Day: September 7, 2018

ED officially opens 17th Africa Scout Conference

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially opened the 17th Africa Scout Conference currently underway in Harare. The 17th Africa Scout Conference attracted scout leaders from 32 countries out of the 40 Africa member states and several other international scout leaders. Leaders from the International Scout Committee spoke with one voice on the need to promote Scout Movement which plays a crucial role in shaping the young generation to become principled future leaders. President Mnangagwa represented by the outgoing Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Kazembe Kazembe said the Scout Movement is a special vehicle which demands governments, churches, society...

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Govt committed to improving tourism sector operations

The open skies policy and continued investment in hotels and lodges make part of the government’s broader strategy to promote the tourism sector which is a big factor in the national economy as a foreign currency earner. Officially opening the 11th edition of the Sanganai/Hlanganani World Travel and Tourism Expo in Bulawayo, Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga said apart from injecting $15 million for the Tourism Investment Fund, government has agreed to allow other international flights into the country to ensure that the destination is accessible. He said a raft of measures being put in place including investments in...

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UPDATED: ED names 20-member cabinet

The Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda, flanked by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga and Vice President Kembo Mohadi, has announced the new cabinet at State House this afternoon. The 20 cabinet Ministers are as follows: Finance and Economic Development – Hon. Professor Mthuli Ncube 2.  Defence and War Veterans – Hon. Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri 3. Local Government, Public Works and National Housing – Hon. July Moyo 4. Foreign Affairs and International Trade- Hon. Sibusiso B. Moyo 5. Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare – Hon. Sekesai Nzenza 6. Industry and Commerce...

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Father Zimbabwe a top liberator: Chiwenga

Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga has described the late Vice President Dr Joshua Nkomo as a top liberator and a peacemaker whose ways must be honoured and emulated if the country is to be successful. In giving his keynote address during a dinner organised to celebrate the formation of the Joshua Nkomo Legacy Foundation which coincided with the unveiling of the Joshua Nkomo Tourism Heritage Trail on the sidelines of the ongoing Sanganai/Hlanganani Tourism Expo, Vice President Chiwenga, spoke of the need to maintain peace in the country while noting that the example of the late Father Zimbabwe was...

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Highlanders ready for Dynamos  

Bulawayo giants Highlanders say they are ready for the big match against bitter rivals Dynamos, slated for this Sunday at Barbourfields stadium.  Zimbabwean premiership football matches do not come any bigger than this epic battle. Despite the fact that both sides are nowhere near contending for the championship does not take away the spark from the encounter. Highlanders who are on a re-identification of the team’s culture have managed to bring back the crowds to their matches although the results on the field of play have been inconsistent. From their last five matches, Tshilamoya has only managed two victories,...

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Church service held for Ambassador Stevenson

Relatives, friends and colleagues of the late Zimbabwean ambassador to Senegal, Mrs Trudy Stevenson attended a church service for the late patriot and servant of her country at the Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church in Mt Pleasant in Harare this morning. Foreign Affairs officials who included Ambassador Jonathan Wutawunashe, Chitsaka Chipaziwa, Ambassador Mary Mubi, the Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa and the late Mrs Stevenson’s children and grandchildren, were in attendance.  Ambassador Stevenson died peacefully in her apartment in Dakar Senegal on the 24th of last month. She was posted to Senegal at the...

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Cholera claims 5 in Glen View

Five people have died in a suspected case of cholera in Glen View while 35 are admitted at Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital in the capital. The 35 admitted are from Glen View 3, Area 8 and Budiriro. Cholera is triggered by poor water supply, poor hygiene and poor waste disposal. The City of Harare has responded by activating its rapid response teams comprising case management health promotion and epidemiology surveillance water and sanitation and hygiene. Harare water is battling to clear blockages and ensuring water supplies are available in affected areas. The City Health Department is setting up...

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