Syngenta to unveil FD seed to curb fall army worm

Syngenta to unveil FD seed to curb fall army worm

By Ndafadza Madanha SWISS based Syngenta through its local agent Intaba trading will introduce maize seed treated with Fortenza Duo (FD) to help farmers curb the Fall Army Worm (FAW). FAW has wrecked havoc on the maize crop in sub Saharan Africa since it arrival in 2016 and worsened the food security position on the continent. A study on the impact of the fall armyworm in eastern Zimbabwe reveals that nearly 12 percent of crops are lost annually due to the infestation. And the study states that if the problem…

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All set for Zim Food and Culture Festival

All set for Zim Food and Culture Festival

PREPARATIONS for the inaugural Zim Food and Cultural Festival which kicks off this Thursdays (23 May) are said to be at an advanced stage. The festival which is a brainchild of First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa seeks among other things to promote and restore cultural diversity, unite locals, bridge the cultural divide and more importantly promote domestic tourism. Scheduled for Harare Gardens from the 23rd to the 25th of May, the festival is centred on celebrating Zimbabwe’s authentic and unique cultural lifestyle through showcasing various traditional foods, languages, arts, music, crafts,…

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CIMAS partner Lafarge on Manresa Clinic

CIMAS partner Lafarge on Manresa Clinic

By Natalie Chiwomadzi MEDICAL aid concern CIMAS has partnered with cement manufacturing company Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe on Manresa Clinic which will respond to the needs of the company’s workers and surrounding community. CIMAS board member Bart Mswaka who was standing in for company chairman Luke Ngwerume said the partnership on the clinic is in line with the organisation’s goals of providing healthcare. “The addition of the clinic was in line with the society’s goal of providing its members and prospective members with integrated healthcare solutions. “Full credit must go to…

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MDC to defy High Court judgement

MDC to defy High Court judgement

By Natalie Chiwomadzi MDC says its elective Congress set for Gweru will not be abandoned despite the High Court judgement that has nullified Nelson Chamisa’s presidency. High Court Judge Justice Edith Mushore ruled that Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri’s appointments to the party’s vice presidency were illegal and that the party must quickly hold an extraordinary Congress to choose Tsvangirai’s successor. Addressing a press conference MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume said the Congress will go on as planned despite the Justice Mushore’s judgement. “For the avoidance of doubt, preparation for the main…

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Zimnat donates to Melfort Old People’s Home

Zimnat donates to Melfort Old People’s Home

By Natalie Chiwomadzi ZIMNAT says it is going to provide free insurance cover for Melfort Old People’s Home two vehicles. Speaking on the donation, Zimnat chief executive officer Mustafa Sachak said they agreed to provide cover for the two vehicles for the whole year to ensure that the home’s vehicles are on the road legally. “The chairperson of Melfort Old People’s Home approached Zimnat Group for assistance for vehicle insurance cover after the institution received a donation of two vehicles,” said Sachak. The institution faces a number of challenges, among…

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Team Zimbabwe UK to promote tourism

Team Zimbabwe UK to promote tourism

By Natalie Chiwomadzi TEAM Zimbabwe-UK chief executive officer Marshall Gore says that apart from playing football, they have also come to help promote the country’s tourism sector as well as reconnect with the Zimbabwe culture. Speaking at a press conferencing/ addressing the media, Gore said that “beyond football, we are here to introduce these upcoming stars and allow them to understand the Zimbabwean culture and also to get to know the country,” he said. Gore also added that they will be taking videos and pictures and that they will do…

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Dubai, Zimbabwe civil servants incentive travel deal

Dubai, Zimbabwe civil servants incentive travel deal

By Daniel Chigundu DUBAI Civil Service Office has met with Zimbabwe over an incentive travel proposal for its civil servants. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) which is arguably the largest travel show in the Middle East. The deal is said to have been necessitated by the proposal from Zimbabwe and its good destination showing at the ATM fair. Zimbabwe Tourism Authority head of corporate affairs Godfrey Koti is among the Zimbabwean delegation in Dubai confirmed the development. “Team Zimbabwe has just…

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Homelink empowers women entrepreneurs

Homelink empowers women entrepreneurs

By Daniel Chigundu FINANCIAL concern Homelink has financed women, entrepreneurs, to come and exhibit their products and services at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). The women are drawn from the country’s various districts and are showcasing their various products in the arts that range from agricultural produce to arts and craft among many others. Homelink took a huge exhibition stand to allow the women to exhibit their wares to both potential local and international buyers. In an interview at the organisation’s exhibition stand in Hall 4, Homelink marketing manager…

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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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