Day: July 5, 2018

ED creates ‘whatsapp’ broadcast list

President Emmerson Mnangagwa continues to embrace the use of social media to connect with the generality of the populace.  In this vein he has created a ‘whatsapp’ broadcast list upscaling his commitments to be the servant of the people as enunciated in his inauguration speech.  President Mnangagwa said the whatsapp platform will make him connect with the people. Indeed dialogue is the key word and President Mnangagwa is going all the way to ensure that he keeps the communication lines open. Many whatsapp users could not believe it when they first heard the President inviting all those who are...

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EU hails Zim’s commitment to peaceful elections

Head of the European Union elections observer mission to Zimbabwe Mr Elmar Brok has hailed the commitment by the Zimbabwean government for peaceful, credible elections as they will unite the people of Zimbabwe and ensure that the peace prevailing in the country will be maintained even after the polls. Mr Brok made the remarks when he paid a courtesy call on President Mnangagwa today. The Head of Mission was accompanied by his Deputy Mr Mark Stevens and European Union Ambassador to Zimbabwe Phillipe Van Damme among other EU officials. President Mnangagwa formally invited the EU, Commonwealth and a host...

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PSL action resumes

  Premier Soccer League (PSL) action returns this weekend with Dynamos and Harare City both eager to maintain positive form that saw them winning their encounters before a two week break. Week 18 promises to produce exhilarating action following a two week break that allowed teams to re-energise and refocus for the second half of the season. Among teams that will be hoping for a positive result this weekend is Dynamos who host Chicken Inn at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday. Dynamos registered two wins before the break and Lloyd Mutasa is hoping his charges maintain the momentum when they face...

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Chamisa makes u-turn

MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa today made a u-turn on his ‘there will be no election declaration’ as he clearly highlighted his party will not boycott elections but will continue to press for electoral reforms. Addressing MDC supporters at Garwe Stadium in Chivhu, Advocate Chamisa ruled out boycotting the elections contradicting his Wednesday message where he told a house full of media personnel and other stakeholders that there will be no elections if his demands are not met. Advocate Chamisa’s message in Chivhu was that there is no boycott of elections instead he will do everything possible to...

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Vote for Zanu PF, Zimbabweans urged

Zimbabweans have been challenged to make the right decision by voting for the ruling party if they are to attain economic success. As part of the ongoing election campaigns, Vice President Kembo Mohadi who was represented by Zanu PF Central Committee member and Bulawayo Metropolitan Province Minister of State, Senator Angeline Masuku took to Esibomvu in Umzingwane district were the message of the day was to urge voters to exercise their right in peace. Cde Mohadi urged Umzingwane residents to consider the steps that have been taken by the country’s President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa to show seriousness of intent...

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No community will be left behind: VP Chiwenga

Vice President Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga says no community will be left behind in terms of development as the new administration has committed itself to ensuring inclusive growth with more irrigation and road rehabilitation projects set for Binga area. Dr Chiwenga made the remarks during the Zanu PF rally held at Manjolo Business Centre in Binga which was graced by thousands of the party supporters. Vice President Chiwenga who was accompanied by Zanu PF Deputy National Political Commissar Cde Omega Hungwe, and Matabeleland North Minister of State Ambassador Cain Mathema descended on Binga as part of his tour...

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Electronics gadget assembly plant for Byo

Japanese investors have shown interest in setting up an electronics gadget assembly plant shop in the country’s second largest city Bulawayo with over 500 jobs expected to be created by the firm. The electronics gadget assembly plant for laptops, i-pads, tablets and cellphones is set to be established in Belmont area. Zanu PF Bulawayo South National Assembly candidate and businessman, Cde Raj Modi revealed this before his departure for a five day working visit in Japan to seal the deal. He said this is part of efforts by the government to bring Bulawayo industries back to life and ensure...

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Stick to your promises, politicians told

Elected officials have been called on to stick to promises made during campaigns to retain the trust of the electorate. The Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) report launch on Zimbabweans preparedness for the 2018 election in Mutare revealed that most people are worried about delivery on promises made by politicians. ZCC advocacy and governance assistant officer, Mr Rugare Kozanai said despite this there is a general zeal by Zimbabweans to cast their ballot in the July 30th polls. “Most Zimbabweans are worried about the promises that were made by election candidates. They want delivery on the promises that were...

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Youth Build Zim continues to promote development

The Youth Built Zimbabwe programme being spearheaded by the National Youth Service (NYS) Department continues to promote infrastructure development with Tiya Primary School being one of the latest deserving beneficiaries. Positive change in society occurs when individuals or groups of people contribute towards the development of their localities. In an interview at Tiya Satellite School in Chimanimani East constituency, NYS Deputy Commander Manicaland Province Over Kusena said Tiya is one of the schools without accommodation for teachers hence the intervention to start construction of teacher’s houses among other community assistance initiatives being done throughout the country. “The Youth Built Zimbabwe programme seeks to accelerate development in communities and in this case the youth volunteered to construct teacher’s houses after observing that the situation at Tiya was abnormal,”Mr Kusena said. Local councillor Tendai Nyabanga said the assistance is a positive step towards improving the conditions of service for teachers, a development that will culminate in improved pass rates. “Teachers travel 20 to 30 kilometres to the school because of accommodation challenges with assistance also required to construct more class room blocks,” he said. The construction of the first teacher’s house at the school that opened its doors in 2011 clearly shows an infrastructure gap that requires both government and development partners’...

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Govt to match best universities: ED

President Mnangagwa says the government is set to leap frog and catch up with the best universities worldwide adding that plans are afoot to revamp the infrastructure and improve other services in the institutions of higher learning.   Addressing students at an indaba held at the Harare International Conference Centre today, the President said government is working on the betterment of universities across the country. “Under the current dispensation everyone shall access the best skills required to develop our country. I know we are behind our neighbours due to economic sanctions which were imposed on us. We now want to...

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