Acceleration vaccine manufacturing, rollout – ZLHR

Acceleration vaccine manufacturing, rollout – ZLHR

By Gladys Machiwenyika THE Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights has called for the acceleration in the manufacturing and equal roll out of the COVID- 19 vaccine, while highlighting inequalities between developing and developed nations’ healthcare systems, as the world celebrated World Health Day, amidst the pandemic. Commemorating the “right to good health”, ZLHR said the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has highlighted the inequalities between developing and developed countries regarding access to quality healthcare. “High-income countries that have robust healthcare systems, despite being harshly affected by COVID- 19, have been able to respond…

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CHRA says no to double taxation

CHRA says no to double taxation

By Kudzaishe Machiwenyika THE Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) has urged residents to resist what it called “double taxation” from ‘failing’ authorities, as the City of Harare moots the introduction of a roads levy, via the back door in Harare. In a statement released to the media, CHRA implored all Harare residents and motorists to resist any form of Road Tax or Levy, as the resident’s association sees such action by the council as double taxation on citizens. “This injustice in the making is not welcomed in Harare whereby citizens…

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ZIDA, ZTA in joint national rebranding exercise

ZIDA, ZTA in joint national rebranding exercise

By Wellington Zimbowa ZIMBABWE has scaled its national economic investment drive, with the Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency (ZIDA) and the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) moderating on a strategic alliance to boost the country’s image to woe investors. Speaking on the telephone, this Thursday, after a virtual stakeholders workshop, ZIDA’s chief investments and corporate affairs officer Tinotenda Kambasha said perceptions were critical in attracting the much-needed investment in the country. “We are in the process of coming up with an agreement on a strategic alliance aimed at ensuring ease of doing…

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“How far you can go in life is yet to be seen. Don’t let other people’s limited beliefs about what’s possible diminish your potential – Kevin Ngo”

“How far you can go in life is yet to be seen. Don’t let other people’s limited beliefs about what’s possible diminish your potential – Kevin Ngo”

By Chester Dimairho Last week we looked at the general underlying principle of the labour contract. It’s a very emotive issue and must be handled with care. For the sake of our analysis, I am going to consider the mechanical side of things before we deal with the emotional side of things. Basically, being a business owner and employer puts you in a position where you can leverage other people’s time. Essentially you get more done in a day than you would alone. The more the team members, the more…

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BAT posts ZW$18 million profit

BAT posts ZW$18 million profit

By Edward Mukaro PRICE increases and revenue generated through export of cut-rag tobacco has enabled the country’s leading cigarette manufacturing concern, British America Tobacco (BAT) to post a 2 percent (%) gross profit increase to ZW$18 million, for the trading period ending 31 December 2020, compared to the prior year. The positive financial trading period however came amidst the various challenges posed by the COVID- 19 pandemic, which affected disposable incomes. As a result sales volumes were affected as the firm recorded a decline of 12%. Said BAT, “Despite the…

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Let’s enjoy responsibly this Easter

Let’s enjoy responsibly this Easter

HOLIDAYS are mostly meant for merry-making, as families come together taking a pedal off the hectic work schedule, however, this Easter holiday folks should take heed and abide by the set rules and regulations to prevent the chances of triggering the feared third wave of the COVID- 19 pandemic. It’s human nature to have the urge of letting off some steam by merry-making and willfully disregarding protective regulations to enjoy the moment, whatever occasion. One hopes the masses will at least try to adhere to Government’s regulations as it is…

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Zimpost launches Covid-19 reference stamps

Zimpost launches Covid-19 reference stamps

By Wellington Zimbowa THE country’s VICE President Constantine Chiwenga who also doubles as the Health and Child Care Minister, yesterday unveiled COVID- 19 commemorative stamps as the country stepped up the notch in advocacy and awareness campaign against the global pandemic. Millions have succumbed to the disease since its outbreak in China, according to WHO. Unveiling the Zimpost awareness stamps, Vice President Chiwenga stressed the importance of effective communication encompassing timely and credible information for public benefit. “I am pleased to see the well-timed release of the covid-19 awareness stamps,…

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CCMT averts explosive land conflicts in Midlands Province

CCMT averts explosive land conflicts in Midlands Province

By Edward Mukaro THE Centre for Conflict Management Transformation (CCMT) has moved swiftly to avert clashes between local authorities and citizens due to Development Induced Developments (DID) with the potential to displace 3000 people from their homes by facilitating dialogue the authorities and citizens that are set to be affected, in the Midlands Province. The non-governmental organisation notes that addressing land grievances and conflicts is fundamental to creating sustainable peace, as land conflicts result in social discrimination and economic marginalisation and may result in violence, while unequal access to land…

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ZESN moves to capacitate Parly

ZESN moves to capacitate Parly

By Ruvimbo Chatyoka ZIMBABWE Election Support Network (ZESN) has moved to capacitate Parliamentary members of the portfolio committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentarian Affairs on the theory and practice of the Delimitation process to capacitate them with an insight role and offer effective support to the Delimitation process. ZESN noted that, “The Delimitation of Electoral Boundaries is one of the key processes in the Electoral Cycle, with a bearing on the credibility of Electoral outcomes. If Electoral boundaries are not periodically adjusted, population inequalities develop across districts.” Furthermore, ZESN expects…

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Citizens warming up to COVID- 19 jab

Citizens warming up to COVID- 19 jab

By Edward Mukaro ZIMBABWEANS are gradually warming up to the COVID- 19 jab, as hundreds continue to join the queues at designated vaccination centres across the country. The COVID- 19 has brought the world to its knees; leaving Governments across the globe are in a rush to safeguard the populace by encouraging vaccination against the pandemic. When the first batch of vaccines arrived from China, the Government of Zimbabwe earmarked a targeted immunization of 60 percent (%) of the populace, as more and more vaccines continue to be acquired by…

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