Day: September 12, 2018

Public gatherings, food vending in Hre banned

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has banned public gatherings in Harare and food vending in the capital city’s central business district, Glenview and Budiriro suburbs in light of the Cholera outbreak in Harare, which has since been declared a state of emergency. In a statement, ZRP Spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba appealed to members of the public to take heed of the warning and cooperate as this will assist in alleviating the spread of the disease that has already killed 21 people and affected thousands. In another statement to zbc news, ZRP Spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, said...

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Byo industry revival a priority: Govt

The government says the revival of Bulawayo industries is a top priority, as the second republic moves in to develop the nation going forward. The Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce, Cde Raj Modi said the second republic’s thrust is to restore the legacy of Bulawayo as an industrial hub of the country. Cde Modi said there is need to create investor friendly economic policies to fulfill President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s mantra that Zimbabwe is open for business. “I want to see Bulawayo getting back to its former glory, to how it was in the early 1980s. That is my...

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Metallon Gold allays closing fears

The country’s largest gold mining firm, Metallon Group has ruled out closing operations in Zimbabwe, saying it is in talks with the government to facilitate viable and sustainable business projects. The revelations come in the wake of the latest labour or worker rationalisation at one of its largest subsidiary, Mazowe Mine in light of re-engineering operations through installation of new machinery or working capital. The company’s majority shareholder and Chairman, Mr Mzii Khumalo said after a series of meetings with government officials on Wednesday, the company, which has the largest gold reserves of more than 8 million ounces, is...

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SAZ hosts business conference

The Standard Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) is hosting the 5th edition of the Business Leaders Conference in Victoria Falls with calls for the industry to prioritise standards as the country pursues its vision of becoming a middle income economy by 2030. In her address, SAZ Director General, Dr Eve Gadzikwa noted that standards are critical in the realisation of the middle income economy status. “Zimbabwe is targeting to increase foreign direct investments (FDIs) and to build a competitive private sector, so it should harness standards so as to make its products attractive on the international market,” she said. “Zimbabwe’s vision to become a middle-income economy by 2030 is achievable if the nation adopts a shared future, invests in productive sectors and implements policies that encourage investments,” Dr Gadzikwa added. Institute of Chartered Accountants Zimbabwe (ICAZ) President, Mr Tapiwa Chizana urged the business leaders attending the conference to embrace transformational leadership and embrace standards in order to attract more FDIs into the domestic economy. “Adherence to standards is a must if the country is to increase foreign direct investment inflows. As leaders, our role therefore is to lead in a manner that promotes competiveness and business growth,” he said. The 5th edition of the Business Leaders Conference running under the theme: ‘Standards Create Shared Future for Sustainable Socio-Economic Development,’ will see delegates deliberating on the role of standards in facilitating...

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Anglican Archbishop Gandiya retires

Retiring Archbishop of the Diocese of Harare of the Anglican Church of Central Africa, Archbishop Chad Gandiya, who will be retiring this year, says he is happy that he has served the church faithfully after having been at the helm for nine years. The ZBC News caught up with Archbishop Gandiya at the church’s annual gathering at Benard Mizeki in Marondera where he spoke on a number of issues including how he wants to be remembered. He also touched on his relationship with leader of the Anglican Church Province of Zimbabwe, Archbishop Nobert Kunonga, whom he had a six...

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Produce quality TV content, Zim urged

Players in the Zimbabwe film and television industry have been implored to take advantage of the country’s rich cultural heritage and produce quality content that will necessitate the transformation of the of the local industry. The call was made by Professor Huang Zhongjun on the sidelines of the China-Zimbabwe press seminar in Jinhua, China. Professor Huang said television has become a multibillion dollar industry and Zimbabwe taking a cue from China can stimulate high-tech programme production through its diverse cultural heritage. “In order to build a vibrant television industry, content producers should come up with products that appeal to...

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Let’s unite against cholera: First Lady

The First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa and two cabinet ministers have visited cholera patients at Beatrice Infectious Hospital in Harare following an outbreak that has so far claimed 21 lives. The cholera outbreak in Harare and other parts of the country is a setback to the country’s economic development plan. Amai Mnangagwa, who is the ambassador of healthy, was accompanied by the Minister of Health and Child Care Dr Obediah Moyo, the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Professor Paul Mavhima, Health Permanent Secretary Dr Gerald Gwinji and several officials from the health ministry when he visited the hospital....

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Poor sanitation blamed for Harare cholera

Lack of clean water and sanitation systems have been cited as key drivers of cholera in Zimbabwe.                        A public health specialist, Dr Prosper Chonzi said cholera in Zimbabwe is largely caused by sanitation and sewer reticulation systems.                          An emergency physician, Dr Vivek Solanki weighed in saying the causes of the disease in Zimbabwe are also a human nature arising from contaminated food. Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) past President, Dr Shingi Bopoto said cholera is an ancient disease which exposes the limited adaptation to modern water systems in Zimbabwe. With the government having already established a ministerial taskforce for Cholera,...

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Finance Minister embarks on “listening roadshow”

The new Minister of Finance and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube has embarked on a listening and consulting roadshow with stakeholders, starting with a private meeting with captains of industry. Today, he met with 50 chief executive officers of the leading businesses in Zimbabwe to consult and listen to the challenges they are facing operating in Zimbabwe. Issues raised by Zimbabwe’s leading CEOs who met today with Professor Ncube include prohibitive cost of finance, shortage of foreign currency, high import duties, uncompetitive business environment and bureaucracy. The Minister of Finance and Economic Development and the captains of industry discussed...

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Boy (9) drowns in Inyathi

A 9-year old boy from Inyathi drowned after slipping into a gully at Poland dam in Maqaqeni this Sunday, an incident which has traumatised residents of the area. According to a police report, Sanele Mkhwananzi slipped into the gully around 12 noon. He had left to go fishing with three age mates who then ran to seek help which came 4 hours after the incident, only to retrieve his dead body. In an interview with ZBC News, the Headman of Maqaqeni, Mr Reuben Ngwenya said the gullies are very dangerous for both children and adults alike and something should...

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