KAZA TFCA is the right direction

KAZA TFCA is the right direction

By   Staff Reporter ENVIRONMENT, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira says the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) should work to transform lives of surrounding communities among many other things. Countries under the KAZA TFCA are seeking to collaborate in the conservation of natural resources and promote tourism whilst boosting the socio-economic environment for their local communities. Addressing delegates at the KAZA TFCA Ministerial Meeting currently underway at Elephant Hills Hotel in Victoria Falls, Minister Mupfumira said everyone has a role to play in realizing this dream…

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Land reform irreversible :CFU

Land reform irreversible :CFU

By Ndafadza Madanha THE Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) whose membership is predominantly made up of white farmers who lost land under the country’s fast track land reform exercise has acknowledged that the programme is irreversible. Making submissions at the launch of the process to formulate a gender sensitive national land policy last week CFU President Andy Pascoe said his organization was now preoccupied with ensuring compensation for its members and secure tenure for the new farmers. “The irreversibility of the land reform is not in doubt but a review is…

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Women in Tourism launched

Women in Tourism launched

By Daniel Chigundu FIRST-LADY Auxillia Mnangagwa has applauded the formation of Women in Tourism National Chapter (WTNC) adding that women have the capacity to make a difference in the tourism sector if they are given the opportunity considering that they constitute a huge percent of global tourism workforce. Though women constitute about 49 percent of the global workforce in the tourism sector, they are however found mostly on the lower ranks a development which is said to have prevented them from effectively benefitting from the sector. Speaking at the launch…

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Air Tanzania to begin flights into Harare

Air Tanzania to begin flights into Harare

By Staff Reporter AIR Tanzania has revealed that it will begin flights to Harare and Lusaka this week buoyed by its recently acquired two Airbus A220s. The airline received the two aircrafts a month ago and will be flying into Harare every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. In a statement, the company said, “Air Tanzania will on February 22 commence the Dar Es Salaam-Harare and Dar Es Salaam-Lusaka flights”. The company has pegged its return flights at USD$168 for the economy class from Harare to Dar Es Salaam while a return trip…

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Take advantage of ITB opportunities: Mupfumira

Take advantage of ITB opportunities: Mupfumira

By Daniel Chigundu ENVIRONMENT, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira has called on the country’s tourism sector to take advantage of marketing opportunities at the 2018 edition of the Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) scheduled for 6-10 March in Berlin, Germany. ITB is arguably the biggest tourism fair in the world which brings together tour operators, tourism boards, tourism service providers and government officials and also provides a unique destination marketing opportunity among many others. The minister is expected to lead a team of about 26 tourism players composed of accommodation…

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Zimbabwe attends the World Government Summit

Zimbabwe attends the World Government Summit

By Daniel Chigundu ENVIRONMENT, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira who is leading an eight-member Zimbabwean delegation says the country can benefit immensely from the World Government Summit session currently happening in Dubai. The World Government Summit is a global platform dedicated to shaping the future of governments worldwide. Each year, the Summit sets the agenda for the next generation of governments, focusing on how they can harness innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity. This annual gathering which is held in February in Dubai hosts over…

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How land reform affected milk industry

How land reform affected milk industry

By Daniel Chigundu Dairibord Holdings Limited Zimbabwe chief executive officer Anthony Mandiwanza has told the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Industry and Commerce that the land reform program is to blame for milk shortages in the country. Zimbabwe is currently producing about 70 million litres of milk against a current demand of 120 million. Before the land reform program, the country was processing about 260 million litres. As a result of the milk shortages, Mandiwanza said his company has been forced to put of dairy plants in Bulawayo, Gweru, Kadoma, Chipinge…

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Likukuma appointed acting chief executive

Likukuma appointed acting chief executive

By Daniel Chigundu ENVIRONMENT, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira has appointed Rita Likukuma to the position of acting chief executive of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) with effect from 1 February 2019. Likukuma who is a ZTA board member is tasked with among other things to drive the vision of the authority in line with that of the country in the absence of Dr Karikoga Kaseke who is currently out on sick leave. In a statement to the media, ZTA head of corporate affairs Godfrey Koti said Likukuma…

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Zim pitches for investment in Germany

Zim pitches for investment in Germany

By Ndafadza Madanha ZIMBABWE is keen on attracting investment in the agriculture sector in order to increase productivity according to a senior government official currently in Berlin scouting for prospective investors. Deputy Minister of agriculture Douglas Karoro, who is in Germany attending the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, took the opportunity to outline some potential investment opportunities in the agribusiness sphere to delegates. Karoro said the agriculture sector which grew by 12.4% in 2018 and is projected to grow by 9,4% in 2019 owing to the EL Nino induced…

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We are not on strike: Zimra

We are not on strike: Zimra

By Daniel Chigundu The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has dismissed social media claims that its workers have embarked on an industrial action due to incapacitation caused by the economic meltdown in the country. Most workers in the country have circulated their notice for industrial action demanding better wages and cushion from the unreasonable transport prices. Among those statements that have circulated includes one that purports to be from Zimra workers. However, the country’s chief revenue collector disputed the alleged industrial action through a statement. “Contrary to reports that are circulating…

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