Day: July 17, 2018

‘More opportunities for women’

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s policies under the new dispensation have created a lot of employment and empowerment opportunities for women which have improved their livelihoods. It’s no longer business as usual said Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development Permanent Secretary, Mrs Sibusisiwe Zembe as employment and empowerment opportunities brought about by the new dispensation have resulted in more work for their officers who now have more projects to monitor. “The new dispensation has brought a lot of opportunities for women as a result our officers are now always busy on the ground monitoring the projects,” she said. As part of...

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LAN conducts 2018 Election Credibility Survey

A local think tank, Leaders for Africa Network (LAN) says 75 percent of voters believe that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission is independent and is abiding within the dictates of the Electoral Act with 80 percent agreeing the biometric voter registration (BVR) system has enhanced transparency while 75 percent say their political parties have been getting fair media coverage. The think tank’s views are based on a survey dubbed the 2018 Election Credibility Survey which used a sample of 2 500 eligible voters across gender. The survey was conducted to analyse and evaluate the electorate’s perceptions on the pre-election environment...

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ZNA drivers dominate Driver of the Year competitions

Drivers from the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) dominated the Driver of the Year 2018 national competitions held in Mutare. The ZNA dominated the field of 75 contestants who were out to impress the judges in the driving drills held at the Nyakamete industrial area in Mutare. In the articulated category, ZNA’s Terrence Mapurazi took the top honours, while compatriot Brian Sigola was the best in the rigid section with Daniel Ngirazi making it an army treble in the bus category.  In the kombi category, Jealous Matsekete of Never Give Up Tours was judged to be the best. Guest of honour at the award ceremony, the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Dr Joram Gumbo called on private public partnerships to reduce road carnage as statistics show that five people are killed on the country’s roads while 38 are injured on a daily basis. “I would want to commend the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe for designing such driver improvement programmes which will help in moulding discipline, courteous and skilled drivers. Research shows that such drivers tend to stay alert hence reducing the risk of them being involved in preventable collisions,” he said. The Driver of the Year competitions are held annually with the winners going on to represent Zimbabwe at global competitions which will be held in Belgium later this...

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Blue Swallows receive kit boost

Blue Swallows FC have received a boost from a partnership with an engineering firm, Setheo, that handed over a kit to be used by the Northern Region Division One outfit. Manyame Air Base Commander Alphios Gwata who was guest of honour at the official kit handover was elated with the kind gesture by Setheo. Setheo Engineering Managing Director Gilbert Chiyangwa was pleased to be providing assistance to Blue Swallows, pointing to the vital role of the corporate world in entering into key partnerships with various sport institutions. The airmen currently lie 12th on the Northern Region Division One standings....

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Langton ‘School boy’ Tinago dies

Boxing legend and three time Commonwealth champion Langton ‘School boy’ Tinago has died. Tinago died at Gweru Hospital after a short illness. He was 69. A dark cloud has enveloped Gweru following the passing of boxing legend Tinago. Born in 1949 in Shurugwi, Tinago is the only Zimbabwean to have won the Commonwealth title three times, imprinting an indelible mark in the country’s sporting history books. Family representative Wellington Pombi  and friends of the late boxing legend  expressed grief at the sudden passing of Tinago saying the sporting fraternity especially boxing has been robbed of a man who was...

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Pres ED appoints 3 member tribunal

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sworn in a three member tribunal to institute investigations and determine suspended Prosecutor General Advocate Ray Goba’s suitability to continue holding the esteemed office following allegations of failure to prosecute graft cases and gross misconduct. The tribunal is expected to deliver its findings within four months, while an Acting Prosecutor General is expected to be announced by Friday. Retired High Court judge Justice November Tafuma Mtshiya will chair the tribunal and was the first to be sworn in by President Mnangagwa at State House this morning, in the presence of the Attorney General Advocate Prince...

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Nyadi Bridge, Buhera South commissioned

The electorate in Buhera South constituency has been urged to resoundingly vote for the ruling Zanu PF party in appreciation of developmental projects being implemented in the area and foster continuity on unfinished projects to transform the lives of the ordinary people. Commissioning Nyadi Bridge in Buhera South constituency constructed under the Emergency Rural Roads Rehabilitation Programme, the Minister of State for Manicaland Province Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said voting resoundingly for the ruling Zanu PF party is the greatest appreciation by the electorate in recognition of developmental projects being done by the local legislator Joseph Chinotimba and the ruling...

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Govt avails water to rural communities

In many rural communities on the African continent, women have to bear the brunt of fetching water for their household chores from long distances. However, government is making sure water is availed at one’s doorsteps, even in rural areas. In Zimbabwe, programmes that have been rolled out by government alongside donor partners such as Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) have seen the likes of Mrs Tendai Nhengu of Buhera’s Ndyarima area having the scarce resource at her doorstep. The programme entails the provision of water tanks as well as solar powered pumps that will improve equitable use of safe...

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Chevrons in do-or-die encounter

The Zimbabwe national cricket side has to turn on the magic and produce a winning formula as they take on visiting Pakistan in their third ODI set for Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo tomorrow. After going down to the visitors in the first two of the five ODI matches, the Chevrons cannot afford another defeat as it will seal their fate in the series. Coming on the back of another disappointing T20 tri series that also included Australia in Harare, Lalchand Rajput’s charges need a result that can restore not only their confidence but that of their fans. In...

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Cotton exports demand surges

Demand for Zimbabwean cotton on the international market has shot up to unprecedented levels as both the European and Asian countries respond to the Zimbabwe is open for business mantra being spearheaded by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Dubbed the white gold, Zimbabwe’s cotton has triggered competition on the world market with both the European and Asian giants’ reportedly expressing keen interest to buy the high quality handpicked cotton produced by the smallholder farmers from various parts of the country. The Agricultural and Marketing Authority (AMA) and the Cotton Company of Zimbabwe (Cottco) confirmed there has been overwhelming demand of cotton...

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