President Mnangagwa remains the beacon of hope for the country’s development as he has the interests of the youths at heart. Addressing the same gathering, Zanu PF candidate, Cde Elifas Mashaba said the Zanu PF government has mobilised $12 million for youth projects that will be accessible through banks and also promised to secure jobs, land and mining claims for the youths. The youths who gathered at Nketa hall to celebrate the Day of the African Child promised to support the party in campaigning for the President and its...

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Nkayi community now with piped water

Thousands of people from Ingwalathi community in Nkayi are set to benefit from tapped water scheme following the commissioning of a solar powered water project at the health centre in the area. The water project, which is a District Development Fund (DDF) initiative, will see 420 households and two schools in the area directly benefiting, with the number set to increase once the government avails two more 5000 liter tanks. Addressing stakeholders who gathered for the commissioning ceremony on Saturday, the Minister of State in the President’s Office responsible for Monitoring and Implementation of Government Programmes, Cde Simbarashe Mumbengegwi...

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PRC hammers home devolution message

People’s Rainbow Coalition (PRC) presidential candidate, Dr Joice Mujuru says her party is keen to implement the devolution of power in line with the provisions of the constitution as a way of empowering marginalised communities. Addressing coalition members in Tshabalala suburb in Bulawayo, Dr Mujuru said the aspect of empowering communities can only be realised if the constitutional clause that deals with the devolution of power is implemented. She said her coalition is ready to empower the people of Matabeleland whom she said remain part of the marginalised communities in the country. Dr Mujuru also challenged former president Robert...

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Karanda Bridge construction on course

The long awaited Karanda bridge, which links Rushinga and Mt Darwin with Karanda Hospital in Mashonaland Central Province, is now at 64 percent completion. Assessing the bridge construction progress, the Minister of Provincial Affairs for Mashonaland Central, Advocate Martin Dinha expressed satisfaction with the work done by the District Development Fund (DDF). The DDF in conjunction with the Office of the President and Cabinet is constructing a 160 meter long bridge at a cost of $3 million on Ruya River. Once the bridge is completed, it will bring an end to the woes of Rushinga and communities around the Karanda referral hospital. Advocate Dinha said the 15km road link from Karanda Hospital to Mt Darwin – Rushinga highway should be tarred for easy access to the hospital. The Karanda Bridge offers an alternative access shorter route compared to the current two routes which are long and cumbersome. DDF Provincial Coordinator, Mr Chrispen Mutombo, said the bridge project will be completed by end of October if the funds are availed on...

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Zim eyes enhanced security at ports of entry

Chinese technology firm, Hikvision, has partnered Zimbabwe for the provision of surveillance and artificial intelligence systems targeted at enhancing security at the country’s ports of entry. The surveillance system widely used at Chinese ports of entry and replicated in 100 other  countries including Europe, is widely famed for its most advanced technologies that can recognise license plates and tell if a driver is texting while behind the wheel. The system is also lauded to track individuals with “face-tracking” technology and by identifiers such as body metrics, hair colour and clothing. Hikvision is spreading this innovative product to Zimbabwe which...

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Bleak future for fabric, garment industry

The country’s fabric and garment industry faces a bleak future that might see thousands of workers losing jobs as well as traders closing shop. The country’s fabric and garment industry is in the intensive care unit following revelations that two local authorised suppliers of fabric and garment can only supply 50 000 metres of garment per month  against a monthly requirement of 300 000 metres to the 450 retail shops in the country, notes Mr Mian Sahail, the chairperson of Trade Union Harare Chapter. Players in the sector are appealing to the government for the liberalisation of tax laws...

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