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ARVs’ demand up

arv.jpgThe number of people who need antiretroviral therapy (ARVs) in the country has shot up from 340 000 to 571 000 after the World Health Organisation (WHO) revised the CD4 count benchmark upwards from 200 to 350.

 

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School authorities blamed for disadvantaging BEAM beneficiaries

 

paurina mpariwaaa.jpgThousands of disadvantaged Ordinary and Advanced Level students will this year fail to sit for their final examinations, despite there being US$1.4 million lying idle at the Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM), due to the failure by school authorities to submit applications to request funding. 

 

Though government this year allocated US$15 million to help underprivileged secondary school students nationwide, thousands of intended beneficiaries have failed to access the fund as school authorities have not submitted relevant papers.

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Gvt to control importation of horticultural products

 

made horticulture.jpgGovernment says it will introduce new measures to control the importation of horticultural products in a move aimed at protecting local producers. 

 

Given the fact that local horticultural producers have raised concern on the importation of horticultural products, government has intervened by considering a policy that seeks to curb the influx of external commodities.

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Stop drug abuse & trafficking – Madzorera

druuuuug.jpgZimbabwe yesterday joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day Against Drug Abuse, amid concerns that drug abuse is on the increase in the country mainly because of lack of a national policy framework to make prevention everyone’s responsibility.

 

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Stop fueling ethnic divisions: Mpariwa

paurina mpariwa.jpgThe Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Mrs Paurina Mpariwa, has expressed concern over the continued unruly behaviour at Tongogara Refugee Camp which has resulted in ethnic and tribal tensions among the refugees at the camp.

In her address at the World Refugee Commemorations at Tongogara Refugee Camp in Middle Sabi, Minister Mpariwa expressed disappointment over the tribal and ethnic divisions and urged those fueling them to stop it forth with.

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