Day: February 4, 2018

Zanu PF leaders implored to work hard

Zanu PF Politburo member Retired Air Chief Marshall Perrance Shiri says the formation of new political parties ahead of harmonised elections must encourage the political leadership to work hard for a resounding victory. Party members in Mashonaland Central Province have been urged to work extra hard as a way of shutting out any opposition political party in the forthcoming harmonised elections. Retired Air Chief Marshall Shiri said this at a Provincial Coordinating Committee meeting. Another Politburo member, Cde Munyaradzi Machacha, who is the principal of the Chitepo Ideological College, said election mobilisation teams must be in place from the...

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Pres Mnangagwa to tour Mash Central

President Emmerson Mnangagwa will tour key infrastructure and agricultural projects in Mashonaland Central Province this Wednesday as the nation seeks to show the world a model rural set up which is self sufficient. The impending visit to Mashonaland Central Province to two key projects on different districts was announced during a Provincial Coordinating Committee held in Bindura. The President is expected to visit a model A1 set up in Guruve which government thinks should be adopted across the country for the benefit of citizens. Zanu PF provincial chairman, Cde Kazembe Kazembe, said people must turn out in their numbers...

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Calls for empowerment of women, youths

Urban women and youths need to be empowered if they are to participate fully and meaningfully in the country’s economic activities and improve their quality of life. More than 200 women and youths gathered at the Moth Hall in Braeside to receive skills as part of efforts to reduce poverty levels in urban areas. They were given training and skills in candle making, poultry and rabbit rearing, soap and detergent making among many others. A local woman, Loice Magweba said she is committed to empowering women with different projects as part of efforts to reduce poverty levels and to improve women’s lives through projects and skills training. Some of the women and youths who are beneficiaries of the empowerment projects and skills were excited after receiving training and skills which they said will uplift women and youths as well as urban communities at large. Magweba said she hoped to see other women and non-governmental organisations join hands in the fight against urban poverty and lead from the front in women and youths empowerment initiatives and projects such as poultry, sewing, baking, rabbit rearing, candle and household detergents making among others. Magweba also donated to the elderly from the Salvation Army Old People’s home in Braeside and other less fortunate members of the society goodies such as mealie-meal, cooking oil, salt and...

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Policy on good corporate governance on the cards

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Kazembe Kazembe says his ministry will endeavour to create a conducive environment that will enable corporates to partner and sponsor sport. Kazembe said the corporate governance policy will ensure only qualified sports administrators and those meeting set standards and requirements run for public office to run sport. He was speaking during a dinner gala held in honour of the retiring football administrator and former Black Rhinos chairman Retired Lieutenant General Engelbert Rugeje in the capital yesterday night. The retiring football administrator bemoaned the lack of a clear junior development policy in the...

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Dairy management course launched at Kaguvi Training Centre

In line with government’s thrust and focus of developing an entrepreneurial culture amongst the youth and women, a dairy management course was launched at Kaguvi Training Centre in Gweru by the Minister of Women and Youth Affairs Cde Sithembiso Nyoni. “Vocational training centres are very important batwana besikolo because they groom you to be yourself to create employment, to get a skill so that you don’t depend on anybody else. I hope they also groom you to start your own business rather than from here you go and look for a job,” she said. Cde Nyoni commended the dairy...

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Zim targets to unlock value from tourism sector

Zimbabwe is targeting to unlock value from the tourism sector with the adoption of a comprehensive national tourism sector strategy. Consultations towards the formulation of the strategy begins this week with expectations that the framework will help guide the future growth of the tourism industry. From the 8th to the 15th of this month, the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry will be conducting workshops aimed at soliciting stakeholders’ input in the formulation of the national tourism sector strategy. Among the areas to be covered are Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare, Chinhoyi, Masvingo and Victoria Falls. Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister,...

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Govt reiterates commitment to fight cancer

The Radition Protection Authority of Zimbabwe today [Sunday] joined the rest of the world in supporting the goals of world cancer declaration by 2020 that are meant to reduce illness and death caused by cancer. World Cancer Day is commemorated internationally on the 4th of February each year to raise awareness of cancer and encourage its prevention, detection and treatment. Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and Child Care is working on modalities to provide technical advice in radiation related issues for the safety and nuclear security of patients. The World Cancer Day...

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POS machines for commuter omnibuses

The public transport sector is headed for major transformation within the next two weeks through the massive roll out of point of sale machines in commuter omnibuses. For decades they have played an important part in bringing convenience to the commuting public yet they were also resistant to adopting new technologies that would  help improve transactions, especially now in the face of cash challenges. Thanks to innovation, this financial gap is set to be closed or at least reduced to more manageable levels as POS that specifically handle transactions for commuter omnibuses will be rolled out soon. Developed by...

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Zim clinch Davis Cup Euro-Africa Group II tie

Zimbabwe Davis Cup tennis doubles duo of Benjamin Lock and Takanyi Garanganga caused a major upset when they beat Turkey in two straight sets of the doubles despite being ranked lower to clinch the Euro-Africa Group II tie with a 3-1 win and progress to the next round. Zimbabwe beat Turkey doubles pair of Sarp Agabigan and Tuna Altuna ranked 170, 7-5 and 6-3 to clinch the tie. The decisive doubles match pitting Lock ranked 234 and Takanyi ranked 1 370 against Turkish doubles specialist duo of Agabigan and Altuna ranked 170 in the doubles was marred by rains...

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PAP leader to meet President Mnangagwa

The president of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) Honourable Roger Nkodo Dang arrived in the country today to pay a courtesy call to His Excellency President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa. The PAP leader arrived in the country to congratulate Cde Mnangagwa on the smooth transition of power that Zimbabweans witnessed in November 2017. He is accompanied by African Ambassador to the US, Mrs Arikana Chihombori. Mr Nkodo also noted that Zimbabwe is one of the founding fathers and a signatory to PAP’s 20 year existence. The organisation’s vision and mandate is to foster peace, democracy, social and economic development throughout...

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