Government, FAO launch Lake Kariba fishery project cooperation

Government, FAO launch Lake Kariba fishery project cooperation

By Edward Mukaro STRONGER institutional collaboration and coordination amongst all parties in the Technical Cooperation Programme between the Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for enhanced community resilience and sustainability of small-scale fisheries of Lake Kariba, has been described as critical for the nation to effectively implement the fishery project, which is expected to help spur economic growth, while eradicating poverty. The FAO responded to the government’s appeal of support in ecosystem-based management and utilisation of inland fisheries resources. Currently, approximately 80 percent (%) of…

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EMA commended for complimenting government’s effort

EMA commended for complimenting government’s effort

BY Edward Mukaro THE Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Hon Mangaliso Ndhlovu has commended the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) for its commitment towards the country’s development roadmap, as shown by the investment in resilient infrastructure, not only in the major cities, but at the local level. Addressing delegates who attended the official opening of the newly built, EMA Tsholotsho District Office, in Matabeleland Province, Hon Ndhlovu paid homage to the country’s environmental watchdog (EMA) saying the move, to open new offices, goes a long way in complementing…

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PSL champion, Zengeni, continues footballing journey at Costa Star Academy

PSL champion, Zengeni, continues footballing journey at Costa Star Academy

By Simbarashe Musaki FORMER Caps United FC attacking midfielder, Musset Zengeni was renowned for his long-range strikes and an ability to get past a cluster of defenders with ease and pace. He was often described by football pundits as a midfield elegant, dribbling wizard, and a good ball controller. On his day, he could not only dismantle the opposition with his trickery, but also easily boss the game with lively performances that left opponents chasing shadows. The BusinessConnect in its quest to enrich and nourish the country’s football vault as…

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Covid-19: The rebirth of local Traditional Knowledge systems!

Covid-19: The rebirth of local Traditional Knowledge systems!

Feature By Wellington Zimbowa “WHOEVER thought Zumbani/Umsuzwane (lippia javanica) will dominate discussions on home remedies for the Coronavirus in the world of developed pharmaceutical industry,” quipped the national export trade organisation ZimTrade in one of its reports on its website. The document analyses the growing public appetite for perceived or real traditional/organic and natural products in Zimbabweans’ health and wellness. This presents a huge economic opportunity, one which Midlands State University biochemical researcher, who made pioneering local research on the plant- the potential of a vibrant nutrascetic industry. Zimtrade notes…

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“Too many people are thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, when they ought to just water the grass they are standing on – Amar Dave”

“Too many people are thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, when they ought to just water the grass they are standing on – Amar Dave”

By Chester Dimairho Today we begin looking at the internal team. There are so many dynamics around the internal team, ranging from qualifications to individuals’ temperaments. Their varying roles too make it very interesting and engaging to keep your team motivated and focused on the bigger picture. Balancing short term issues with long term ones can also be an exciting challenge. Before we go into much detail, I will give the underlying principle the employment contract is premised upon. Legally, an employment contract arises when there is the availability of…

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Government opens door for youths participation in climate change fight

Government opens door for youths participation in climate change fight

Nesia Mhaka GOVERNMENT has opened floodgates of opportunities and empower the participation and contributions of young people in climate change processes, and administration that intensifies efforts to reconstruct the country’s green economy in a sustainable way by 2030. As young people have gained increasing prominence on the international development agenda, so too has the issue of their participation and contribution to national developmental processes. Globally, there is increasing recognition that young people do not only have the right to decide how resources are allocated, but that they also have valuable…

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POTRAZ gears up for 5g network

POTRAZ gears up for 5g network

By Wellington Zimbowa THE country’s telecommunications regulator, Post and Telecommunications Regulation Authority (POTRAZ) is anticipating a huge spike in the adoption of advanced internet networks as the populace, motivated by the new normal environment backed by an anticipated abundance of the disposable economy as a result of a good 2020/21 farming season. Presenting a 2020 state of affairs performance sector report, POTRAZ director-general forecast a positive upsurge in investment in network efficiencies by industry players together with Government. “Resultantly, we are likely to witness a surge in demand for communication…

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New CEO at Delta Beverages, Vice Chancellor for Gwanda State University

New CEO at Delta Beverages, Vice Chancellor for Gwanda State University

By Wellington Zimbowa LOCAL beverage giant Delta Corporation Limited is parting ways with former chief executive officer Pearson Gower with former finance director Mathlogonolo Valela now taking over the helm of the company. In a statement, the developments are effective from April 1 this year and Alex Makamure who has been company secretary and treasurer becomes the company’s Finance Director. “The Board congratulates Valela on his appointment and is confident that he will leverage his wealth of knowledge, strategic insights and passion to drive business growth,” said the company. Gowere…

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Ministry of Health under the spotlight

Ministry of Health under the spotlight

WHILE it is comforting to know that that there has been some headway in wage negotiations between teachers and the Government, as highlighted in Parliament recently, it is also important to note that the health of pupils and teachers is crucial, especially in view of the fact that there have been reported cases of COVID- 19 cases in some schools, Prince Edward High School, to be precise. Thursday (yesterday) newspapers were awash with the news that seven (7) pupils at the Harare school had tested positive for the virus and…

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Election pressure group challenges ZEC over elections

Election pressure group challenges ZEC over elections

By Wellington Zimbowa THE Election Resource Centre (ERC) has challenged the Zimbabwe Election Support Commission (ZEC) over the illegal practice of illegally announcing or postponing elections in Zimbabwe, while allegedly relying on media press statements to communicate with the electorate. This follows a recent press statement by ZEC chairperson Priscilla Chigumba on March 23 this year, which announced the continued ban of by-elections despite the country has lifted the business ban of most county’s sections due to lower COVID- 19 new infections and deaths. However, the Commission announced the start…

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