Day: July 8, 2018

Byo dvpt needs local residents’ participation: Min

A cabinet minister says the development of Bulawayo demands the involvement of local residents in coming up with strategies that can uplift the city’s economy even under difficult circumstances. Bulawayo’s main challenge is the revival of industries to produce high quality products that can be exported and contribute to the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country and at the same time creating employment for locals. The state of the country’s second largest city came under spotlight when the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Cde July Moyo addressed a Zanu PF rally at Stanley Square in Bulawayo, standing in for Vice President Kembo Mohadi who is still recovering from injuries sustained during the White City stadium explosion on the 23 of last month. He said the $400 million investment at the National Railways of Zimbabwe was meant to propel the economy of Bulawayo to even greater heights given that the manufacturing and engineering sectors are dominant in the city and need a sustainable mode of transport to bring in raw materials as well as move out finished products to the market.    Cde Moyo also said the Zanu PF government wants to correct the situation in Cowdray Park in the Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle housing section where the government settled people on stands that are not serviced, leading to water, sewerage, road and power challenges. Addressing the same...

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PSL results

Mutare City Rovers FC 0-2 Nichrut FC Dynamos FC 1-1 Chicken Inn FC Black Rhinos FC 1-0 Highlanders FC Bulawayo Chiefs FC 0-1 Yadah FC Triangle United FC 5-0 Shabanie Mine FC Chapungu FC 1-0 Bulawayo City...

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ZBC committed to covering political parties

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation has underscored its commitment to providing a level playing field for political parties under regulations guiding broadcasting of political parties’ content during the election period. Read Full Statement below: PUBLIC STATEMENT BY THE ZBC CEO, MR. PATRICK MAVHURA ON POLITICAL ADVERTISING Following the proclamation of the harmonised elections on 30 May 2018 by President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa which set elections for 30 July 2018, and the subsequent sitting of the nomination court on, 14 June 2018, putting into motion, the election period, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, ZBC has taken the necessary steps in accordance with...

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Polls key for future generations: VP

Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga says the 2018 elections come with a guarantee from the ruling party for the protection of the future and an improvement of lives for youths through employment creation, financial inclusion and support for innovators and entrepreneurs. As 30 July draws closer, the Zanu PF campaign trail is gaining traction with Vice President, Retired General Chiwenga descending on Mabelreign where he addressed youths and other party supporters. The Vice President implored the youths to give their vote to President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Zanu PF as the seven months after operation restore legacy had proven...

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We are all Zimbabweans, VP tells Indian community

Vice President Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga has told the Indian community that they are not aliens but Zimbabwean citizens and should embrace the national development agenda which will spell a new chapter for the country’s socio-economic development. Dr Chiwenga was speaking in Harare at an interactive meeting with members of the Asian community and Zanu PF supporters who reside in Belvedere, Harare and surrounding areas.  People of the Indian origin have been present in Zimbabwe since the 1890’s when their forefathers who worked as plantation workers in neighbouring South Africa crossed the border into the then Southern Rhodesia....

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Huge turnout at ZRP Commissioner General’s race

Canicius Nyamutsita of Mr Pace Athletics Club won the Commissioner General of Police 21km road race held in Chitungwiza town centre in a time of 1 hour, 5 minutes and 37 seconds while Rudo Mhondera of Powerhouse won the senior women’s race in a time of 1 hour and 14 minutes and 48 seconds. The 8th edition of the ZRP Commissioner General’s 21km race which is sponsored by financial services, Old Mutual was held at the Chitungwiza town centre on Saturday with a huge turnout and entries from some of the country’s top athletes. Elford Moyo of Danihiko and Thandiwe Ndlovu of Richwood won the wheelchair events. ZRP Commissioner General Godwin Matanga said the holding of the 8th edition in Chitungwiza was ample testimony of the combined efforts to strengthen peace and security through sport. He urged all Zimbabweans to cherish peace and co-exist with one another peacefully. The race attracted some of the country’ top athletes who include Kelvin Pangiso of the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) who finished second and Trust Chodomonya in third. Berth Chikanga finished second in the senior women’s category, with Caroline Mhandu third, Fortunate Chidzivo fourth and Olivia Chitate...

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Leave ZEC alone, political parties told

The Zanu PF Youth League says the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) should be allowed to perform its constitutional mandate of running the country’s elections without interference from any political party or organisation. Zanu PF Secretary for Youths Affairs, Cde Pupurai Togarepi told thousands of the party supporters at a youth convention in Chivhu that political parties and other organisations should stop interfering with ZEC over the running of elections as it is an independent body. “As Zanu PF, we are not happy with what some political parties are doing in trying to interfere with the electoral process. ZEC should...

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Samukange donates to Mudzi school

Mudzi South legislator, Cde Jonathan Samukange has donated furniture to Katsande Secondary School in his constituency as part of his programme to develop the school into an institution offering Advanced Level classes. With students from Katsande Secondary School travelling long distances to seek Advanced Level education, Cde Samukange has come up with a programme to introduce Advanced Level at the school. As part of the programme, Cde Samukange donated furniture which includes desks and chairs to the school. The programme also involves the construction of science laboratory, installation of internet and building of additional teachers’ houses. “We don’t want our children to be travelling long distances to seek Advanced Level education, so I am going to ensure that we construct the facilities for Advanced Level,” he said. Cde Samukange also pledged to construct weir dams so that people in the community have access to water for agricultural purposes. “We want our community to have access to water for agricultural purposes so that we are going to construct weir dams in the whole constituency,” he said. The legislator is seeking a second term to represent the constituency on a Zanu PF ticket and is battling it out against Joseph Mupokosera of the MDC...

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Zanu PF committed to devolution: S.K Moyo

Zanu PF says devolving power to the provinces will advance socio-economic development and ensure that the people fully benefit from their resources. This was said by Zanu PF Politburo member and Bulilima Mangwe senatorial candidate, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo during a rally held at Tshitshi area in Mangwe district. Cde Khaya Moyo shared President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s vision, which includes taking practical steps to improve the lives of the generality of Zimbabweans. “One way of ensuring economic development is giving authority to provinces to run their economies. This will help in the creation of wealth and jobs,” said Cde Khaya...

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Information centres critical: Minister

The opening of community information centers has been identified as a critical initiative that will guarantee Zimbabweans in marginalised communities access to information communication technologies (ICTs). The Minister of ICT, Cde Supa Mandiwanzira, who recently opened the Nyanga Community Information Centre, said this has been made possible by making use of resources under the Universal Services Fund. Minister Mandiwanzira said 250 such centres have been constructed countrywide, adding that his ministry’s vision is for all Zimbabweans to be connected through ICTs. “Community information centres seek to achieve equity of access to information, thereby bridging the digital divide between urban and rural communities. Everyone in the community from the young to the old can make use of the centers and efforts are being made to increase their roll out,” he said. Zimbabwe’s economic growth will be hinged on availing information relevant for sectors such as agriculture, mining, processing, marketing, transport, food storage and education which can be availed through the community information...

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