COVID- 19 causing dire disruption in service deliver

COVID- 19 causing dire disruption in service deliver

By Edward Mukaro THE United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) is concerned by the adverse effects of COVID- 19 that may likely see gains made on preventing child deaths being lost due to disruptions on service delivery, as the global health system is being overrun by the pandemic’s toll. In a recent news release: Levels and Trends in Child Mortality, 2020 Report, Who said ‘the number of global under-five deaths dropped to its lowest point on record in 2019 – down to 5.2 million from 12.5 million in 1990, according…

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Tel One endorses SMEs International Expo!

Tel One endorses SMEs International Expo!

…as the premier SMEs showcase bubbles on 10th anniversary By Wellington Zimbowa FIXED telecommunications operator, TelOne, has acknowledged the multi-pronged benefits of the SMEs International Expo in broadening the horizon of small to medium enterprises (SMEs), as well as providing various corporates with a unique interface experience with the sector that has become a major national economic backbone. SMEs contribute significantly to the national GDP while providing a lifeline for the majority of Zimbabweans in the wake of massive industry shut down in the last two decades. “I think the…

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Government implored to invest wisely

Government implored to invest wisely

By Varaidzo Zhakata THE Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) has been implored to invest in sectors that allow firms in the SADC bloc to compete in economic circles, such as in trade and export. Renowned economic analyst, Prosper Chitambara, highlighted that the postponement of the African Continent Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a golden opportunity for Zimbabwe to broaden its local manufacturing base, as well as investing in critical infrastructure to stir trade and investment in the country. Zimbabwe’s export position, according to Chitambara, cannot stir competition to other countries as…

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Mining stands to obliterate tourism

Mining stands to obliterate tourism

By Edward Mukaro MINING within National Parks is detrimental to wildlife conservation and poses an ecological disaster, that may obliterate the country’s tourism sector, the Centre for Natural Resource Governance has said. CNRG’s statement comes hard on the heels of Government’s announcement that banned all mining activities in national parks after environmental conservationists rang the alarm bells on foreign-owned mining companies that were carrying out activities in Hwange national park. Government’s response was swift, with Cabinet stating that ‘…mining activities on areas held by national parks is banned wit immediate…

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Delay in disbursement of $18.2 Billion stimulus package, worrying

Delay in disbursement of $18.2 Billion stimulus package, worrying

By Edward Mukaro PARLIAMENT is growingly concerned by the Government’s delay in disbursing the announced $18.2 Billion stimulus package to assist different sectors of the economy and society to stay afloat, amid the outbreak of COVID- 19. The pandemic (COVID-19) has accounted for the loss of thousands of jobs in the country that has already been grappling to rejuvenate an economy that has been battered by a complex of factors such as Cyclone Idai, incessant droughts, among and other issues. Announcement of a rescue package by Finance Minister, Mthuli Ncube,…

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