Opening of tourism gates to spur economy

Opening of tourism gates to spur economy

GOVERNMENT’s move to reopen the Tourism sector could not have come at any other better time, especially now when COVID- 19 related deaths and cases are sharply decreasing, but however, citizens should not be complacent and let their guard down. Global lessons learnt so far should act as a guideline both for authorities and the general citizenry. Many nations including China, United Kingdom, USA and nearer to home, South Africa, among a host of others have experienced second waves of the pandemic, resulting, sadly, in thousands of deaths, as people…

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Amended Youth Bill heightens inclusion

Amended Youth Bill heightens inclusion

By Varaidzo Zhakata ZIMBABWEAN youths are poised for greater heights in the economic and political spheres of the country after the Government allowed for the amendment of the Zimbabwe Youth Bill. The objective of the proposed Bill is to have all-encompassing legislation that addresses all youth sectors, align it to the Constitution, as well as the domestication of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; and the SADC Declaration on Youth Development and Empowerment. The Bill will provide for, among others, the following: empowerment of youths and…

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Address water crisis urgently

Address water crisis urgently

By Edward Mukaro COMMUNITY Water Alliance has implored the City of Harare to urgently address the availability and supply of water to Harare residents, as community schemes availed by donor agencies are only “short term gap measures”. Most residents in the capital go for days without the precious liquid, while some in suburbs like Mabvuku – Tafara and parts of Ruwa have allegedly gone for years without running water, according to sources that spoke to this publication. Speaking in an interview with The BusinessConnect on the sidelines of a tour…

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Conservationists take Government head-on

Conservationists take Government head-on

By Wellington Zimbowa HWANGE conservationists are up in arms with the government for ‘facilitating’ environmental degradation through granting of coal exploration concessions inside Hwange National Park by Chinese companies namely, Afrochine Energy and the Zimbabwe Zhongxin Coal Mining Group. A partner of Zimbabwe’s National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority in environment, Bhejane Trust says it intercepted the two companies conducting exploration inside Zimbabwe’s premier fauna and flora park, that is an international tourist attraction. “We followed up on this and discovered the Government has allocated two coal mining concessions in…

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Invest in Tourism – industry implored

Invest in Tourism – industry implored

By Edward Mukaro THE Government of Zimbabwe has urged industry to invest in the Tourism Sector, as the sector looks to re-bounce after the government announced key measures that will see the sector’s operators resume operations after a six-month COVID- 19 forced break, as Zimbabwe joined the world in implementing lockdowns to curb the pandemic. The nation has since approved the National Tourism Recovery and Growth Strategy that was launched by His Excellency, the President Emmerson Mnangagwa, in August 2020, in Victoria Falls. Addressing journalists at a press conference, in…

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