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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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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#MatterOfFact Zimbabweans Enjoying Best Data Prices in Africa

#MatterOfFact Zimbabweans Enjoying Best Data Prices in Africa

Unlike what most reports have been touting lately on Zimbabwe mobile data bundles being the most expensive in the world, TechnoMag can confirm in light of research conducted, that in actual fact Zimbabwe enjoys the best data prices in Africa. The data rates which were packed by Potraz last year when they engaged the German company, Detecon to account for the emerging market trends and changing of consumer behaviour moving from voice to data, reveal that Zimbabwe charges had been reduced to 5 cents per megabyte from 12,5 cents, while…

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Fidelity, PSL sign lucrative soccer deal

Fidelity, PSL sign lucrative soccer deal

By Daniel Chigundu FIDELITY Life Assurance of Zimbabwe has entered into a three-year deal with the Premier Soccer League that will see it providing teams with medical and life assurance cover. Although the deal is said to be pegged at close to $1 million covering such things as Life Assurance, Medical Aid, Funeral Benefit, income protection scheme on injury and disability cover for all registered players and technical staff but in real terms, it is worth more than that. For example, funeral cover for each player in the PSL the…

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Over 200 dead in Mozambique: President Nyusi

Over 200 dead in Mozambique: President Nyusi

Staff Reporter Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi said in a televised statement after a cabinet meeting on the disaster on Tuesday, that the death toll after Cyclone Idai stood at more than 200, from the previous 84. The number of victims killed in the powerful cyclone in Mozambique has risen to more than double the previously recorded figure. Cyclone Idai could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters in the southern hemisphere. Winds of up to 170 kph (105 mph) and flooding swept across southeastern Africa, including Zimbabwe and Mozambique,…

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Let’s promote domestic tourism

Let’s promote domestic tourism

By Daniel Chigundu ENVIRONMENT, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira has called for the establishment of animal sanctuaries across the country as a way of promoting domestic tourism. Although Zimbabwe is endowed with a lot of natural resources including pristine wildlife which has seen it receiving international awards, local people have not been able to enjoy them. The major bottleneck has largely been exorbitant user fees at a time when levels of disposable income have dwindled sharply thereby turning tourism to become a preserve of foreigners or the rich….

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