We will continue to open more mines

We will continue to open more mines

By Daniel Chigundu PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says his government will continue to reopen closed mines in an effort to increase gold output. Zimbabwe is blessed with vast gold reserves but most mines are currently closed or are under care and maintenance owing to challenging operational environment. This has seen government relying on small miners who have done well despite lack of sophisticated equipment and adequate resources. Addressing party supporters at Rimuka Stadium in Kadoma during a political campaign rally, President Mnangagwa said he was proud of the small miners but his…

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Consensus building has failed: Chigumba

Consensus building has failed: Chigumba

By Staff Reporter Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba says even though they have gone out of their in trying to be inclusive, it is now clear that consensus building has failed. The commission has been engaging with the various stakeholders and political parties with a view to building consensus with regards to processes leading to the 2018 elections. However, instead of finding each other, it is now evident that the rift is slowly growing especially with opposition parties and other civil society organisations that work and monitor election…

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ZTA to assist ZiCOPA in future

ZTA to assist ZiCOPA in future

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) says it will improve its assistance to the Zimbabwe Championships of Performing Arts (ZiCOPA). ZiCOPA is going to represent Zimbabwe at the world championships in California, the United States of America where about 63 countries will be competing from 3rd to 15th of July. However, owing to lack of adequate resources ZiCOPA will only be sending a delegation of 13 (10 performers and 3 officials) thanks to well-wishers and parents of the children who have contributed towards the trip. Speaking at a delegation…

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ED urges OM to support command agric

ED urges OM to support command agric

  By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged Old Mutual (OM) to consider supporting the command agriculture programme and horticulture industry. The president was speaking at the OM Anchoring in Africa Zimbabwe gala dinner. “Over and above the well documented history of investment and business operations in Zimbabwe, allow me to highlight that OM has a long track record of partnering Zimbabwe’s government and its people on the socio-economic front over the years. These range from energy and power generation, to SME financing, agriculture funding of small scale banana…

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ZTA targets UK diaspora …move to boost tourist arrivals

ZTA targets UK diaspora  …move to boost tourist arrivals

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) says Zimbabweans in the diaspora have a lot to contribute to the growth of the country’s tourism sector and the economy in general. About 5 million Zimbabweans are reportedly in the diaspora seeking greener pastures owing to the current economic hardships being faced in the country. The United Kingdom is believed to have the second biggest number of Zimbabwean diaspora after South Africa and most of them have been failing to make a meaningful contribution to the economy owing to bottlenecks from the…

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We are serious about UK: Dr Kaseke

We are serious about UK: Dr Kaseke

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke has said the United Kingdom is an important tourism market that the country cannot afford to ignore. The UK was a significant contributor of tourist arrivals to the country before the country embarked on the land reform exercise which resulted in numbers retreating majestically. Tourism has been dubbed as the low hanging fruit for the government in its effort to resuscitate the economy, but to benefit more from it there is need to effectively put resources in marketing…

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Soccer legends good for tourism marketing

Soccer legends good for tourism marketing

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke has said the World Class Legends (WCL) who are in the country to play an exhibition match are good for marketing tourism owing to their huge following. The country’s tourism has been lagging behind owing to poor marketing strategies which were a result of lack of adequate funding from the government. Tourism thrives with high levels of consistent marketing as there is a wide competition for tourists from countries. However, since the coming in of the new dispensation,…

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SEZs ready to roll: Gono

SEZs ready to roll: Gono

By Ndafadza Madanha THE much-touted Special Economic Zones (SEZs) will roll out soon with the publication of regulations and incentive packages expected to be gazetted this week. Addressing members of the media today Special Economic Zones Authority (SEZA) chairman Gideon Gono said the SEZs are expected to spur economic growth. “We are now ready to roll. It means by the end of this week, the regulations and incentive packages will be gazette and once gazette, we can start approving projects, we can begin declaring areas, cities and towns as SEZs….

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ZTA eye Manchester United shirt deal

ZTA eye Manchester United shirt deal

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke has revealed that his organisation is currently negotiating with Manchester United Football Club for a possible shirt deal. The revelation comes barely a month after Rwanda tourism board entered into the same deal (Visit Rwanda) with Arsenal Football Club worth US$30 million. Rwanda is expected to benefit immensely from the deal owing to the huge following that Arsenal enjoys across the world. In an interview, Dr Kaseke said the deal that was eventually offered to Rwanda had first…

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Carnival to celebrate new dispensation: Dr Kaseke

Carnival to celebrate new dispensation: Dr Kaseke

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke has said the 2018 edition of the prestigious Harare International Carnival will focus on celebrating the new dispensation. The new dispensation led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa came on 24 November last year following Operation Restore Legacy which ousted the Robert Mugabe led regime. Since President Mnangagwa came into power, the country has recorded commendable progress in terms of business owing to his mantra “Zimbabwe is open for business” which has caught the attention of the international investors. Tourism…

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