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Minister SB Moyo – We Are Ready to Embrace the World

By Sibusiso Moyo Last week, on the sidelines of the meeting in London of the Commonwealth heads of government, I was invited to discuss my country Zimbabwe’s return to the organisation. As is well known, Zimbabwe left this club in 2003, but the country’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has pledged …

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Govt Procures New Borehole Drilling Rigs

Minister of Environment Water and Climate, Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri on Monday commissioned new borehole drilling rigs and support trucks procured by government to accelerate the country’s drive to ensure universal access to water for all citizens. Speaking at the commissioning of the new borehole rigs in Harare, Muchinguri said rigs …

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Local Investors Call for Equal Treatment On Economic Zones

Local producers have welcomed the government’s Special Economic Zones framework targeted at attracting foreign direct investment into the country, saying they should also benefit from the policy to boost their production. In an interview with 263Chat during the Buy Zimbabwe tour on Tuesday, Lotus Stationary manufacturers, Rank Finance Director, Ketan …

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Zimbabwe C/Bank Seeks Lower Interest Rates

Zimbabwe’s central bank is in talks with banks to reduce interest rates on loans to stimulate production across various sectors of the economy, Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga told a business conference on Wednesday. “Most companies are now shells with old and antiquated equipment, resulting in inefficient production. It is therefore, important …

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Catalysing Agriculture Value Chain

By Sanderson Abel Zimbabwe is an agricultural based economy and hence support to the sector is of paramount importance. Financial support to agriculture is very important given the unique role of Zimbabwean agriculture in the macroeconomic framework and its role in poverty alleviation. The challenge of agricultural financing in the …

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Mining to contribute over 70% forex earnings

BY MTHANDAZO NYONI Speaking at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ) conference held concurrently with the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo yesterday, Munodawafa said the mining sector was the biggest foreign currency earner in the country. “We are about 13% of the gross domestic product (GDP) as …

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Econet and the mystery of disappearing data

By TATIRA ZWINOIRA While smartphones do use background data, the number of affected mobile subscribers has begged a new look into the mystery of Econet and disappearing mobile data. Last week, NewsDay did a poll on both its Twitter account and Facebook page asking whether anyone had experienced unexplained missing …

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Curse of forgetting useful information, knowledge

By CHARLES DHEWA The farmers had travelled from distant areas to come and witness the first scientific experiment in the history of their rural farming community. There is no shortage of similar stories in many developing countries. Agricultural experts who do not practice after training tend to lose the most …

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Curse of forgetting useful information, knowledge

By CHARLES DHEWA The farmers had travelled from distant areas to come and witness the first scientific experiment in the history of their rural farming community. There is no shortage of similar stories in many developing countries. Agricultural experts who do not practice after training tend to lose the most …

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Millers seek bran importation ban

BY BUSINESS REPORTER In a statement yesterday, GMAZ general manager Lynette Veremu said the importation of bran was a waste of foreign currency. “We note with concern that the Lands, Rural Resettlement and Agriculture ministry has been issuing out import permits for maize and wheat bran,” she said. “Consequently, there …

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