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Irrigation Key to Economic Transformation

By Sydney Mubaiwa Irrigation farming has potential to transform the country’s economic fortunes and enhance Government’s vision to attain middle upper income status by the year 2030. Addressing farmers at Stanmore B Irrigation Scheme recently, Secretary for Agriculture, Mr Ringson Chitsiko has said Government has lined up a number of …

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Shabanie-Mashaba Mines Set to Reopen

By Freedom Mupanedemo Shabanie Mashaba Mine Holdings is set to reopen following the completion of a de-watering exercise, a senior management official said yesterday. The official said they were waiting for Mines and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando to make an official statement on the reopening. He said the recruitment …

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CABS Lending Below Bank Rate

By Tawanda Musarurwa Financial services provider CABS says it has maintained its interest rates below the central bank’s overnight window rate as the private sector may struggle to access new capital. The banking institution also said the move to keep its interest rates “low” will contribute to on-going efforts to …

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Scourge of Stage-Managed Abductions

By Nobleman Runyanga In the middle of the busy national schedule of the body viewing and funeral service for former President Robert Mugabe over the weekend, word filtered over social media that Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors’ Association (ZHDA) leader Dr Peter Magombeyi had been allegedly abducted by three masked men on …

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ED, Belarus Envoy Hold Crucial Talks

By Zvamaida Murwira President Mnangagwa and Belarusian Chief of Presidential Affairs General Colonel Victor Sheiman yesterday held crucial talks to assess progress on investment opportunities which are set to transform Zimbabwe into the region’s transport and logistical hub. The Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence …

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Zacc Probes Ecocash Amid Agent Fraud

By Paidashe Mandivengerei THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) Monday announced it had opened investigations into Econet’s mobile money transfer subsidiary, Ecocash. This follows an outcry by the public over the exorbitant fees charged by Ecocash agents when withdrawing money through the mobile wallet. Ecocash agents now sell hard cash at …

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Health Minister in Surprise Demand for Abducted Doctor’s Release

By Leopold Munhende Health Minister Obadiah Moyo has issued a surprise demand for the immediate release of abducted doctors’ union leader, Peter Magombeyi after Zimbabwean doctors have refused to go back to work if their comrade was not brought back. Magombeyi, who is Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) acting president, …

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MPs Grill RBZ Deputy Governor Over Cash Black Market

By Anna Chibamu MPs on Monday took Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) deputy governor Kupukile Mlambo to task over continued cash shortages on the formal market when groups of individuals are seen everyday trading in crispy bank notes on the black market. Mlambo was giving oral evidence before parliament’s Public …

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Journalists Undergo Training On Handling Infertility Issues

By Tendai Rupapa Over 100 journalists from across the media divide yesterday underwent rigorous training to equip them with skills to handle infertility issues as part of a broad-based approach to end stigma on the subject. Organised by First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa’s Angel of Hope Foundation and Merck Foundation’s More …

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