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AG’s report: House must tighten screws on the fiscus

Beaven Dhliwayo Features Writer The Parliament of Zimbabwe should expedite the alignment of the Public Finance Management (PFM) to the Constitution in order to enforce mechanisms for continuous monitoring of public resources and provision for redress during implementation of the budget rather than wait for the Auditor-General’s (AG) report. The …

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Editorial Comment: Implement producer price policy delicately

There is intense debate countrywide on whether or not the Government should prescribe producer prices for agricultural produce . Cotton, wheat and maize are major crops in which Government has keen interest and before the opening of every marketing season, farmers will be waiting with alacrity to hear the new …

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Mnangagwa creating a bourgeoisie class

WHEN it staged the November 2017 coup, the military was very candid in its statement that the grave action was an effort to “restore Robert Mugabe’s legacy”, a heritage that over time had been reversed by flagging economic conditions. However, in addition to near universal education and health services, land …

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Civil servants wages: Govt can’t run forever

GOVERNMENT’s continued action of snubbing its workers as it tries to avoid paying what is due to the civil servants is nothing short of folly. In fact, it reminds us of lyrics of one of reggae music legend Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley’s greatest songs in which he said: “Ya running …

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African health scientists showcase ground-breaking researches

Roselyne Sachiti Features, Health and Society Editor An estimated 300 health scientists from Africa and other parts of the world are gathered in Dakar, Senegal to showcase ground-breaking researches from across the continent aimed at reducing Africa’s disease burden to create healthier communities. Scientific breakthroughs under discussion at the meeting, …

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Rural communities bank on irrigation agriculture

Elizabeth Andreya Features Writer Agriculture is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s economy as Zimbabweans remain largely a rural people, who derive their livelihoods from farming and other related rural economic activities. Irrigation farming is contributing significantly to households in terms of income in rural areas. General challenges facing smallholder farmers include …

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Implications of Marriages Bill on the family unit

The draft Marriages Bill has generated much interest in our society. It occurred to me that I should lend my thoughts to the discussion, firstly as a pastor and secondly as a Law graduate. I, however, would not have done justice to this discussion if I don’t mention the unequivocal …

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Cyclone Idai: Time for Zim to overhaul disaster preparedness

Simon Bere Correspondent When Cyclone Idai hit Manicaland Province, decimated lives and massively destroyed infrastructure, bringing untold suffering to Zimbabweans, I was in Kariba with a friend who runs a local company. We were talking somewhat casually about the cyclone three days before it struck, and my friend was cautious …

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