Day: September 4, 2018

TN in $10m investment in Vic Falls

A local firm is set to invest $10 million into the real estate sector in Victoria Falls, taking advantage of the continued boom in the hospitality industry and the current property rush in the resort town. The indigenous firm has commenced the development of the high-end apartments in the resort town in response to the government’s plea for more investments towards the construction of hotels in order to avert room deficit in the country’s premier tourist destination. The investment project will see the construction of five apartments with three floors each and is set to be completed within 24 months. TN Holdings founder, Mr Tawanda Nyambirai said the group is excited about the positive business prospects for the resort destination and is keen to provide high quality accommodation for both international and domestic tourists. “In the past, the environment was not conducive for us to embark on an investment of such magnitude. The environment has improved especially in the tourism sector where we see an influx of tourists,” he said. Mr Nyambirai also said they are confident of the continued rebound in the tourism sector to be spurred by increased investments, surge in arrivals, on-going re-engagement efforts and improved business environment. Since November 2017, Victoria Falls has witnessed renewed interests by investors to invest in various tourism and hospitality projects. Among some of the projects is the $1.2 billion...

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Mbire transformation attracts huge interest

The proposed transformation of Kanyemba from a marginalised area to an economic hub has generated huge interest among the society in Mbire district. Government agencies, Mbire Rural District Council and the people of Kanyemba have embraced the multi-million dollar development proposals slated for Kanyemba. The government plans to construct a tarred road stretching 145 kilometres from Mahuwe to Kanyemba, a pontoon on the Zambezi River to improve trade, electrify the area and set up a 2000 hectare irrigation project for citrus or sugar cane. The developments are expected to spur economic development in the area. “There are two benefits on part of our community where resuscitation of Dandito cones as a good gesture from the government. Obviously we will realise employment as well as widen the fires base,” said Mr Claudius Majaya, the Mbire RDC CEO. For the people of Mbire, employment creation will be the major benefit. “The news has come at the right time, people in this area will be able to earn a better living,” said Christmas Kachasu, Ward 11 councilor. “From what the Vice President has said, they are not only developing the area but doing it holistically from energy, education, agriculture, transport and infrastructure, so we are excited,” said Cde Douglas Karoro, who is the newly elected legislator for Mbire. Government agencies are all ready to partake in the sustainable development of the area....

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Vic Falls oppose imposition of mayor

Victoria Falls residents have spoken against the imposition of candidates in the upcoming mayoral elections after it emerged that all the elected 11 councillors were summoned to a caucus meeting in Hwange meant to dictate who they should vote for. The residents said the imposition of mayoral candidates citing that it go against democratic values. The chairperson for the Combined Victoria Residents Association, Mr Morgan Dube noted that it is disappointing that the 11 elected councillors were made to attend a meeting in Hwange to be lectured on the selection of the mayor. “Councillors are policy makers who hold...

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Govt lays out grand plan for drought

The government has put in place drought mitigation measures which will see all farmers growing small grains under command agriculture so as deal with the anticipated El Nino weather conditions which may affect crop production during the 2018/2019 agriculture season. The Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement, Retired Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri said in view of the predicted El Nino phenomenon forecasted by weather experts, the government has instituted a deliberate national programme which calls for all A2 and A1 farmers to grow small grains to mitigate against the impact of the anticipated drought. “Our meteorological sensors...

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Sanganai to cash in on public holiday

The Bulawayo community will this year be a part of the Sanganai/Hlanganani World Travel and Tourism Expo as the 8th of this month has been designated a public day. Unlike last year where the local community was never officially invited to be a part of the tourism expo, this time around the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has announced that the 8th of September will be a public day where the community of Bulawayo and the region will be allowed to come into the ZITF grounds the venue for this year’s expo. In an interview with the ZBC News,  the Executive Director National Conventions Bureau, Mrs Tesa Chikaponya said expectations are that the Bulawayo community will come in their numbers on the public day to sample the country’s hospitality and interact with international buyers and other players in the industry. 325 companies are participating, 77 of which are foreign participants, with South Africa having the largest contingent with 25 exhibitors. “Sanganai is for the people and we want the Bulawayo community to come in their numbers so that they sample the country’s hospitality as you know that without people there is no tourism. They must also taste the local dishes and be inspired to be a part of domestic tourism,” she said. Exhibitors who were sprucing up their stands said they are happy to be a part of this year’s...

