Air Tanzania to begin flights into Harare

Air Tanzania to begin flights into Harare

By Staff Reporter AIR Tanzania has revealed that it will begin flights to Harare and Lusaka this week buoyed by its recently acquired two Airbus A220s. The airline received the two aircrafts a month ago and will be flying into Harare every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. In a statement, the company said, “Air Tanzania will on February 22 commence the Dar Es Salaam-Harare and Dar Es Salaam-Lusaka flights”. The company has pegged its return flights at USD$168 for the economy class from Harare to Dar Es Salaam while a return trip…

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Take advantage of ITB opportunities: Mupfumira

Take advantage of ITB opportunities: Mupfumira

By Daniel Chigundu ENVIRONMENT, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira has called on the country’s tourism sector to take advantage of marketing opportunities at the 2018 edition of the Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) scheduled for 6-10 March in Berlin, Germany. ITB is arguably the biggest tourism fair in the world which brings together tour operators, tourism boards, tourism service providers and government officials and also provides a unique destination marketing opportunity among many others. The minister is expected to lead a team of about 26 tourism players composed of accommodation…

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Parliament in near blows

Parliament in near blows

By Staff Reporter CORRUPTION allegations almost saw the Mines and Mining Development Portfolio Committee turned into a boxing ring as Norton legislator Temba Mliswa and Dexter Nduna (Chegutu West) almost exchanged blows in full view of the media. This resulted in the postponement of the oral evidence on gold and chrome mine which was supposed to be given by the Ministry of Mines and the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC). Hackling started when Chiredzi North legislator Royi Bhilah (Zanu PF) proposed that Norton legislator Temba Mliswa, Leonard Chikomba (Gokwe-Kabuyuni), Anele…

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Zimbabwe attends the World Government Summit

Zimbabwe attends the World Government Summit

By Daniel Chigundu ENVIRONMENT, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira who is leading an eight-member Zimbabwean delegation says the country can benefit immensely from the World Government Summit session currently happening in Dubai. The World Government Summit is a global platform dedicated to shaping the future of governments worldwide. Each year, the Summit sets the agenda for the next generation of governments, focusing on how they can harness innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity. This annual gathering which is held in February in Dubai hosts over…

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Parliament question and answers

Parliament question and answers

Extract from Parliament Hansard ORAL ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE HON. NDUNA:  My question is prefaced by that there are teachers in private institutions who are paid by Government.  My question to the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education is – what is Government policy relating to teachers who are teaching in institutions that are not Government institutions, that is council and private institutions who are paid by Government? THE MINISTER OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION (HON. PROF. MAVIMA):  Thank you Mr. Speaker Sir, let me thank the Hon. Member…

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How land reform affected milk industry

How land reform affected milk industry

By Daniel Chigundu Dairibord Holdings Limited Zimbabwe chief executive officer Anthony Mandiwanza has told the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Industry and Commerce that the land reform program is to blame for milk shortages in the country. Zimbabwe is currently producing about 70 million litres of milk against a current demand of 120 million. Before the land reform program, the country was processing about 260 million litres. As a result of the milk shortages, Mandiwanza said his company has been forced to put of dairy plants in Bulawayo, Gweru, Kadoma, Chipinge…

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Corruption to blame for environmental degradation

Corruption to blame for environmental degradation

By Daniel Chigundu DESPITE having clear environmental laws, Zimbabwe has failed dismally to prevent environmental degradation and pollution. As a result, there is rampant burning of forests, massive littering, uncoordinated digging of mining pits, careless cutting down of trees and development on wetlands among many others. To make matters worse, government agencies tasked with protecting the environment have also found comfortable seats among the crowds in the grandstands. However, speaking in the National Assembly during a debate on the motion on the protection of plantations, Chegutu West legislator Dexter Nduna…

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Likukuma appointed acting chief executive

Likukuma appointed acting chief executive

By Daniel Chigundu ENVIRONMENT, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira has appointed Rita Likukuma to the position of acting chief executive of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) with effect from 1 February 2019. Likukuma who is a ZTA board member is tasked with among other things to drive the vision of the authority in line with that of the country in the absence of Dr Karikoga Kaseke who is currently out on sick leave. In a statement to the media, ZTA head of corporate affairs Godfrey Koti said Likukuma…

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People destroying forests looking for mice

People destroying forests looking for mice

Extracted from Parliamentary Hansard: MOTION PROTECTION OF TIMBER PLANTATIONS HON. MUCHIMWE:  I move the motion standing in my name that this House; CONCERNED with the rampant destruction of timber plantations by surrounding communities who indiscriminately set veld fires while poaching animals in these plantations; DESIROUS to see an end to this unwarranted environmental destruction which has seen large timber plantations depleted; NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon Government to enforce relevant legislation to ensure protection of timber plantations. *HON. CHINOTIMBA:  I second. HON. MUCHIMWE:  Thank you Mr Speaker.  I rise to move my motion because as from…

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