All set for IBC at ZITF

All set for IBC at ZITF

By Daniel Chigundu ABOUT 800 delegates drawn from various sectors of the country’s economy are expected to converge for the annual International Business Conference (IBC) today in Hall 2 at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). IBC which is hosted by ZITF in conjunction with the National Economic Consultative Forum (NECF) has become one of the headline side events at the trade fair. The conference brings together government and private sector under one room to discuss issues affecting the economy and possible solutions as well as opportunities that are available…

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Cllr. Maiko is the new Chitungwiza Mayor

Cllr. Maiko is the new Chitungwiza Mayor

By Staff Reporter CHITUNGWIZA Town Council has finally elected a substantive mayor 7 months after the nullifications of Councillor Gift Tsverere election to the top seat by the High Court. The new Mayor Councillor Lovemore Maiko of MDC Alliance polled 16 votes against Zanu PF’s Councillor Kevin Mutimbanyoka who managed only 7 votes. Councillor Musa Makweza of MDC Alliance was elected Deputy Mayor with 16 votes outclassing Zanu PF’s candidate Councillor John Matienga who got 5 votes while 2 ballots were deemed to be spoiled votes. Speaking after his election,…

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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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Econet commissions largest industrial solar plant in Zimbabwe

Econet commissions largest industrial solar plant in Zimbabwe

Staff Reporter Diversified telecommunications group Econet Wireless commissioned a 466KW solar power plant at its Willowvale industrial complex in Harare today. The solar plant engineered and designed by Econet group’s subsidiary, Distributed Power Africa (DPA), is the largest commercial and industrial carport and roof mount installation to be deployed in the country.Steps taken by Econet’s solar business are part of the company’s commitment towards adoption of clean and renewable energy in Zimbabwe. The 466KW grid tied solar system will operate under a 25-year Independent Power Producer (IPP) Licence, one of the…

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Edgars banking on salary increases

Edgars banking on salary increases

By Staff Reporter CLOTHES retailing and manufacturing concern Edgars Stores Limited says it anticipates a better working environment buoyed by an anticipated salary increase in the economy. The government which is arguably the largest formal employer in the country is currently in negotiation with its workers on the possibility of salary increases. Civil servants constitute a huge chunk of Edgars and Jet Stores customers where they take clothes and cosmetics on accounts. In a statement accompanying the company’s abridged unaudited results for the 52 weeks ended 6 January 2019, Edgars…

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More call time for just a Dollar

More call time for just a Dollar

By News correspondent  ZIMBABWEANS can get more value for money using their local mobile network lines by simply manipulating the already available intra network promotions, which gives users about 10 minutes per every dollar if they are calling local However this option for a long time has been limited to intra calls while across network charges a maximum of 3minutes 30sec for a dollar, a figure out of reach for many. The best way, though most people are beating this costly mode is by simply jabbing mobile networks sim cards and convert…

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Zim among the highest in Africa on Mobile Penetration

Zim among the highest in Africa on Mobile Penetration

Zimbabwe was once recorded nation with World’s fastest mobile penetration, around 2008 it jumped from 8% to 37%, come 2013 we recorded the highest ever of 106%, We should have been doing something right, especially in terms of policy toward mobile access during those years Today we are amongst the highest in Sub-Saharan Africa. The growth can be attributed to a number of factors chief among them affordable mobile voice calls and sim cards purchase. Mobile penetration rate has since 2014 been on an upward trend hovering in the region…

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Youths to get priority in land allocation: ED

Youths to get priority in land allocation: ED

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says his administration will prioritize allocation of agricultural land to youths in the country as part of efforts to economically empower them. At a time when the country is battling to create employment opportunities for the thousands of youths churned out of the country’s tertiary and vocational institutions, agriculture and its value chains has been identified as one of the sectors that could create thousands of jobs for youths. Youths remain largely marginalized in terms of participation in agriculture production with the Ministry of…

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Zim eager to start agropoles

Zim eager to start agropoles

By Ndafadza Madanha THE government of Zimbabwe is eager to adopt agropoles in a bid to transform agriculture by attracting private investment and mainstream youths and women into the sector. Already government has overseen stakeholder engagement on agropoles and incubation hubs and four working groups have been formed namely; the production and processing; finance and investments; value chain alliances; and support services working group. The envisioned agropoles are mainly centered on horticulture and restoring the sector to its past status, when Zimbabwe was exporting fruits, flowers and vegetables across the…

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DELTA-BOOST Launch 2019 MAD campaign

DELTA-BOOST Launch 2019 MAD campaign

By Malcolm Meja Delta Corporation in partnership with the Boost fellowship yesterday launched the theme for their 3rd annual “Make A Difference”(MAD) Campaign program. The launch was held on at the Mandel training center in Harare. The MAD program has a special interest on empowering youths and women through addressing waste management problems from an entrepreneurial standpoint. Participants of the program are students from various universities in Zimbabwe, and they’re subsequently divided into groups to work on waste management projects throughout the year. Officially, launched three years ago in partnership with the BOOST…

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