Land reform irreversible :CFU

Land reform irreversible :CFU

By Ndafadza Madanha THE Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) whose membership is predominantly made up of white farmers who lost land under the country’s fast track land reform exercise has acknowledged that the programme is irreversible. Making submissions at the launch of the process to formulate a gender sensitive national land policy last week CFU President Andy Pascoe said his organization was now preoccupied with ensuring compensation for its members and secure tenure for the new farmers. “The irreversibility of the land reform is not in doubt but a review is…

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Boost for castor bean production

Boost for castor bean production

By Ndafadza Madanha IN a bid to economically empower women the Zimbabwe Women’s Microfinance Bank (ZWMB) has entered into a strategic partnership with Life Brand Agric Service for the production of castor bean. About 200 women across the country with a minimum of one hectare are expected to benefit from the program through provision of seed, fertilizers and chemicals. Speaking at the signing ceremony ZMWB chief executive Mandas Marikanda, said the move will empower the marginalized groups in society namely women, youth and the disabled as well as yield the…

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Potraz engages stakeholders on VAS Framework

Potraz engages stakeholders on VAS Framework

By Malcolm Meja Telecoms and postal regulator Potraz held a consultative workshop on Value Added Services (VAS), yesterday at the Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare. The intent of the workshop was to engage all stakeholders in order to draw up a comprehensive framework that will ensure sustained growth and development in the ICT sector. VAS is a popular telecommunications industry term for non-core services, or, in short, all services beyond standard voice calls and fax transmissions. In the telecommunications industry, on a conceptual level, VAS add value to the standard…

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