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First Lady chicken project goes to Plumtree

The Zanu PF Women’s League chicken rearing business training project is gaining steam, this time being taken to the border town of Plumtree. Over 500 women have already been trained in Beitbridge and Gwanda alone under the programme, which is a brain child of the First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe. The programme will see women in all the country’s 10 provinces being empowered on how to be part of the chicken rearing business before they receive the chicks that have been availed by Dr Mugabe. A total of 30 000 chicks have been made available to be equally distributed among all the 10 provinces of the country. Speaking during the event, Zanu PF Matabeleland South Women’s League Provincial Chairperson, Cde Sister Moyo, paid tribute to the First Lady for the gesture and urged all women to take advantage of the project to play an active part in the economy. Irvine’s Zimbabwe Technical Advisor and Training Facilitator, Mrs Sisa Mpofu said they hope to have women better poised to be competitive in the sector as they have been appraised on critical issues on poultry production. The training, which runs under the theme: ‘Empowering Women for Increased Participation in the Wconomy,’ was attended by party representatives from Matabeleland South province’s districts of Mangwe, Matopo and...

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Pres Mugabe appointed NCDs goodwill ambassador  

President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday accepted an appeal by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to be the first ever goodwill ambassador on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) for Africa. President Mugabe was singled out for his dedication, commitment and role in placing universal health coverage and health promotion at the centre of his government policies.  The announcement was made by WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at the ongoing WHO Global Conference on NCDs in Uruguay. It was indeed a proud moment for Zimbabwe when WHO chief made the announcement during the high level meeting of heads of state and government...

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Zim embarks on drive to reduce NCDs

President Robert Mugabe says Zimbabwe is working towards establishing an inter-ministerial task force to strategise and devise ways of financing programmes targeted at reducing the number of people succumbing to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). He said the country successfully implemented a national AIDS Levy which is being adopted by many countries as a funding model the world over. President Mugabe made the remarks when he addressed the high level meeting of heads of state and government at the Global Conference on NCDs convened by the World Health Organisation (WHO).  The WHO Global Conference on NCDs is being held at the...

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Cyanide poisoning claim 251 jumbos since 2013

251 elephants have been killed due to cyanide poisoning since 2013 as the country continues to battle with the worrying scourge of poaching which is threatening Zimbabwe’s wildlife heritage. The revelations follow the recent killing of 13 elephants at Masikili communal area in Hwange. Between January to October this year, 42 elephants have died as a result of cyanide poisoning, while a total of 429 arrests were made. A recent study on the poaching trends in protected areas on the Zimbabwean side of KAZA points to a gloomy outlook with poaching projected to worsen as the operational tactics of...

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Zim prides itself in empowered youths: Govt

The government says its commitment to the country’s youth involves seeing them being empowered in the present and future. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment, Dr Desire Sibanda, who is attending the 19th World Festival for Youth and Students, said empowering young people is an agenda the government will pursue through all available means.  “Zimbabwe prides itself in having young people who are key in economic and social development of the nation. The government has implemented various initiatives which have empowered the youths while equipping them with future leadership skills,” Dr Sibanda said....

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