ED urges OM to support command agric

ED urges OM to support command agric

  By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged Old Mutual (OM) to consider supporting the command agriculture programme and horticulture industry. The president was speaking at the OM Anchoring in Africa Zimbabwe gala dinner. “Over and above the well documented history of investment and business operations in Zimbabwe, allow me to highlight that OM has a long track record of partnering Zimbabwe’s government and its people on the socio-economic front over the years. These range from energy and power generation, to SME financing, agriculture funding of small scale banana…

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ZTA targets UK diaspora …move to boost tourist arrivals

ZTA targets UK diaspora  …move to boost tourist arrivals

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) says Zimbabweans in the diaspora have a lot to contribute to the growth of the country’s tourism sector and the economy in general. About 5 million Zimbabweans are reportedly in the diaspora seeking greener pastures owing to the current economic hardships being faced in the country. The United Kingdom is believed to have the second biggest number of Zimbabwean diaspora after South Africa and most of them have been failing to make a meaningful contribution to the economy owing to bottlenecks from the…

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We are serious about UK: Dr Kaseke

We are serious about UK: Dr Kaseke

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke has said the United Kingdom is an important tourism market that the country cannot afford to ignore. The UK was a significant contributor of tourist arrivals to the country before the country embarked on the land reform exercise which resulted in numbers retreating majestically. Tourism has been dubbed as the low hanging fruit for the government in its effort to resuscitate the economy, but to benefit more from it there is need to effectively put resources in marketing…

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Soccer legends good for tourism marketing

Soccer legends good for tourism marketing

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke has said the World Class Legends (WCL) who are in the country to play an exhibition match are good for marketing tourism owing to their huge following. The country’s tourism has been lagging behind owing to poor marketing strategies which were a result of lack of adequate funding from the government. Tourism thrives with high levels of consistent marketing as there is a wide competition for tourists from countries. However, since the coming in of the new dispensation,…

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SEZs ready to roll: Gono

SEZs ready to roll: Gono

By Ndafadza Madanha THE much-touted Special Economic Zones (SEZs) will roll out soon with the publication of regulations and incentive packages expected to be gazetted this week. Addressing members of the media today Special Economic Zones Authority (SEZA) chairman Gideon Gono said the SEZs are expected to spur economic growth. “We are now ready to roll. It means by the end of this week, the regulations and incentive packages will be gazette and once gazette, we can start approving projects, we can begin declaring areas, cities and towns as SEZs….

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ZTA eye Manchester United shirt deal

ZTA eye Manchester United shirt deal

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke has revealed that his organisation is currently negotiating with Manchester United Football Club for a possible shirt deal. The revelation comes barely a month after Rwanda tourism board entered into the same deal (Visit Rwanda) with Arsenal Football Club worth US$30 million. Rwanda is expected to benefit immensely from the deal owing to the huge following that Arsenal enjoys across the world. In an interview, Dr Kaseke said the deal that was eventually offered to Rwanda had first…

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Carnival to celebrate new dispensation: Dr Kaseke

Carnival to celebrate new dispensation: Dr Kaseke

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke has said the 2018 edition of the prestigious Harare International Carnival will focus on celebrating the new dispensation. The new dispensation led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa came on 24 November last year following Operation Restore Legacy which ousted the Robert Mugabe led regime. Since President Mnangagwa came into power, the country has recorded commendable progress in terms of business owing to his mantra “Zimbabwe is open for business” which has caught the attention of the international investors. Tourism…

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IRI-NDI Pre-Election Assessment Report 2018 (Zimbabwe)

IRI-NDI Pre-Election Assessment Report 2018 (Zimbabwe)

DOWNLOAD REPORT HERE: iri_ndi_pre-election_assessment_mission_statement_20180608   Harare, Zimbabwe – Today, the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) joint pre-election assessment mission delegation released its pre-election statement of findings and recommendations for Zimbabwe’s July 30, 2018, harmonized presidential, parliamentary, and local government elections. Conducted from June 2-8, this delegation represents an important component of the IRI-NDI joint Zimbabwe International Election Observation Mission and includes regional and election experts from Africa, Europe and North America. The delegation is comprised of Dr. Brigalia Bam, former Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa; Hon. David Dreier, former United States…

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Peace is our unique selling point: Dr Kaseke

Peace is our unique selling point: Dr Kaseke

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke has called on the tourism sector to use the peace that prevails in the country as a tourism selling point. The country is highly ranked in the world especially by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in terms of peace and tranquillity, but it has not taken advantage of the ranking to lure tourism and if anything the number of arrivals has been on a free-fall. Although it enjoys peace and is not under any form of threat from…

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MDC Alliance to launch its manifesto

MDC Alliance to launch its manifesto

MDC Alliance is pleased to announce the Launch of its 2018 policy document at the Jubilee Centre, Milton Park in Harare 07 June 2018. The policy program Launch under the theme “Behold the New. Change that Delivers” is consistent with our long-held vision to bring about real change that delivers.  The event which will demonstrate our values as a collective movement will highlight our readiness to tackle the national issues and challenges Zimbabweans are currently grappling with. This occasion presents us an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to creating a…

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