Category: Local News

Giant boat ‘docks’ in Hwange

A locally manufactured boat stole the limelight in Hwange today as residents jostled to have a glimpse of it. The boat arrived in the coal mining town this Saturday evening, but by midday today, messages were already circulating through the social media that the boat had been seen about 60km from the mining town Hundreds of people flocked Five Miles bus stop, on the outskirts of Hwange town to get a glimpse of the 300 seater boat which is heading for Namibia. The boat will remain in Hwange for the night before proceeding to Victoria falls...

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First abatoir opens in Chipinge

The opening of the first abattoir in lower Chipinge has created a viable market for farmers who were finding it difficult to sell their cattle due to the foot and mouth disease. Of the 590 000 cattle in Manicaland Province, 96 000 are found in Chipinge district and 65 000 in lower Chipinge where farmers have been facing difficulties in selling them. The Manicaland Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Cde Mandy Chimene officially opened Molusi abattoir at Checheche Growth Point, bringing relief to farmers who previously had to sell their cattle to abattoirs in Chiredzi, Masvingo and Bulawayo,...

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Pray for peace, churches urged

Religious organisations have been challenged to pray for unity, peace and stability and above all to actively participate in national programmes. The call was made by the Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan Province, Cde Miriam Chikukwa in Tynwald during the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) Harare West Province’s conference. In an interview on the sideline of the conference, Cde Chikukwa, who represented the First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe, called upon religious organisations to pray for continued unity, peace and stability in the country before, during and after the 2018 elections. She said there is need for church members to...

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Preserve the environment, communities urged

A call has been made for communities to jealously guard and preserve the natural environment. The Minister of State for Mashonaland East Province, Retired Brigadier General, Retired Ambrose Mutinhiri said this during the handover of training of trainers certificates at Mahusekwa Growth Point in Marondera. 87 people from Marondera West constituency received certificates after completing the training of trainers course in environmental monitoring from the Environmental Management Agency (EMA). Retired Brigadier General Mutinhiri applauded EMA’s community project and also challenged the participants to work together in their communities in preserving the environment. Speaking to the ZBC News soon after the handover ceremony, EMA Environmental Education and Publicity Officer for Mashonaland East Province, Mr Astas Mabwe said they will continue to engage communities in order to safeguard the environment, while some of the trained villagers promised to take the training to their respective communities. The training, which was done in partnership with Agritex and Forestry Commission, has so far covered Chikomba West and Marondera West and plans are underway to take the project to other areas in the...

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ZRP hails communities

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has commended communities for working with the law enforcement agents in reducing the crime rate in the country. For the month of September 2016, ZRP Rhodesville in Harare recorded 184 cases, while for the same month this year the crime rate decreased by 12 percent, with the ZRP attributing the decline to improved relations between the force and the community.  This was revealed by ZRP Chief Superintendent Takaiteya Chitekwe at the handover of a four roomed state of the art office block to the police, courtesy of the Rhodesville Crime Consultative Committee. He applauded the community for providing a friendly and conducive environment to both the police and esteemed clientele through the construction of the office block worth more than $20 000. Rhodesville Crime Consultative Committee Chairperson, Mr Darlington Gumunyu emphasised the need for communities to maintain good relations with law enforcement agents in fighting crime. The ZRP theme for 2017 is: ‘Serving and Safeguarding Peace and Security in Grace, Stability and...

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