Govt, EU join hands for wildlife protection

Govt, EU join hands for wildlife protection

By Natalie Chiwomadzi EUROPEAN Union (EU) says it has partnered with the government of Zimbabwe in a move meant to protect wildlife poaching as well as animal and human conflicts. The partnership is based on three projects which are mainly aimed at protecting and promoting wildlife in the country. Addressing delegates at the launch of the projects, Head of the EU Delegation to Zimbabwe Ambassador Timo Olkkonen said the country’s natural riches are not only for the Zimbabweans to cherish, but they form part of a world heritage which is…

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Meikles can’t commit to US$30 million facelift

Meikles can’t commit to US$30 million facelift

By Malcolm Meja In a statement released on Friday, Meikles group chairman John Moxon said, the group does not consider that it is in a position to commit to the required US$30 million to modernise its prime Harare hotel. Meikles limited is in the process of selling its hotel to a Dubai based company, Albwardy Investment. Dubai billionaire, Ali Albwardy who also owns 3 hotels in Tanzania, owns Albwardy Investment. Group chairman, John Moxon said, initial forecasts suggests up to US$30 million needs to be spent on the hotel, and…

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Zim needs to invest in more rooms: Chidzidzi

Zim needs to invest in more rooms: Chidzidzi

By Natalie Chiwomadzi ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief operating officer Givemore Chidzidzi says Zimbabwe need to invest in more room capacity to correspond with increasing tourism traffic. Since the coming in of the new dispensation in November 2017, Zimbabwe has experienced an increase in tourist arrivals as well potential investors. Speaking at the Zimbabwe Property Investment Forum recently, Chidzidzi said the country has a very low hotel stock compared to what is required. “When visitors come to see available attractions, they need accommodation and this is an area we are…

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Zimbabwe needs US$34 billion to restore infrastructure

Zimbabwe needs US$34 billion to restore infrastructure

By Natalie Chiwomadzi ABOUT US$34 billion is required to restore Zimbabwe’s crumbling infrastructure in the coming decade amid calls for the government to redouble its efforts towards restoring macroeconomic stability in the country. Zimbabwe is currently leaving no stone unturned in seeking foreign direct investments and grants from global financing institutions. Infrastructure development is said to be key in Zimbabwe’s economic revival especially in its bid to attract foreign investors under the current “Open for Business” mantra that government has been singing since the coming in of the new dispensation…

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SMEs Expo preps on course

SMEs Expo preps on course

By Natalie Chiwomadzi SMEs International Expo managing director Delight Makotose says preparations for the 9th edition of the Expo are on course despite various challenges being faced in the economy. The Expo started in October 2011 with a view to give SMEs in the country and corporates an opportunity to interact and do business and possible forge partnerships. According to the FinScope MSME Zimbabwe Survey 2012, there are about 3, 5 million SMEs operating in Zimbabwe and many of them face challenges that range from lack of access to markets….

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ZOL to roll over unused data

ZOL to roll over unused data

Staff reporter LEADING internet service provider (ISP) ZOL has announced that with effect from August 1st this year, unused data will no longer expire but be rolled over to the next month. Most Zimbabweans would rush to download various things towards month-end in a bid to use up their remaining data before the expiration date; however, ZOL says there is a need for that anymore. In a statement released on its social media platform pages, ZOL advised, there was no need to rush up to use remaining data towards month…

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ZTA donates to GEMS

ZTA donates to GEMS

By Natalie Chiwomadzi ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) has donated trainers, kit bags, drinking water bottles and warm-up T-shirts to the Zimbabwe netball teams the GEMS. According to ZTA acting chief executive Rita Likukuma, the donation is in line with the organisation’s support for the girl child as well as promoting sports tourism. Likukuma said “there is a growing interest and prioritization of the tourism industry across Africa because countries have realized the immense, and yet untapped tourism possibilities that exist on the continent. “Sports tourism is one of them and…

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National Disability Expo set for Bulawayo

National Disability Expo set for Bulawayo

By Natalie Chiwomadzi THE National Disability Expo which is set to raise public awareness about disability as well as mobilise people living with disabilities for social change has been slated for the 31st to the 2nd of August at the City Hall in Bulawayo. The expo will be running under the theme ‘Ensuring Inclusion and Empowerment of persons with disabilities through Innovation and Technology #DisabilityIsOpenForInclusiveInvestments. Addressing the media at a press conference, National Disability Expo public relations chairperson Brian Sithole said the expo will create an opportunity for members of…

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Cassava Smartech launches Clean City

Cassava Smartech launches Clean City

By Malcolm Meja Cassava Smartech Limited has launched Clean City which is a tech-based sustainable waste management and cleaning services business. Clean City business model is modelled around complementing the country’s local authorities waste management efforts and bid for a cleaner and sustainable environment. Addressing delegates at the launch, Clean City chief executive officer Lovemore Nyatsine said the new business is designed to help urban areas through offering innovative and sustainable waste management solutions using the Vaya App. “We are excited to be officially unveiling Clean City today, with the…

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Econet focuses on strategies that preserve shareholder value

Econet focuses on strategies that preserve shareholder value

Staff Reporter MOBILE Telecommunications giant Econet Wireless Zimbabwe says it is intensifying its focus on strategies that preserve shareholder value owing to the prevailing economic environment. In a statement accompanying the company’s financial results for the year ended February 2019, Econet Zimbabwe chairman James Myers said the strategy is to achieve the intended results in the current economic situation. “Whilst we have always focused on creating shareholder value, the current economic environment has resulted in an increasing focus on strategies that preserve shareholder value,” said Myers The demerge of Econet…

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