Category: Local News

Byo hosts annual girls empowerment programme

A hundred girls from Bulawayo and Tsholotsho braced the annual empowerment programme meant to invest knowledge in girls reminding them that they have an equal voice in every aspect of the society. The programme held by Plan International created a platform where girls can learn to lead, decide and thrive. Its aim was to directly communicate and engage with the girls aged between 12 and 24 years. One of the conference organisers Grace Mavhezha said through engaging and interacting amongst themselves, their role models and other players the girls could have their voices amplified. She added that the girls could also learn to make their issues...

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First Lady launches children’s folktale programme

A programme aimed at educating children on cultural values and promoting a reading culture has been launched in Harare. The programme code named #NganoNaAmai is targeting primary school children and is the brainchild of the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa. The #NganoNaAmai programme has been launched to promote cultural values through folktales and inculcate a reading culture among children. Children from different primary schools in Harare benefited from the inaugural programme which was launched at the Zimbabwe House by Amai Mnangagwa. She applauded the children for their enthusiasm in the folktales which she said teach the young generation good...

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Graduates need practical skills: Prof Murwira

The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Professor Amon Murwira says the education sector needs to concentrate more on equipping graduates with practical skills, after a national audit conducted to determine the country’s skills capacity revealed that though the country has a 94 percent literacy rate, the skills level are pegged at a mere 38 percent.  Professor Murwira, who officiated at a graduation ceremony at Morgenster Teachers College, said there is need for the education sector to move away from smooth talking and sophisticated language that means nothing. He stressed the need to close the...

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Cholera outbreak: Gwanda on high alert

Gwanda Provincial Hospital has handled over 25 cases of diarrheal diseases over the past week although none has been confirmed to be cholera or typhoid. Gwanda Provincial Hospital’s Medical Superintendent Dr Puggie Chimberengwa has allayed fears that the district has been hit by the deadly cholera epidemic following an upsurge in cases of diarrhoea in the past week. Dr Chimberengwa revealed that the more than 25 people who received treatment for diarrhoea at the health institution reside mostly in Gwanda’s high density suburbs and the surroundings mines.  “We recently had two patients that were in the ward one from...

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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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