Category: Local News

Spotlight on persistent typhoid outbreaks

Civil society organisations say the continued outbreaks of typhoid in the capital call, not just for introspection by the city fathers in delivering constant supplies of clean portable water and timely refuse collection, but mainly a change in attitude by urban dwellers.  As part of efforts to control typhoid outbreaks in the city, stakeholders came together in search of lasting solutions.  There was an agreement that communities need to be properly trained on waste management initiatives to prevent cases of typhoid recurring.  Speaking during a typhoid fever and environment health awareness launch held in the Highfield district, Father Clifford...

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Major boost for digitalisation programme

The allocation of funds from the budget for the digitalisation process is expected to increase the pace at which the project will be completed. Finance and Economic Development Minister, Cde Patrick Chinamasa last week allocated U$22.6 million for the digitalisation of nine television transmission sites, construction of six new transmission towers, upgrading of nine existing FM radio sites and digitalisation of two television studios at the ZBC Montrose Studios in Bulawayo. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Mr George Charamba, who was on a tour of transmitter sites in Manicaland Province said there...

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Illegal settlers invade Harare Drive expansion land

Scores of illegal occupants have invaded land reserved for the Harare Drive expansion in the Msasa area near Zimphos. When the ZBC News crew visited the reserve, several wooden cabins and brick and mortar houses were under construction, oblivious of the fact the land has been set aside for Harare Drive expansion. Town planning and local government expert, Mr Johnson Ali Mikuku said it is disheartening that home owners are being duped of their monies, adding that several reports were made to get council intervention but without success. Harare City Council Spokesperson, Mr Micheal Chideme urged residents to desist from building on the road reserve as this will result in them losing their investment in the event of road construction starting. In the past few years, particularly 2016, Harare has witnessed chaotic scenes of illegal housing construction and home seekers losing millions of dollars to land...

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Corrupt councils under fire

Local authorities which connived with land barons in illicit deals will face the full wrath of the law. This came out at a meeting between representatives of local authorities and the new Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs, Cde Owen Ncube. “It is no longer business as usual in the Midlands province,” declared Minister Ncube, who read the riot act to representatives of local authorities in the province saying a clean broom will sweep away corruption and those found wanting will be prosecuted. Cde Ncube also said as pillars of service delivery, local authorities cannot afford to compromise...

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Less-privileged require everyone’s help: Dr Zivhu

Christmas came early for over 100 disadvantaged children at Tamuka Foundation in Kuwadzana Extension who today received various gifts. The Christmas cheer mood is already in the air and a visit by one philanthropist, Dr Killer Zivhu to a children’s home in Kuwadzana left the young faces filled with hope and joy. “It is everyone’s responsibility including the government to assist institutions that cater for vulnerable children in communities,” said Dr Zivhu, who also pledged to build a state of the art children’s home for the less privileged kids. Zimbabwe has several homes that house disadvantaged children with many...

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