Chawanda- Yesteryear legend who dreams big about Zimbabwe

Chawanda- Yesteryear legend who dreams big about Zimbabwe

By Simbarashe Musaki ZIMBABWE football legend, Ephraim Chawanda, who was the late Reinhard Fabisch’s trusted central defender during the Dream Team era, closed one chapter of his football career, the epic, decades-spanning story of him as a player on the same day he started a new one as a coach. The former Zimbabwe Saints FC determined player, Chawanda, was a hardworking player, who excels at intercepting loose balls and breaking down opposition plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes, tackling, tactical intelligence, and ability to read the game. He…

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Licensing of private power players under spotlight

Licensing of private power players under spotlight

By Wellington Zimbowa CONCERN has been raised on the identification of Independent Power Producers (IPP) in the country, amid a parliamentary report that a paltry 135.8 Mega Watts (MW) is being fed to the national grid against a capacity of 6 858.65MW by those licensed a decade ago. A parliamentary portfolio committee on Energy and Power Development recently explored the state of the IPPs and their input to the national grid. The Joel Gabuzza led committee stated that the majority of Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) 25 licenses issued covering…

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Chamisa pins hope on ‘Tripple C’

Chamisa pins hope on ‘Tripple C’

By Ruvimbo Chatyoka OPPOSITION leader, Advocate Nelson Chamisa has broken his prolonged silence by announcing the MDC Alliance’s ‘Tripple C’ (Citizens Convergence for Change) agenda for change in a recent, rare online address. In his own SONA, Chamisa issued a statement that sought to reveal the MDC A agenda saying, “Our agenda for 2021 is to bring citizens together under a new consensus, a new convergence, a new alliance a broad tent, to speak with one voice, act and win Zimbabwe for change. “Change will not come if we wait…

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Short-term loans stalling construction sector’s growth

Short-term loans stalling construction sector’s growth

By Edward Mukaro BUSINESS players in the construction sector have called on financial institutions to consider offering long-term loans compared to the short-term, as the latter has seen profitable projects grinding to a halt, while others have missed targets. Speaking in an interview with The BusinessConnect, the Zimbabwe Building Contractors Association (ZBCA) chief executive officer Crispen Tsvarai bemoaned the high cost of borrowing capital and the impact of short-term loans on the construction sector, while also urging financial institutions to assist constructors as failure to access long-term loans was crippling…

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