Day: July 19, 2018

Gwanda entrepreneur takes a swipe at MDC-T

A Gwanda panel beating company is mulling taking legal action against MDC-T’s Bulawayo branch after some officials allegedly broke into its premises and towed off a vehicle that they had been left for repairs six years ago without paying the $1 000 debt owed to the company. Speaking to the ZBC News, the proprietor of Majongosi Panel Beaters Mr Velile Mhlanga said the Toyota Dyna registered under Ms Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga was brought for servicing in 2012. While a payment of $300 was made three years after completion of the job, Mr Mhlanga said the political party owed him $1...

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National Association for Women in Tourism set for launch

The Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry is set to launch the National Association for Women in Tourism (NAWT) with a mandate to represent women in the hospitality sector, create equal opportunities for women working in the industry and to inspire increased entrepreneurship. The travel and tourism industry has been proven to provide women with more opportunities for empowerment compared to the other sectors of the economy. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) 2010 analysis of hospitality sector, women made up between 60 to 70 percent of the labour force in the hotel sector. With a view to empowering women in the tourism sector and to increase their contribution to the broader economy, the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry and other partners will be launching the NAWT in the tourism in Harare on the 24th of July. Women in the tourism sector in Victoria Falls commended government for the initiative and stressed the fact that there is room for improving tourism’s empowerment of women. “We are excited about this development the association was certainly long-overdue. It’s our hope that this body will play a critical role in inspiring entrepreneurship and creating opportunities for women in the tourism sector,” said some of the women in tourism. According to the World Bank among some of the persistent challenges in the tourism sector include, a high degree on gender stereotyping...

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Zanu PF to create legacy for future generations

Zanu PF says it wants to create a legacy for the country’s future generations based on value addition of the resources the country is endowed with. Vice President Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga who was addressing party supporters at Mt Carmel High School in Headlands said Zanu PF wants to guarantee that the future generations have a legacy. Retired General Chiwenga said the ruling party has a number of developmental projects earmarked for Manicaland Province to improve the people’s livelihoods. “As Zanu PF we have lined up a number of developmental programmes for the province. Value addition of minerals,...

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Victory is certain for Zanu PF: VP Chiwenga

Vice President Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga says the increased popularity of Zanu PF shown by the large crowds attending the party’s rallies following the coming in of the new dispensation should result in a landslide victory for the ruling party. As the election date draws nearer, the attendance at Zanu PF rallies continues to surge with the revolutionary party upscaling its campaigns ahead of the 30 July national polls. Addressing thousands of supporters in Odzi, Vice President Chiwenga said victory is certain for Zanu PF if its supporters cast their votes during the country’s polls. He said more...

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WCOPA finalists return home

The Zimbabwe team that went to participate at the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) returned home with high expectations that they will bring more medals home at the next world championships. Some of the team players said the experience at the World Championships were dreams come true as they scooped a number of medals and were well equipped at the same time which will help them grow in the arts sector. Team coach and co-founder of the Zimbabwe Championships of Performing Arts Nyarayi Jessica Tandy highlighted that after their performance at the world championships there is need for...

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Communal farmers benefit from govt’s irrigation scheme

Work on the government programme to ensure every district in the country gets at least 200 hectares under irrigation is now underway with communities in Masvingo among those anticipating to benefit from this initiative. Agriculture remains the mainstay for most rural communities with families heavily reliant on earning a living from tilling the land or cattle rearing. Areas which experience low rainfall and periodic droughts like Masvingo, however, get affected in their farming activities. The government’s programme to ensure that every districts puts at least 200 hectares under irrigation will go a long way in ensuring good yields for...

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Cotton farmers in Mat North receive inputs

The government through the Cotton Company of Zimbabwe is targeting to provide cotton inputs enough for a hectare to 160 000 households in Matabeleland North Province through the Presidential Inputs Scheme as efforts are underway to improve the production of the white gold in the country. The production of cotton in Matabeleland North Province which began in 2016 through the Presidential Well Wishers Agricultural Programme is fast gaining momentum with one farmer in Tsholotsho Mr Biggy Nyoni targeting at least 60 bales of the white gold in the 2016-17 agricultural season. Officiating during a programme to launch the distribution...

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ZRP promotes officers countrywide 

More than 1 000 non commissioned police officers from the force ranks countrywide have been promoted as the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) seeks to win back public trust and confidence. Speaking on behalf of the ZRP Commissioner General Godwin Matanga during the promotion parade for 172 non commissioned officers in Harare at Morris Depot today, Officer Commanding Harare Province Senior Assistant Commissioner Elliot Mvere said the promotions took into account the need to ensure a 50-50 gender parity. “The initiatives are being made to ensure we do our work in a diligent manner for the benefit of the nation,”...

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Fully utilise business opportunities, Zimbabweans told

Zimbabweans have been urged to take full advantage of business opportunities that have been ushered in by the new dispensation and become masters of their own destiny. This came out at a Zanu PF campaign rally held today in Ushewokunze, Harare South constituency. Addressing scores of party supporters at Batai Munhu Grounds in Harare South, Retired  Major General Sibusiso Moyo has implored on all Zimbabweans to utilise the investment opportunities under President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s open door policy that has seen more investors flocking to Zimbabwe. Speaking on the sidelines of the campaign rally Zanu PF aspiring legislator for Harare...

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ZESA braces for looming rise in power requirements

The country’s power utility ZESA is bracing for a looming rise in electricity requirements by industry, a move that has seen the parastatal focusing on long term projects to sustain household and industrial supplies. It emerged at the energy symposium in the capital on Thursday (today), the rise in project approvals in key productive sectors is likely to result in an increase in power demand by large scale companies. The ability by the power utility to balance the act between power generation against limited resources was also under spotlight.  Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) Managing Director Engineer...

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