Zimbabwe, Rwanda collaboration to boost exports: Zimtrade

Zimbabwe, Rwanda collaboration to boost exports: Zimtrade

By Varaidzo Zhakata THE Rwanda-Zimbabwe Investment and Trade Conference will explore all accessible trade and investment opportunities between Zimbabwe and Rwanda to advance economic collaboration between the two countries. According to Zimtrade chief executive officer (CEO) Mr. Allan Majuru, Zimbabwean businesses can get export opportunities in Rwanda in areas that can be visibly seen to be in their early stages of development. “There are export opportunities for Zimbabwean businesses in Rwanda, in areas such as agriculture, health, education and manufacturing, pharmaceutical, ICT, packaging, clothing and textile, construction and engineering, and…

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Lafarge US$25m expansion project underway

Lafarge US$25m expansion project underway

By Varaidzo Zhakata ZIMBABWE Stock Exchange listed Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe Limited has completed a US$2.2 million project the first phase of the US$25 million expansion project – a three-pronged project – which will see the firm doubling cement capacity, tripling of agricultural lime capacity and automation of the dry motors plant, respectively. Once completed, the project – which was accorded a National Project Status in 2019 – will enable Lafarge to double its operations by 2022. Addressing delegates at the ground-breaking ceremony in Manresa, Harare, the Minister of Finance and…

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State-of-the-art plant to boost Lafarge production by 1000%

State-of-the-art plant to boost Lafarge production by 1000%

By Wellington Zimbowa LAFARGE Cement Zimbabwe’s ambitious project to conquer the market has been set rolling following the historic groundbreaking ceremony for a US$2 million dry mortar mix plant (DMX) that will boost cement and agriculture lime production capacity by close to 1000 percent (%) by mid this year. The DMX project is the first leg of the LafargeHolcim subsidiary’s massive US$25m Limited Expansion Project, as that is expected to double business size by 2022, while contributing to the country’s Vision 2020 agenda. The historic project was approved by the…

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Precious Murena – Nyika, steering Lafarge to greatness

Precious Murena – Nyika, steering Lafarge to greatness

By Wellington Zimbowa JUST two weeks in the office as Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe chief executive officer, Precious Murena – Nyika faces a mammoth task of spearheading the giant cement manufacturer’s vision 2022. According to the company’s board chair Mr. Kumbirayi Katsande, the vision is to double the size of business, chiefly through the current US$25 million Expansion Project. This entails adopting a vicious growth agenda, not merely adopting a plain survival mode, such as, tantamount with most companies given the suffocating economic environment. For many, this is a tall order…

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Spare a thought and helping hand for Cyclone Idai victims and survivors

Spare a thought and helping hand for Cyclone Idai victims and survivors

WITHOUT taking much from the continued preparations and steps to stop, and curb the spread of the deadly Coronavirus (Covid -19), whose spread in the region, already seems like an eventuality. Some have even suggested it’s not a question of ‘if’, but rather ‘when’ the virus would filtrate within the country’s borders. However, that’s a story for another day, as suddenly, the nation has been seized with Covid -19’s imminent threat, while in the process forgetting the tens of thousands, who are homeless and languishing in poverty after the horrendous…

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UNICEF hails Government

UNICEF hails Government

Edward Mukaro THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has praised the Government of Zimbabwe for the value it (Government) attaches to the importance of robust indicators on the situation of children and women, as the southern African nation is amongst the first countries to complete and release the 6th round of Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) results. The large scale and challenging field survey was conducted between January and April, last year, for the 2019 MICS and received funding from the European Union (EU), United Kingdom Aid (UKAID), the Swedish…

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UNICEF warns against Covid -19 misinformation

UNICEF warns against Covid -19 misinformation

By Edward Mukaro THE United Nations Children and Education Fund has warned rogue elements circulating false statements to the public about the deadly Coronavirus (Covid -19), hinting the information could even lead to the loss of precious lives. The globe has been hit hard by Covid -19 ever since its first reported cases in China, a month and half ago, leading to many deaths, as scientists are still at pains to find the cure. The virus has had various negative effects on the global economy with many factors coming into…

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ZTA allays Covid -19 fears ahead of ZAA 10th Anniversary

ZTA allays Covid -19 fears ahead of ZAA 10th Anniversary

By Edward Mukaro ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) head of corporate affairs Godfrey Koti has allayed any fears of the spread of Covid –19 ahead of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) 10th Anniversary slated for Victoria Falls, saying Government and international agency’s efforts at the nation’s entry ports would go along way in keeping tourists and locals safe from the various that has accounted for thousands of lost lives over the past months. ZAA will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary, in style, at Elephant Hills hotel, in Victoria Falls, the first…

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