Day: August 11, 2018

Hwange Agricultural Show held

The 2018 (HAS) which drew over 50 exhibitors ended with calls for the economic actors in Matabeleland North Province to be fully prepared for the proposed devolution of power by doubling their efforts in enhancing production across all sectors including agriculture. Running under the theme, “Leveraging the New Economic Order,” the platform saw strong calls for the various economic stakeholders in the province to contribute to the realisation of the export led economic transformation. Guest of honour at the official opening ceremony Mrs Siphathisiwe Nkomo challenged the agricultural stakeholders to work towards boosting production in order to produce more...

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National Youth, Paralympic Games fundraising dinner held

A fundraising dinner for the newly merged 2018 National Youth and Paralympic Games was held in the capital on Friday (yesterday) evening. The games will assume a different format with the Youth Games merged with the participation of Paralympians. A fundraising dinner held in the capital yesterday attracted guests from the corporate world, NGO sector, government and the sports fraternity in attendance. Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Minister Kazembe Kazembe outlined the importance of identifying talent at a young age as he explained the factors which led to the merging of the Youth Games with the Paralympics. In a speech read by Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Prisca Mupfumira, on behalf of guest of honour, the First Lady Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa, there was emphasis on the need for the corporate world to lend a helping hand so as to ensure the 2018 National Youth and Paralympic Games are successfully staged. The National Youth Games were first held back in 2003, with the aim of providing a platform to develop and nurture budding talent with the view of ensuring the country produces top athletes that excel at regional, continental and international...

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All set for Heroes, Defence Forces Day commemorations

Preparations to mark this year’s edition of the Heroes and Defence Forces Day commemorations in Harare are now at an advanced stage. Speaking to the ZBC News this Friday (yesterday), Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan Province, Cde Mirriam Chikukwa said all is in place to mark this year’s edition of Heroes and Defence Forces’ Day celebrations. “We meet again at this moment where we celebrate the lives of fallen heroes and heroines. We are all going to gather at the National Shrine on Monday the 13th and on Tuesday the 14th we are going to the National Sports...

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Govt hailed for upgrading border clearance systems

The government has been commended for upgrading clearance systems at border posts across the country a move that is already benefiting local and regional traders. The upgrading of clearance systems at border posts which started in June has eased long processes of trading documentation, according to the Zimbabwe Network of Customs Experts report.  The chairman of the Zimbabwe Network of Customs Experts, Mr Elisha Tshuma said as opposed to  technical challenges that were costing the state millions in potential revenue with business also losing viable opportunities, the upgrading of clearance systems has so far increased the volume of business...

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Govt to establish industrial parks

The government is working on a framework to establish industrial parks in all local authorities as part of the economic revival initiatives anchored on science and technology. Government’s development agenda has moved a gear up as plans are underway to revolutionise the manufacturing sector through the setting up of industrial hubs across the country. Addressing delegates during the graduation ceremony for Bulawayo Polytechnic, the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Professor Amon Murwira said the project to be funded locally is now work in progress. “We are expecting to establish industrial parks in all local...

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Utilise govt’s agric programmes, farmers told

Communal farmers have been called upon to take advantage of government’s agriculture programmes in order to maximise their yields. The call was made by Masvingo Provincial Administrator Mr Fungai Mbetsa when he officially launched the 2018 Free Cotton Inputs Scheme in Rutenga. “This is your time as farmers to work hard, maximise production considering the support you are getting from the government. The aim of all these agriculture programmes is to ensure food security and self sustenance,” he said. The Cotton Company of Zimbabwe (Cottco) said they will continue supporting cotton farmers through the free inputs scheme and have...

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Farmers challenged to embrace govt policies

Farmers have been challenged to take advantage of the friendly business environment to work in sync with government so as to meet community needs. This was said by Mr Tamson Mthombeni when he revealed the recipe for success of Christine farm in Zvishavane. Despite being located in region 4, Christine farm also known as Pote farm is a case of a thriving business as it can meet the demands of both the local community as well as customers from as far as Bulawayo and Masvingo. Pressed to reveal the success story of the farm which has a diversified section,...

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Heroes, Defence Forces Day commemorations still on: Rugeje

Zanu PF National Political Commissar Retired Lieutenant General Engelbert Rugeje said the Heroes Day and Defence Day commemorations will proceed across the country as scheduled   despite a poll petition filed by the opposition against the outcome of the 2018 harmonised elections. Retired Lieutenant General Rugeje said on Saturday Zimbabweans should celebrate the Heroes and Defence Day holidays next week as nothing has changed in terms of national holidays of the country. “The Heroes and Defence Forces holidays are still on and we urge all the people to recognise them,” he said. The party is also praising Zimbabweans for maintaining...

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VP Chiwenga scoffs at US

Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga has scoffed at the United States of America for renewing illegal sanctions saying it is unfortunate that the US took such a decision at a time the Zimbabwe is open for business mantra has been embraced by the regional and international community. In an exclusive interview with the ZBC News in Moscow, Russia Vice President Chiwenga, said while it is America’s democratic right to do so, the new dispensation will soldier on and embrace other friendly progressive nations who are willing to come on board to rebuild Zimbabwe to its status as the...

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