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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Battle lines drawn …as ED sets election dates

Battle lines drawn …as ED sets election dates

General Election Proclaimed Today, the 30th May 2018, President Mnangagwa gazetted a proclamation setting the dates for the forthcoming general election.  The proclamation can be accessed on the Veritas website (www.veritaszim.net) In Proclamation 2 of 2018 (SI 83 of 2018), the President fixed the following dates:   Nomination day: Thursday 14th June 2018, for all elections (presidential, parliamentary and local authority elections) This is the day on which nominations of candidates for election are processed by nomination courts presided over by nominations officers appointed by ZEC. The places where the…

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Govt to ban grain imports

Govt to ban grain imports

By Ndafadza Madanha VICE President (VP) Emmerson Mnangagwa says government will ban importation of grain in order to curb arbitrage in the wake of a successful cropping season that will result in Zimbabwe recording a surplus of the staple crop. VP Mnangagwa said this while responding to a question from Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) president Busisa Moyo at the International Business Conference that some individuals are likely to take advantage of the high prices offered by GMB for grain to import the same and resell to the parastatal. Grain…

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Indigenisation Committee a vivid reflection of factionalism

Indigenisation Committee a vivid reflection of factionalism

By Michael Gwarisa THE country’s ruling party Zanu-PF romped to an election victory in 2013 which saw it getting the biggest representation in both houses of Parliamentary that is National Assembly and Senate. The world over, Parliaments have set up thematic portfolio committees that are meant to provide checks and balances of both government, public and private entities with the aim of instilling order and professionalism for the good of the nation. The Zimbabwean parliament has 19 operational portfolio committees which are chaired mainly by members of the ruling party…

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Command Agriculture hangs in limbo

Command Agriculture hangs in limbo

By Ndafadza Madanha GOVERNMENT’s much hyped command agriculture program hangs in the balance amid revelations that financial challenges could jeopardize its success.   The command agriculture program spearheaded by Vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who also chairs the cabinet committee on food security has contracted 20 000 farmers to plant 400 000 hectares of maize during the 2016/17 summer season. Output from the 400 000 hectares is set at two million metric tonnes, with US$500 million required to fund the program which will bolster the country’s food security and reduce grain…

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