Day: September 8, 2018

Manicaland records increase in non-communicable diseases

The number of new diabetes and hypertension cases continues to increase in Manicaland, a situation that requires more support to attend to the non-communicable diseases that are accounting for 31 percent of deaths in the country. According to World Health Organisation (WHO) global status report, diabetes and hypertension are among the leading causes of deaths globally and were responsible for 38 million deaths in 2012. Zimbabwe is also being affected by the non-communicable diseases that according to the WHO account for 31 percent of total deaths in the country with provinces that include Manicaland recording a sharp increase in...

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Govt to refurbish Kazungula border post

The Vice President of Zimbabwe Retired General Constantino Chiwenga outlined the plans by the government to refurbish the Kazungula border to recover the losses caused by its state. At the Sanganai/Hlanganani Tourism Expo which he termed as a mirrored growth of the tourism sector, the Vice President said the Kazungula border traffic delays have caused a lot of shortfalls to the tourism and business sector. “It is high time we restore the lost market which has been caused by the delays in traffic at the Kazungula border post,” he said. He said with the $15 million established by the...

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Remain united,  Mat South war veterans urged

Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans Association Secretary General Cde Victor Matemadanda has urged former freedom fighters in Matabeleland South Province to rally behind the new government which seeks to usher the country to economic prosperity. The war veterans’ national leadership met Matabeleland South Province former freedom fighters in Gwanda yesterday to thank them for working hard to ensure that Zanu PF wins the July 30 polls despite being poorly resources. Cde Matemadanda said while there were important lessons drawn from the elections, focus should now on be on rebuilding the economy so that the standard of living of the people...

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Sempai Mashaya nominated for top award

World Kobudo champion Sempai Wilfred Mashaya who is currently in Montenegro where he is representing the country after being nominated for the Gold International Master of the year award at a ceremony set for tomorrow. Sempai Mashaya, a police officer by profession and the only black African representative in Montenegro is also representing the continent at...

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Local govt investment forum on the cards

The Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe is set to host the third Local Government Investment Conference (LOGIC) in Bulawayo next month under the theme, “Local Authorities: Ready for Investment”. The indaba is aimed at creating a marketing platform for urban authorities as investment destinations and to showcase opportunities and service delivery innovations. The investment conference is coming at a time when the government has embraced the Zimbabwe is open for business mantra and local authorities are readying themselves to accommodate the anticipated huge numbers of investors who will be flocking into the country. The chairman of the LOGIC organising...

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