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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TSP to assist SMEs formalisation

TSP to assist SMEs formalisation

By Daniel Chigundu THE Transitional Stabilisation Program (TSP) October 2018 to December 2020 says it endeavours to remove all the bottlenecks that have been making it difficult for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) from formalising. According to the FinScope MSME Survey Zimbabwe 2012, there are about 3.5 million SMEs in the country and only 15 percent of them are formalised. SMEs have since become the mainstay of Zimbabwe’s economy in the past decade accounting for more than 80 percent of employment while at the same time covering about 70 percent…

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Crisis, as Delta Corporation rejects Bond Notes

Crisis, as Delta Corporation rejects Bond Notes

By Daniel Chigundu GIANT beverages manufacturing firm, Delta Corporation has advised its wholesale and retail customers that it will now be selling its products in US Dollars beginning Friday (4 January 2019). Delta which accounts for the majority of beverages in the country both alcoholic and sparkling needs about US$40 to US$60 million per year to import raw materials from such countries as Swaziland. However, due to the prevailing economic hardships in the country, the company has been failing to get enough foreign currency to import the raw materials leading…

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Japan to continue promoting IP protection

Japan to continue promoting IP protection

By Daniel Chigundu THE government of Japan says it is looking at continuing its efforts of helping Africa in the area of promoting investments and protection of Intellectual Property (IP) as part the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) program. TICAD was launched by Japan as a multilateral and open forum that generates innovative discussions on African development and during the 6th edition of the program held in Nairobi Kenya in 2016, Japan announced that it would provide training to 1,000 people over a period of three years between…

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