Day: July 22, 2018

Govt to regularise Norton stands: VP Chiwenga

Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga has assured all Norton residents duped by land barons that they will not be dispossessed of their stands but will have the unplanned settlements regularised as per the town’s master plan designed by the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing. He said this at a Zanu PF rally at Kingsdale, Norton, which is home to thousands of home seekers who are said to have paid large sums of money to land barons but failed to service the area, let alone offer security of tenure documents. Vice President Chiwenga told those...

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PSL results

Dynamos 0-1 Ngezi Platinum Triangle United 0-1 Highlanders Mutare City Rovers 0-1 Chicken Inn Herentals 1-0 ZPC Kariba

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Govt committed to empowerment of small miners: VP

The government has reiterated its commitment to assisting small scale miners with resources and technical skills to improve their operations so that they become seasoned miners with the capacity to fully exploit the country’s mineral wealth. Small scale mining operations in the country remain subdued due to technological challenges as the small scale miners lack the capacity to upgrade their activities to fully recover gold during the processing stages. It has been realised that in most instances, small scale miners are only able to access free gold which is located within 40 meters underground, beyond which only the use of technology will yield any gold from the ore due to the presence of heavy chemicals. Speaking during the commissioning of the Bubi gold service centre, Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga said the government is through the Zimbabwe Mining Development Company (ZCDC) courting investors to the sector.  “We are talking to investors so that they can invest in the small scale mining sector which is one sector with very high returns but we are doing this to capacitate our miners so that they grow,” he said. The Vice President also noted that currently the small scale miners are recovering only 43 percent of gold from ore milling services, a far cry from the 80 percent they are likely to get from the processing center as they are part of...

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Ignore Chamisa demo calls: VP Chiwenga

Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga has implored Zimbabweans to ignore threats by the MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa for demonstrations to try and push the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), to give in to their demands, saying the country must maintain peace and tranquility ahead of next week’s harmonised elections. Addressing Zanu PF party supporters in Bubi, Matabeleland North Province after the launch of a gold processing center, Vice President Chiwenga said it is a cowardly attempt to avoid defeat in the coming polls by those who are advocating for demonstrations with a view to force ZEC to yield to...

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NPF dismisses rigging claims

National Patriotic Front (NPF) Insiza South national assembly candidate, Johnson Langa has dismissed allegations of vote rigging in the July 30 polls, saying the election will reflect the true wishes of the people. Langa was speaking on the sidelines of a campaign rally held at Mahole business centre in Insiza district this Saturday. The rally that was supposed to be addressed by the NPF interim leader, Retired Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri was a characterised by a low turnout, with party supporters and leaders attributing this to intimidation. “The party has support in this area but the problem is that people are being threatened. They are being told that if they are seen here, they will not get farming inputs. This is not fair,” one NPF member. Langa however said the party will continue embarking on door to door campaigns to garner support for the party. The aspiring legislator went on to rubbish vote rigging claims being peddled by some opposition parties, saying the elections will be credible. “There is no way that the election is going to be rigged. We are going to have our election agents throughout the voting process. The ballot will be counted at the polling stations, so I don’t believe that elections can be rigged,” he said. Other party leaders said the creation of jobs is the party’s number one priority, hence the need for...

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Weir for Gungwe community

Zanu PF Gwanda South candidate for the National Assembly, Abednico Ncube says the water challenges facing the community of Gungwe will soon be addressed, amid plans to construct a weir using the constituency development fund (CDF). The community of ward 12 in Gwanda South heavily depended on Gungwe Dam for water before is was swept away by heavy rains early last year. Villagers said while there are a few boreholes to provide portable water for the community, it is critical for the dam to be rehabilitated so that livestock can have a reliable source of water as most people in the area rely on cattle rearing for their livelihood. “We really have a serious problem with water especially for our livestock. We are appealing to the relevant authorities to assist us in repairing our dam before the onset of rains so that we do not continue to experience the problem next year. Cattle breeding is our source of livelihood so we do not want to lose our livestock,” one villager said. In response to the outcry, Ncube, who is also the Minister of State for Matabeleland South Province, said ward 12 has been allocated $6200 from the CDF to kick-start the construction of a weir. “I am very much aware of this problem in ward 12, so through the constituency development fund, a weir will be constructed soon while...

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Kwekwe Central candidate promises mining college

Kadoma Central independent candidate, Zivanai Mavesere said part of his vision is to see a mining college established in the town which he said has a concentration of gold mining activities. In addition, Mavesere said he intends to address the water shortage problems in Kadoma by engaging the city council to seek stakeholder involvement in solving some of its challenges. Mavewere also pledged to work towards revamping recreational and sport infrastructure. Zimbabweans go to polls on the 30th of...

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Manicaland hosts corporate social responsibility awards

Manicaland Province in partnership with the Corporate Social Responsibility Network of Zimbabwe has hosted the inaugural Manicaland corporate social responsibility awards to honour outstanding companies and individuals that have supported communities they operate in. According to Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman, Bill Ford, creating a strong business and building a better world are not conflicting goals are essential ingredients for long-term success while globally, it is agreed that great companies and philanthropists positively impact on the lives of the people or societies in which they operate from. Guest of honour at the awards ceremony, the Minister of State for Manicaland Province, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, who was represented by the Director in her office, Mr Kennedy Mugarisanwa commended the winning companies and individuals for making positive impact in the society while encouraging others to also invest in corporate social responsibility initiatives as goodness is the only investment that never fails. Corporate Social Responsibility Network Zimbabwe Executive Director, Willard Razawo encouraged companies to foster meaningful change in societies, stating that there is need to go a gear up in implementing corporate social responsibility programmes to corporate social investment as the latter genuinely empower communities and resonates well with the new dispensation’s vision 2030. “We encourage other companies and corporates to start investing in the communities where they draw their labour and customers,” he said. The winners that include the Zimbabwe Consolidated...

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Zim, China relations hailed

The Political Councillor at the Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe, Mr Zhao Baogang has commended the cordial relations that exist between Zimbabwe and China.  Officiating at the handover of a classroom block at China Tobacco Ma bo Hope primary school in Beatrice, Mr Boagang said the donation is one of the many that have been done at the school and is a clear testament of the good relations that exist between the two countries. The headmistress of the school, Mrs Euphemia Machiridza expressed gratitude to the Chinese Embassy for the donation, saying before the intervention, pupils used to study in a disused fowl run and under trees. Zimbabwe and China enjoy long standing cordial relations dating back to the days of the liberation...

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Mutsvangwa hails cultural diversity

Zimbabwe embraces multi-cultural practices from different ethnic groups and this is achieved by the love of a united Africa This came out during the Nyau Dance Festival held in Norton and was organised by the Zanu PF aspiring legislator for the area, Chris Mutsvangwa. It was a day to remember for most Norton residents as more than 13 Nyau dance groups took to the stage. Mutsvangwa told the gathering that to achieve a united Africa front, there is need to vote for Zanu PF come the 30th of this month The event was attended by Nyau dance lovers and Zanu PF party supporters from the...

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