CZR to conduct retail trade survey

CZR to conduct retail trade survey

By Daniel; Chigundu THE Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) says it will be embarking on its maiden Annual State of the Retail Sector Survey with a view to building knowledge that will be used to enhance the sector going forward. The results of the survey will be presented on the occasion of the Annual National Retailers Awards in November this year ahead of the 2019 national budget announcement. According to a statement by CZR principal economist Clemence Machadu, the survey will help give a clear picture of the retail sector…

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We are ready to help Zimbabwe: Indonesia

We are ready to help Zimbabwe: Indonesia

By Daniel Chigundu INDONESIA’s Deputy Ambassador to Zimbabwe His Excellency Partogi J Samosir says his country is ready and has always been ready to help Zimbabwe as a way of showing its love for the country. Zimbabwe which is currently under the new dispensation which came into power in November last year has reiterated that it is ready and willing to engage with any country for the mutual benefit of both countries. Following years of isolation from the international community, Zimbabwe is looking for investors to tap into the vast…

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Zheing Zhiang to market Zimbabwe tourism

Zheing Zhiang to market Zimbabwe tourism

By Daniel Chigundu A 10 member delegation from China’s Zheing Zhiang Radio and TV Group is in the country to shoot a documentary video which they will use to market the country, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister has said. The coming in of the delegation is a follow up to engagements made during last state visit to China by a high powered Zimbabwean delegation led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in April this year. The documentary video will mainly focus on the major tourism products, investment opportunities available in the tourism…

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It’s time to unite the country: Khupe

It’s time to unite the country: Khupe

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T leader Thokozani Khupe has called on President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa to put more emphasis on uniting the country if he entertains hopes of developing the country going forward. Zimbabwe is hugely divided on tribal grounds, regionalism and political affiliation among many others. However, it is tribalism between the Shona and Ndebele groups which is more pronounced and has reportedly seen certain areas in the country lagging behind in terms of development since independence in 1980. People of Ndebele origin are of the view that the Matabeleland region…

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Stop the raids: Chamisa

Stop the raids: Chamisa

By Daniel Chigundu MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa has called on the police and the military to stop night raids of political activists and human rights defenders currently happening in suburbs arguing that they are meant to instil fear in people. Since the violent clashes in Harare’s Central Business District which saw over 10 people dying of gunshot wounds allegedly from soldiers, people in such suburbs as Chitungwiza, Mbare and Kuwadzana have not had peace. According to word doing rounds on social media, soldiers are reportedly beating people door to…

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BAT contributes US$118m to economy sustains over 32 000 agric jobs

BAT contributes US$118m to economy sustains over 32 000 agric jobs

AN economic impact assessment study by research analysts, Econex has highlighted the significant role that British American Tobacco Zimbabwe (BAT) plays in the local economy. The economic impact assessment measures the contribution of a company within a sector to the economy; it captures the direct contribution as well as the indirect and induced impacts. According to the some of the key findings of the report BAT has contributed a total of US$118.9m to the national economy, equating to 0.8% of Zimbabwe’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Production generated amounted to US$289m equating…

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Tourists are safe in Zimbabwe: ZTA

Tourists are safe in Zimbabwe: ZTA

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) says both local and international tourists are safe to travel to the country’s attraction centres adding that the post-election violence experienced last week does not pose a threat. According to ZTA, the protests were only experienced in Harare’s Central Business District and did not affect the country’s tourist attraction centres. In a statement to the media, ZTA said while the events are regrettable, they, however, did not in any way affect the country’s “safe destination status” “The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) would like…

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AFDB ponders US$21m for agricultural value chain

AFDB ponders US$21m for agricultural value chain

THE African Development Bank (AFDB) board of directors is considering a US$21m Agricultural Value Chain Project for Zimbabwe (AVCP) which is expected to promote infrastructure rehabilitation and value chain development of improved crop and livestock production. According to AFDB country manager for Zimbabwe Damoni Kitabire the project will also indirectly benefit value chain players through job creation. “The Bank is currently preparing an Agricultural Value Chain Project (AVCP), estimated total cost of USD 21.30 Million. The project is awaiting approval by the Board of Directors and shall be communicated in due…

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ED in narrow win

ED in narrow win

By Daniel Chigundu ZANU PF Presidential candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa won the 2018 harmonised election after garnering 50.8% votes against Nelson Chamisa’s 44.3%. Mnangagwa becomes the second President of the Republic of Zimbabwe following the ouster of Robert Mugabe in November last year through Operation Restore Legacy. According to ZEC, the Zanu PF candidate got 2 460 463 votes, while top rival Chamisa was close at 2 147 436. In terms of provinces, MDC Alliance won Harare, Bulawayo, Matabeleland North and Manicaland, while Zanu PF got Masvingo, Mashonaland East, Matabeleland South,…

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“Blackman” wins Kwekwe Central

“Blackman” wins Kwekwe Central

By Daniel Chigundu FORMER Zanu PF legislator Masango Matambanadzo has won the Kwekwe Central Constituency seat beating MDC Alliance favourite Blessing Chebundo. Matambanadzo was recalled from Parliament during the 5th session of the Eighth Parliament of Zimbabwe after he was expelled from Zanu PF for allegedly belonging to the ousted G40 faction. According to statistics released by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), Matambanadzo polled about 7800 votes against Chebundo’s 7100 votes. We are back with another set of results as promised Posted by Open Parly ZW on Tuesday, July 31,…

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