Telecel here to stay: Vere …as govt plans 100% takeover

Telecel here to stay: Vere …as govt plans 100% takeover

By Daniel Chigundu MOBILE telecommunication services provider Telecel Zimbabwe says it is here to stay and is 100 percent behind its various stakeholders. Telecel which was recently acquired by government through National Social Security Authority (NSSA) is a strong contender in the country’s mobile market provides a variety of top-drawer services. Addressing guests the company’s executive cocktail recently, Telecel Zimbabwe chief executive Angeline Vere said they were using the event to boldly announce to the world that they are staying put and will continue to offer brands that give value….

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Vendors’ contribution is insignificant: Manyenyeni

Vendors’ contribution is insignificant: Manyenyeni

By Daniel Chigundu HARARE Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni says despite flooding the pavements in the central business district (CBD), vendors contribution to the city council coffers is too little to talk about. In Harare alone, it is widely believed that there are more than 5 000 vendors selling various wares that range from second-hand clothes, shoes, books and vegetables among other things. However these vendors have been facing many challenges such as having their wares confiscated by municipal police and late last year they had to approach the courts to…

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I can remove ZCTU president: Mupfumira

I can remove ZCTU president: Mupfumira

By Daniel Chigundu PUBLIC Service, Labour and Social Services Minister Prisca Mupfumira say she is empowered by government policy to remove ZCTU president Peter Mutasa from the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) board, contrary to what the labour board is saying. According to ZCTU, the minister’s decision is unconstitutional and violates the principles of freedom of association and has even threatened to petition High Court and to file a complaint to the International Labour Organisation against the government of Zimbabwe. However, speaking in Parliament recently, Mupfumira said there are requirements…

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NSSA to increase pensions

NSSA to increase pensions

By Daniel Chigundu THE National Social Security Authority (NSSA) is reportedly working on increasing its pension payout to pensioners, a Cabinet Minister has revealed. NSSA has come under fire from pensioners for some time who complain that the authority is busy investing in unprofitable ventures while paying them peanuts. NSSA is a statutory body established in 1989 with a mandate to administer social security public funds on behalf of about 1.3 million contributors. The authority administers two schemes: Pension and Other Benefits Scheme and Accident Prevention and Workers’ Compensation Scheme….

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In defense of a patriot

In defense of a patriot

By Ndafadza Madanha AS news trickled in of the demise of former Chief Justice (CJ) Godfrey Chidyausiku, the predictable analysis on his lengthy judicial career took centre stage with many taking to social media to rubbish his long judicial career. Among those who led the onslaught on the late CJ was Chris Greenland a retired Zimbabwean High court judge who asserted that, “Godfrey veered off the path set by his erstwhile predecessors, being unable to maintain the sacred requirement that all are equal under the law, as epitomized by Lady…

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BREAKING: Seychelles UNWTO Candidate Quits Race

BREAKING: Seychelles UNWTO Candidate Quits Race

By Michael Gwarisa AFTER weeks of heated negotiations, the Seychelles UNWTO Secretary General candidate Alain St Anges has thrown in the towel, paving way for the African Union (AU) endorsed candidate Eng Walter Mzembi. The fomer Seychelles tourism minster made the announcement yesterday (9/05/2017), three days before the election wich will be held in Madrid Spain on Friday (12/05/2017) in Madrid Spain. The developments come amid widepread calls by African Union tourism ministers and governments who were pushing for the withdrawal of Mr St Anges candidature from the race after…

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IDCZ closes in on US$53m investment

IDCZ closes in on US$53m investment

By Ndafadza Madanha THE Industrial Development Corporation of Zimbabwe (IDCZ) is on the verge of securing a US$53 million investment from a Chinese company for the construction of a high technology hub at its Sunway City project. According to IDCZ public relations advisor Derek Sibanda the administration block is expected to be completed by the end of the year. “We are in discussions with a Chinese company from the Gansu province that are into developing Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and are interested in investing US$53m in the construction of the…

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Tourism sector racks in US$19 million

Tourism sector racks in US$19 million

By Michael Gwarisa THE tourism industry racked in US$19 million in revenue in 2016 at the back of a peaceful environment that was ushered in by a partnership between the tourism industry and the  Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP),  Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) Chief Executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke has said. Despite the tourism sector having faced a myriad of challenges in recent years, the sector managed to record a steady growth in arrivals recording 2,167,686 arrivals, 5 percent up from 2,056,588 received in 2015. “The sector also registered an estimated US$819…

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Government endorses Show Societies Association

Government endorses Show Societies Association

By Michael Gwarisa THE Zimbabwean government has thrown its weight behind the newly launched National Association of Agricultural Show Societies in Zimbabwe (NAASZ) which is set to bring sanity and relevance to show societies dotted around the country. In a speech read on his behalf, Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development minister Dr Joseph Made said the association has come at a time when government was pushing the national food and nutrition drive through various initiatives. “My ministry is committed and is actively spearheading initiatives to ensure food and nutrition security…

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