Day: January 11, 2018

Party elections will be held from cell level: Zanu PF

The 315th Politburo meeting and the second to be chaired by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in his new capacity also resolved party elections will be held from the cell to provincial level. The pronouncement was made by the new Political Commissar of Zanu PF Rtd Lieutenant General Engelbert Rugeje. Rtd Lieutenant General Rugeje has made it clear that all the organs of the party should be alive and vibrant and actively participate in the voter registration and subsequent polling process to ensure that Zanu PF wins resoundingly in the forthcoming harmonised elections. He has made it clear that leaders should...

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NRZ resuscitation to stimulate real economic growth

The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has taken heed the initiative of the new government for parastatals to recapitalise through public private partnerships as it has partnered Beitbridge Bulawayo Railway (BBR) and Zimasco Mozambique to enhance its operations. The resuscitation of NRZ will come as good news to the manufacturing industry as well as exporters as they will enjoy comparative advantages derived from low production costs through transportation of raw materials and finished products using railway transport. As has been the case with developed economies the recapitalisation and retooling of NRZ infrastructure will be the bedrock on which the...

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Kuwadzana residents fear typhoid outbreaks

Fears of typhoid outbreak is looming in Kuwadzana Extension after burst sewer pipes have gone for more than two weeks unattended by the local authority posing a health hazard to the residents’. A sorry state of affairs was witnessed by the zbc news crew when it visited the area and the angry citizens have expressed great disappointment with the failure by the city fathers to rectify the life threatening situation. The residents noted the lack of urgency being displayed by council even when they have contributed money to ferry manpower from Kuwadzana council offices paints a disappointing work ethic....

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Govt steps up efforts to control fall armyworm

Government is strengthening surveillance, awareness, management and control systems in the fight against fall armyworm with a raft of measures being undertaken to reduce the impact of the pest on agriculture productivity. A plant health awareness fall armyworm management demonstration field day was held at Mutema Irrigation Scheme in Chipinge. In his address, the Minister for Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement (Rtd) Air Chief Marshall Perrence Shiri who was represented by Manicaland Minister of State Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said surveillance and operationalisation of early warning systems for crop pests is critical in curbing the spread of the deadly fall...

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Byo farmer thrives on intensive market gardening

A farmer in Emganwini in Bulawayo has surpassed the expectations of many through her intensive market gardening project in the area, supplying a huge market with fresh produce. Mrs Rosemary Moyo who owns a one and a half  hectare piece of land that she transformed to a horticulture venture, producing high value crops such as maize, green pepper and tomatoes. The farmer said since the start of the project she has gained a large stake of market confirmation that urban agric can be a factor in the national economy. To ensure that the project is sustainable, Mrs Moyo drilled...

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Madinda Ndlovu takes over at Highlanders

Highlanders legend and former Warriors gaffer Madinda Khathazile Ndlovu has bounced back as the technical manager for the Bulawayo giants. A man credited with laying the foundation for many successful years at the Bulawayo giants will be in-charge of the entire Highlanders technical set up that will also see former Bulawayo City head coach, Mandla Lulu Mpofu being his assistant in the senior team. Melusi Sibanda takes the second assistant coach’s slot as well as being the developmental side’s head coach with the goalkeepers’ coach still to be finalised while Vezigama Dlodlo retains his position as senior team’s welfare...

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Matobo processing centre bearing fruit

The community of Tshelanyemba in Matobo district has started benefiting from the establishment of a state of the art processing centre where farmers are adding value to their agricultural produce. The processing centre which is the brainchild of community members was initiated in 2010 by over 700 villagers from different wards following the realisation that their agricultural produce was going to waste owing to challenges in accessing markets. Although some villagers eventually dumped the project along the way the commitment of 57 other members saw Dabane Trust and its partners injecting financial resources to complete construction as well as...

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Epworth to regularise illegal settlements

The illegal allocation of residential stands in Harare’s Epworth suburb will soon be a thing of the past as the Epworth Local Board is set to regularise all settlements this month. For a long time the Epworth illegal settlements have been a threat to public health as residents were in the habit of erecting structures without council planning permission. Epworth residents however blame land barons who distributed land illegally. In its endeavour to bring order to the sprawling settlement, the Epworth Local Board said plans are on course to ensure sanity prevails in the suburb. Area legislator Cde Zalerah...

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Losses hit ZSE trading

Losses characterised trading on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange as investors were cautious on some listed counters. The all share index shed 0.38 percent to end at 96.57 points while the industrial index lost 0.26 percent to 322.49 points with the mining’s also losing ground by 5.33 percent to 134.81 points. On the gainers, Old Mutual was 0.20 percent up to 481.76 cents, Axia was 0.06 percent up to end at 0.18 cents, Delta share price rose by 0.01 percent to end at 155.51 cents. On the losers, DZL shed 17.91 percent to 11.00 cents, Simbisa was 4.86 percent higher...

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Govt intensifies command water harvesting prog

Government has intensified the command water harvesting programme by roping in provincial ministers of state to monitor measures being implemented to step up water conservation and utilising runaway water sustainably. The initiative is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate.  Addressing Ministers of State for Provincial Affairs, Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said 60 tonnes of cement have been availed in each province to build and rehabilitate water conservation infrastructure.    The command water harvesting programme was announced early this year following realisation of the large quantities of water are lost due...

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