UKTP to spur horticulture growth – ZimTrade

UKTP to spur horticulture growth – ZimTrade

By Edward Mukaro THE United Kingdom Trade Partnership (UKTP) will boost Zimbabwe’s horticulture sector, while also enhancing the capacity of new players, ZimTrade has said. Zimbabwe recently signed a landmark deal with the UK that will see local horticulture products being exported to the European nation, boosting the Southern African nation’s revenue income from exports. Speaking in an interview with The BusinessConnect newspaper, ZimTrade corporate communications manager, Danai Majaha expressed the organisation’s optimism of the recent agreement between the two nations, saying it will go a long way in building…

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COMESA eyes US$5 million seed revenue

COMESA eyes US$5 million seed revenue

By Wellington Zimbowa THE Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is geared to boost seed production in the next five years to reach a US$5 billion seed trade revenue among member states through the promotion of labels and certification as part of an effort to stir the Harmonized Seed Trading Platform. According to Secretary-General Ms Chileshe Kapwepwe, the region is producing 500,000 tonnes of seed although there is potential to produce 2 000 00 tonnes. Labels and certification are integral in the implementation of the COMESA Seed Harmonization…

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NDS1 prioritizes youth inclusion

NDS1 prioritizes youth inclusion

COMMENT THE recently launched National Development Strategy 1 (2021 – 2025), which takes over from the Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP) (October 2018 – December 2020), raises a lot of interesting, chief among them efforts to focus on producing industrialists and capitalists from the school system rather than job seekers. This is a noble initiative and will obviously take some dome doing, such that one would only hope that changing the schools curriculum wouldn’t cause confusion as what happened in the recent past. Government’s efforts should be commended and complemented by…

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ZRP infuriates motorists, commuters

ZRP infuriates motorists, commuters

By Staff Report MOTORISTS have castigated the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) for what they termed “corrupt” tendencies at checkpoints along routes leading to the capital’s city centre. The ZRP officers have since been visible at various points of the routes leading into the central business district (CBD) stopping motorists for various purposes, chief among them; checking and apprehending commuters who are not wearing face masks appropriately or not putting on any mask for that matter. In an interview with this publication, motorists who spoke on condition of anonymity, after a…

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Rainbow Towers Group geared for COVID- 19 impact recovery

Rainbow Towers Group geared for COVID- 19 impact recovery

By Edward Mukaro LISTED hospitality and leisure group, Rainbow Towers Group (RTG) has overcome a 25% cumulative occupancy decline compared to the prior year to post ZW$586 million in its inflation-adjusted revenue for the period ended 30 September 2020. Naturally, like most businesses in the hospitality industry, the global COVID- 19 induced lockdown restrictions that saw occupancy declining to 22% from 47% recorded in the previous year adversely affected RTG’s performance. Said RTG, “Q3 trading performance during the nine months to September 2020, the Group’s inflation-adjusted revenues closed at ZW$586….

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