FoTE targets 500 million trees, through fostering PPPs

FoTE targets 500 million trees, through fostering PPPs

By Edward Mukaro FRIENDS of The Environment (FoTE), a not for profit organisation has set a targeting of planting 500 million trees by 2026, through fostering mutual partnerships with public institutions like the Zimbabwe Prison Service (ZPS) and the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP). FoTE, like-minded individuals and corporate entities, champions the re-greening of Zimbabwe through tree planting. Addressing delegates at the recently held Tree Growing and Care Inmates ceremony in Marondera, where 20 inmates where conferred with certificate after undergoing training in tree growing and propagation techniques FoTe Chairman Mr….

Read More

Optinova sets foot-print in upmarket, Sam Levi Village

Optinova sets foot-print in upmarket, Sam Levi Village

By Wellington Zimbowa LEADING optical firm, Optinova Eye Care continues to stretch its muscles, offering cut edge optical services, as it opens up another branch at Sam Levi’s Village, Borrowdale, in Harare. Celebrated eye specialist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Doctor Solomon Guramatunhu, who is the founder of Optinova said the company offers cutting edge optical services, at affordable fees. Optinova specializes in eye health, eye surgery, spectacles, contact lenses and accessories, with an overall aim to provide clients with tailor made services. “We order our products directly from the source, as…

Read More

Covid -19 response committee, on the cards

Covid -19 response committee, on the cards

By Varaidzo Zhakata STAKEHOLDERS in the Tourism sector have agreed to enact a ‘Covid-19 response committee’ as a matter of urgency, in order to curb the spread of the virus that has been spread mainly, through travelling of infected people to uninfected areas around the globe. Zimbabwe’s neighbouring, South Africa, reported its first case of Covid – 19, mid week. According to a statement released to the media, officials from the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality industry; Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) and the Tourism Business Council of Zimbabwe…

Read More

55 000 to benefit from Canada’s CAD$3 million: WFP

55 000 to benefit from Canada’s CAD$3 million: WFP

By Edward Mukaro APPROXIMATELY 55.000 people in Matobo District are set to get relief aid from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), as the UN agency received a whooping CA$3 million donation from the Government of Canada to fight hunger, in Zimbabwe. The funding supports WFP’s rapid scale – up emergency food assistance to vulnerable communities. Zimbabwe is facing a dire hunger crisis with an estimate 7. 7 million people (above half of the southern African nation’s population) reportedly food insecure, according to the WFP. The nation has been…

Read More

ZITF preps on track

ZITF preps on track

By Varaidzo Zhakata THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company recently confirmed a 94 percent uptake of its exhibition space, as preparations for this year’s edition reaches peak. To date, 47,080 square meters has been taken up by 345 organisations, contrary to the prior year’s 42,307 square meters occupied by exhibitors. Of the 345 confirmed exhibitors, 42 (12%) will be exhibiting for the first time, which according to the ZITF reflects a favourable booking progression. According ZITF Acting Marketing and PR Manager Doreen T. Dzamatira, international interest is relatively favourable…

Read More

Inclusive dialogue key to saving Zim: Dr. Junge

Inclusive dialogue key to saving Zim: Dr. Junge

By Wellington Zimbowa INCLUSIVE dialogue is key to save Zimbabwe from the yoke of socio-economic and political challenges burdening the country, Lutheran World Federation (LWF) secretary general Rev. Dr. Martin Junge has said. Closing his four day tour, the Switzerland based LWF secretary who led a delegation in a solidarity tour said the visit was an eye opener to Zimbabwe’s challenges, particularly hunger. The LWF visiting team, came at the instigation of the local church that have been calling for humanitarian support in the wake of severe economic challenges and…

Read More

I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights

I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights

THE globe marks International Women’s Day WHOSE THEME: is quite befitting as it is very essential to get everyone on board, as the continuous shift to equality for all without gender imbalances has not been fully accepted in some communities, in both the socio – economic circles. However, the theme is aligned with the United Nation’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Adopted in 1995 at the Fourth world Conference on women in Beijing, China, the Beijing platform…

Read More