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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ZIMRA posts a 6-month collection of $4.96 billion

ZIMRA posts a 6-month collection of $4.96 billion

By Natalie Chiwomadzi ZIMBABWE Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) says it has posted a six-month gross collection of $4.96 billion against a target of $4.30 billion despite the challenging economic environment characterised by rising inflation. Speaking during the company’s annual general meeting, commissioner general Faith Mazani said that the performance snapshot for 6 months ending 25 June 2019 is 15.54% above the estimated target. “Net collections increased from $2.31 billion same period in 2018 to $4.77 billion in 2019, 106.5% nominal growth and 4.38% real growth after adjustment for annual inflation,” she…

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Heritage and Tourism Trails the way to go: Likukuma

Heritage and Tourism Trails the way to go: Likukuma

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) acting chief executive Rita Likukuma says heritage and tourism trails play an important role in attracting tourists globally and that the country should not be left behind. According to UNESCO and UNWTO, heritage tourism accounts for about 40% of global tourism arrivals Addressing delegates in Bulawayo at the 20th Anniversary Joshua Nkomo Day Commemorations – Joshua Nkomo Legacy Walk and Umdala Wethu Dance, Likukuma said the country must position itself to tap into this market. “One of our tourism pillars as a tourism…

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Govt, EU, UN partner to end gender based violence

Govt, EU, UN partner to end gender based violence

By Natalie Chiwomadzi ZIMBABWE has partnered with the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) to end violence against women and girls under the Spotlight Initiative Country Program. According to the program, Zimbabwe is among the eight countries in African that have been chosen to benefit from 22 million Euros that has been donated towards the initiative. Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Amon Murwira who spoke on behalf of President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the launch of the initiative said the government will remain committed to the partnership. “The government…

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Agribank to handle US$102m agric mechanization programme

Agribank to handle US$102m agric mechanization programme

By Ndafadza Madanha GOVERNMENT through the ministry of Agriculture says Agribank will be responsible for the disbursement of US$102m worth of agricultural equipment secured under two facilities. In recent month’s government has secured two facilities with the Belarus government (US$52m) and agriculture equipment manufacturer John Deere (US$50m) for the supply of agriculture equipment. The equipment includes 1000 tractors, combine harvester, and planters. “Agribank will play an instrumental role in administering the two facilities; it will vet those who shall be eligible to ensure there is transparency and independence. We expect…

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We would rather keep our ivory stockpiles: Zimbabwe

We would rather keep our ivory stockpiles: Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE says it will not burn its stockpiles of ivory even if they don’t get permission to sell from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The country is said to be holding stockpiles of ivory worth about US$600 million which they intend to convince CITES to allow them to trade. Proceeds from the trade have been earmarked for conservation purposes as well as uplifting lives of people in communities surrounding national parks. There has been pressure from “animal lovers” and such countries like Kenya for countries like…

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Zimbabwe Agricultural Show unveils new logo

Zimbabwe Agricultural Show unveils new logo

  THE Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) has adopted a new show logo that reflects the new identity of the rebranded Zimbabwe Agricultural Show, which will be held from 26 to 31 August 2019 under the theme “Technology. Innovation. Modernisation: Adopt. Accentuate. Accelerate.” In an interview, ZAS Head- Sales and Marketing, Cynthia Tapera, said brands can be successfully revamped by adapting current styles while celebrating their history. “ZAS is about heritage, about making that heritage relevant for today and making that heritage relevant tomorrow. Inspiration for the development of the ZAS…

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