Sanganai/Hlanganani to stay longer in Bulawayo

Sanganai/Hlanganani to stay longer in Bulawayo

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke says Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo is going to stay longer in Bulawayo until it has helped revive tourism economy in the city. Sanganai/Hlanganani was moved from Harare to Bulawayo at the instruction of then Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa with the  aim of spreading activities around the country. The tourism economy in Bulawayo took a knock from massive deindustrialisation which saw most large corporates moving their headquarters to Harare while others chose to close shop instead. Addressing a press…

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Nkomo heritage trails launched

Nkomo heritage trails launched

  By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) says the decision to honour the later former Vice President Dr Joshua Nkomo through heritage trails is part of the new dispensation’s thinking. Dr Nkomo who was popularly known as “father Zimbabwe became the country’s Vice President from 1987 up to the time of his death 1999 and was known for being a unifier. Before the launch of the heritage trails, people marched from Blue Lagoon, pasted through Stanley Hall up to the Dr Nkomo’s statue in Bulawayo’s central business district. Speaking…

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Sanganai/Hlanganani grows by 4.6%

Sanganai/Hlanganani grows by 4.6%

By Daniel Chigundu THE 11th edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo has recorded a significant growth in terms of exhibitors driven largely by an increase in foreign participation. According to the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) South Africa has brought more tour operators to this year’s fair which has generally seen an overwhelming response from quality exhibitors. ZTA says it has had to extend exhibition space to allow companies that are continuously expressing interest in showcasing at this year’s premier event. Addressing the media, ZTA chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke said…

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AFDB and Govt launch high iron bean project

AFDB and Govt launch high iron bean project

By Malcolm Meja Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural settlement Ringston Chitsiko, in Collaboration with the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), within the framework of the African Development Bank (AfDB), launched the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT). The multi-national project titled “Promoting High Iron Beans in Zimbabwe” with focus on High Iron Bean value chain in the capital. The DR&SS under the Min. of Lands and Agriculture will be the leading institution. The bean compact project is being implemented in 8 African countries namely…

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Chitando eyes US$12b mining revenue

Chitando eyes US$12b mining revenue

By Staff Reporters  OUTGOING minister of mines Winston Chitando says mining sector revenue is likely to increase to US$12b by 2023 from US$2.5b recorded in 2017. Chitando said the growth will be spurred by growth in the gold and diamond sectors. He said the coal bed methane gas deposits coupled with vast coal deposits in the country will enable the nation to be diesel self sufficient by 2030. Chitando said that the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) has built significant capacity in diamond production through a successful transition from alluvial…

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ZRBF promotes tech for greater yields

ZRBF promotes tech for greater yields

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF) is carrying out activities that help communities and small holder farmers survive in the era of changing climate conditions dominated by high temperature and drought. Its operations are largely confined to the arid regions of the country namely Nkayi, Umzingwane, Bubi, Chiredzi among a host of other districts. ZRBF hopes through its interventions to promote value chain activities and financial services usage such as savings, credit and insurance. According to ZRBF research technician Mthulisi Maya one way of improving yields among…

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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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