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Women miners push for protection of claims

Women in the small scale and artisanal mining industry have revived the push for the protection of their ownership of mining claims, as well as for treasury to open finances to secure their participation in the mining industry. One of the key components of the mining sector, the small scale and artisanal mining industry, is constituted by a huge female workforce that is playing a significant role in contribution to the overall gold production in the country. However, despite the female miners being an important cornerstone to the mining sector, their challenges remain underreported and not recognised. Speaking during a Women in Mining National Conference in Harare today,  Zimbabwe  Women in Mining and Mines Development Trust Chairperson, Ms Blessing Hungwe said their challenges include inaccessibility of capital to fund their operations, inadequate machinery and technology, use of hazardous substances such as mercury and more recently threats of dispossession of their mining  claims. In response, the Permanent Secretary of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development, Mrs Sibusisiwe Zembe said the government is cognisant of the important role of bridging the gender related challenges in the mining industry and has come up with  stop gap initiatives to address some of the outlined challenges. Gold production statistics as of last week stood at an impressive 25 tonnes, 3 tonnes short of the targeted output for this year.  Fidelity Printers and Refineries Initial...

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Gweru transfers TB patients to Mvuma

The City of Gweru has set aside the Isolation Infectious Disease Hospital in Ascot for typhoid patients only as efforts to contain the outbreak intensify. All TB patients who had been admitted at the hospital have been moved to Driefontein Mission Hospital in Mvuma. This follows a recommendation from the Ministry of Health and Child Care to the City of Gweru to transfer all TB patients to Driefontein Mission in Mvuma as a way of reducing pressure on the Isolation Infectious Disease Hospital which has been spared for typhoid cases only. Midlands Provincial Epidemiology and Disease Control Officer, Dr Mary Muchekeza said they have set aside isolation hospital as part of their responsive strategies to contain typhoid in the city and that TB and typhoid patients cannot be sheltered in one place because the diseases are infectious. Dr Muchekeza said they have started recording a decline in the number of suspected typhoid cases since initiating their response strategy. 10 people have died of typhoid in Gweru while more than one thousand cases have been...

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Follow legal route in retrenching, Metallon urged

Metallon Corporation has been urged to follow the requisite procedures in retrenching workers at its Mazowe gold fields. Concern has been raised that the Labour Act was not followed by the mining concern in retrenching workers. Speaking at an interface between Mazowe Mine management and 300 of the 500 retrenched employees at Jumbo Mine Stadium, Mazowe South legislator Advocate Fortune Chasi said management should follow the proper legal channel in downsizing its workforce. “The law doesn’t allow for retrenchments without proper notice. When you retrench there are procedures under our labour law that you follow. You sit in the...

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FOCAC ends, two outcome documents adopted

The two day Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit (FOCAC) has ended with the heads of state adopting two outcome documents, the Beijing Declaration which is focusing on building an even stronger community with a shared future between China and Africa and a three year FOCAC–Beijing Action Plan (2019-2021) which is going to be the roadmap for China-Africa cooperation in the new era. The second day of the FOCAC summit commenced with a roundtable meeting where heads of state from Africa including President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed China-Africa relations as well as international and regional issues...

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Monster typhoon hits Japan

Reports say Japan has been hit by one of the strongest typhoons in 25 years, with officials warning more than a million people to evacuate their homes. Typhoon Jebi made landfall in western areas, bringing heavy rain and reports of winds up to 172km/h (107 mph). In Osaka Bay it swept a tanker into a bridge and in Kyoto parts of the train station roof came down. There are no reports of casualties and the storm is expected to weaken as it continues to move across the country. The storm made landfall on Shikoku Island around noon on Tuesday...

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