“Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future – Denis Waitley”

“Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future – Denis Waitley”

By Chester Dimairho We continue with our leadership theme today. I am now on the tail end of the articles under the leadership pillar. Last week I wrote about the biggest pitfall in leading the teams in your business. There are so many other ones, but they are not as devastating as poor, manipulated or no communication. I also do not want to dwell too much on negative leadership. Today I want us to consider a local company, which has done very well because the founder was and continues to…

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Towards a robust agricultural revolution: The Presidential Pledge

Towards a robust agricultural revolution: The Presidential Pledge

State-run media organisations dedicated huge airtime and media space lauding the government for indeed the major transformation of the Agriculture Bank of Zimbabwe into the Agriculture Financing Cooperation (AFC). The major thrust of the new institution unveiled last Friday by President Emmerson Mnangagwa is to provide a premier short and long term one-stop-shop for agriculture production. The new institution brings into fresh memory the colonial settler’s Land Agriculture Development Bank that was used to spearhead the land subjugation of the indigenous people. It was a highly funded and well-orchestrated agric…

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Africa join hands in fighting food insecurity

Africa join hands in fighting food insecurity

By Wellington Zimbowa AFRICA gears to double agriculture production through a joint US$17 billion pledge to boost food security amid worrying revelations that about 300 million of her people sleep on empty stomachs, every day. A recent press statement by the African Development Bank (AfDB), disclosed this following a two-day high–level dialogue, running under the theme: “Feeding Africa: Leadership to scale up successful innovations”. “African countries commit to double agricultural productivity as development banks and partners pledge over US$17billion to increase food security. “A coalition of multilateral development banks and…

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National Foods’ volumes increase by 14.2%

National Foods’ volumes increase by 14.2%

By Staff Reporter A cocktail of factors among them price stability along with increased real income in certain sectors of the economy drove National Foods Holding Limited’s volumes up by 14.2 percent (%), compared to the same period last year, according to the group’s third-quarter trading update. Said the group, “The price stability, along with increased real incomes in certain sectors of the economy saw an improvement in consumer demand. This resulted in strong growth in volumes across the product portfolio with the exception of the Maize category. Volumes for…

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Waste Management Committees enhance livelihoods

Waste Management Committees enhance livelihoods

By Edward Mukaro LOCAL authorities have been implored to spearhead the formation of local level Waste Management Committees in all major centres so that cleanliness is attained in its totality, while also assisting communities to identify livelihoods enhancement opportunities. Government has been at the forefront, encouraging citizens to make use of all disposal waste and get value out of it to sustain livelihoods. Speaking recently at Mahamba Business Centre, in Bubi District Matabeleland North Province, Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Mangaliso Ndhlovu challenged local authorities to empower residents…

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‘Shoot to kill infrastructure vandals’ – NRZ beckons government

‘Shoot to kill infrastructure vandals’ – NRZ beckons government

By Wellington Zimbowa REELING from grappling cases of damage to its infrastructure – costing millions of hard currency –the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has called for a holistic intervention approach to rescue the ailing rails operator, including a ‘shoot to kill’ policy targeting unruly artisanal miners threatening its viability, especially in gold-rich areas. This follows Information, Broadcasting Services and Media Minster, Monica Mutsvangwa’s Tuesday revelations that Cabinet has enlisted special security services along the recently invaded Bulawayo-Beitbridge railway corridor to deter artisanal mining activities damaging that corridor’s infrastructure. NRZ…

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Citizens being coned by borehole drilling companies… as local authorities fall short of water supply

Citizens being coned by borehole drilling companies… as local authorities fall short of water supply

Opinion By Blessing Mandikonza There has been a huge rise in the number of borehole drilling companies, in and around Harare, such has been mainly caused by the need for alternative water sources particularly for the capital city, where a number of suburbs have not known municipal tapped water for the past 20 years. Access to water for domestic purposes has become a nightmare in Harare. For instance, millenials in Chitungwiza have never seen a drop of water oozing out their taps, despite having the infrastructure set up. In other…

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GSMA Innovation Fund to enhance mobile internet service penetration

GSMA Innovation Fund to enhance mobile internet service penetration

By Edward Mukaro ZIMBABWE’s mobile internet service penetration is set to receive a boost from the GSMA Innovation Fund grant for Mobile Internet Adaptation and Digital Inclusion that was awarded to Zonful Energy, through the support of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the Deutche Geselleschaft fur International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the GSMA and its members. According to a press release from the energy firm, the grant will go a long way in enabling marginalised members of society who cannot afford to access mobile internet services due to…

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“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle – Napoleon Hill”

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle – Napoleon Hill”

By Chester Dimairho The greatest pitfall many business owners fail to avoid is poor, manipulated or no communication at all with their team. Communication is very key for any human relationships, whatever the purpose of that relationship. Entrepreneurship, warfare, and sports have the same fundamentals and communication is a key fundamental. The object of war is to deceive the enemy. What better strategy is there other than having good communication lines on your end and distorting the enemy’s communication lines? If the general on the one side achieves that, victory…

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LADS to increase efficiency in councils

LADS to increase efficiency in councils

By Ruvimbo Chatyoka GOVERNMENT has launched the Local Authority Digital System (LADS) AFRICA, a system that will go a long way in improving local authorities’ operations as LADS enables the provision of accurate and timely billing, enforce revenue collection through payment plans and produce timely financial reports, among other benefits. The launch that was graced by the Minister of Local Government and Public Works, Honourable July Moyo at the Rainbow Towers, on the 28th April, comes after growing demand from local authorities after which the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT)…

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