Day: July 15, 2018

Presidential Input Scheme launched in Mash East

The government has launched the Presidential Input Scheme in Mashonaland East Province ward 18 Goromonzi South constituency where 3 280 families are set to benefit. Rusike Primary School in Goromonzi was the venue for the scheme launch, with the Minister of State for Mashonaland East Provincial Affairs, David Musabayana saying it is important that farmers plan early for the forthcoming season. “President Mnangagwa knows that there are people out there who need assistance and that is the reason why we are giving seed and fertilisers,” he said. National Assembly candidate for Goromonzi South, Petronela Kagonye said more than 3280 families are set to benefit and encouraged the people to put the inputs to good use. Beneficiaries could not hide their joy at having accessed the inputs early and promised to deliver yet another bumper...

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Stop self-marginalisation, Mat told

The people from Matabeleland have been called upon to stop shying away from government programmes as this is tantamount to self marginalisation. Addressing Zanu PF supporters in Cowdray Park, Bulawayo today, Retired Colonel George Nare, who is one of the directors in the Zanu PF Commissariat Department, bemoaned the self exclusion of the people of Matabeleland from government development programmes. He challenged the community of Bulawayo and Matabeleland region to put aside the differences of the past and focus on development by embracing government programmes. He added that the government is working on regularising the Cowdray Park housing challenges to ensure that water, sewerage and roads are put in place to support this community. Earlier in Nketa constituency, Zanu PF Bulawayo Provincial Chairperson, Callistus Ndlovu called on the people of Matabeleland to dialogue, forgive and look ahead for the good of the region. The Minister of State for Bulawayo, Angeline Masuku urged the electorate to vote for Zanu PF in the July 30 elections, saying President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s led party is a renewed political outfit that has the country at...

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VP praises Gen Sibanda’s late mother

Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga has eulogised the late late Gogo Yowani Kubvuruno as a heroine who gave the country a dedicated, selfless and fearless soldier in the mould of the Commander Zimbabwe Defence Forces, General Philip Valerio Sibanda. Addressing thousands of people from all walks of life during the burial of General Sibanda’s mother at Dera Mushayamvura village in Gokwe,  Vice President Constantino Chiwenga said people should not mourn but celebrate and emulate a life well lived. He said General Sibanda is a brave soldier who has contributed immensely to the peace and stability not only of...

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France beat Croatia to win World Cup

France are the world champions once more, writing their own piece of history and shattering Croatia’s dream for a maiden World Cup triumph. Exactly 20 years after their famous win on home soil, the 1998 World Cup winning captain, Didier Deschamps guided the Les Blues to their second World Cup trophy, beating Croatia 4-2 in today’s final in Russia. The match was a repeat of the 1998 semifinal and France was able to post a double over the smallest nation to ever reach a World Cup final after Uruguay. An own goal from Mario Mandzukic off an Antoine Griezmann...

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PSL results

Caps United 0-0 Bulawayo Chiefs  Highlanders 1-0 Herentals  Shabanie Mine 2-2 Dynamos

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MSU wins Enactus Zim competition

Midlands State University (MSU) won the Enactus Zimbabwe national competition and is set to represent the country in the World Cup competition to be held from the 9th to the 10th of October in Silicon Valley, California. The local competition was graced by 10 universities. In an interview with the ZBC News during the presentation of awards at Celebration Center in Harare, leader of Enactus Zimbabwe, Mrs Busi Marandure said he was impressed by the performance of students from different universities who participated in the competition. “We believe this is a chance for the students from MSU to represent...

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674 graduate at Masvingo Poly

674 people graduated at Masvingo Polytechnic College, amid calls from the government for the graduates to embrace lifelong skills that will make them employers rather than employees. It was a day to remember for the graduates who received certificates and diplomas in various areas such as arts and design, environmental health, cosmetology and applied sciences, among others. The graduates said they are ready to conquer the new challenges ahead. Masvingo Polytechnic College Principal, Mr Evans Musara called upon the graduates to go and excel in their areas of study and carry their college flag high. “I urge you to...

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AFM holds empowerment expo

The Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) Harare East Province this Saturday held an empowerment expo aimed at imparting entrepreneurial skills to its members. The expo was quick to receive praises from the government, with the Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan Province, Mirriam Chikukwa commending the church for encouraging citizens to embark of self help businesses that can grow the economy and contribute to gross domestic product (GDP). “This is a good initiative that can be cascaded to other churches. Churches should complement government efforts through SMEs to reduce poverty and create employment,” she said. Reverend Amon Chinyemba, who is the Overseer of Harare East Province, Hillside AFM, said it is the role of the church to also foster development. “As a church, it is good to participate in areas of business for the purpose of empowering our congregants,” he said. Exhibitors at the expo testified to the importance of such initiatives which also provide market opportunities through interaction. More than 20 local corporate organisations including financial institutions and government departments exhibited their...

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Candidate campaigns in Harare CBD

Zanu PF aspiring councilor for ward 1 in Harare, Nyasha Zenda conducted a roadshow in the central business district (CBD) delivering his message to the electorate.          Zenda decided to take his campaign to the CBD where he met several prospective voters and promised to work hard in improving the standards of the city. He said Zanu PF’s policies are people centered, hence the need to give President Emmerson Mnangagwa a fresh mandate by voting for him. “Let us take advantage of the shrewdness of President Mnangagwa and he is the reason why I defied my age and decided to be your councilor,” he said. Some of the voters promised to vote Zenda, saying his capabilities demonstrated in running businesses in Harare makes him the best person to manage their finances in a better way to improve service delivery. Zenda’s campaign took him to all streets of Harare including the busy Rezende Street and vendors temporarily stopped their business to listen to how they will benefit if he emerges as a winner in ward 1 come the 30th of...

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Music hailed as tool for peace

Bulawayo born and South African based gospel musician, Irene Chimuriwo says gospel music is a powerful vehicle that can be used to promote peace, tolerance and give hope to those in despair.  Speaking to the ZBC News in Harare, Chimuriwo said gospel music plays an important role in healing nations and fostering peace. The musician recently released her dvd album titled: ‘Zviudze Jesu,’ which carries six tracks among them Zviripasi Peropa, Ida Hama Yako and Chiiko. The songs were taken off her first and second albums Nguva Yapera and Zviudze Jesu. Chimuriwo said she was inspired by Rebecca Malope, Benjamin Dube, Mai Olivia Charamba and Bethani Pasinawako Ngolomi. Her music is receiving a lot of airplay in the UK, USA, South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, and she believes the sky is the limit for...

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