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Waste dumped at municipal offices

Angry Chitungwiza residents on Tuesday dumped waste at the Zengeza 2 administration offices to demonstrate their displeasure over what they termed poor service delivery by council. Sources at the offices said a group of residents dumped garbage at the entrance saying it was a warning for council to collect refuse …

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‘Let us unite for productivity’

STAKEHOLDERS in the agricultural sector should work hand-in-glove with the Government to ensure food security at household level, Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Deputy Minister Vangelis Haritatos has said. Speaking at the signing ceremony of an agreement between Corteva Agriscience and Valley Seeds (Pvt) Ltd in Harare on …

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City engages residents on budget

Harare City Council (HCC) has released a timetable for consultation meetings with civic groups and residents on a supplementary budget. This comes after the original budget of $472,2 million was eroded due to the prevailing economic environment. The supplementary budget is expected to be in place within the next two …

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Fingerprints charges unchanged: Police

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) says charges for fingerprints for vetting at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters in Harare remain unchanged and people should be wary of criminals who want to take advantage of them. In a statement, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the correct procedure …

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Soldier up for carjacking

A 36-year-old Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) soldier deployed at One Independence Barracks here has been dragged to court for allegedly teaming up with three civilians to rob a suspected smuggler of his vehicle. Nobert Murigo is also accused of selling the vehicle in Bulawayo before sharing the proceeds with his …

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Maize harvest forecast at 760 000 tonnes

The country is expecting about 760 000 tonnes of maize from the 2018-19 summer cropping season nationwide according to the crop and livestock assessment recently conducted by the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement. In an interview on the sidelines of a field day at Lesaffre Geluk …

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Forex boost for cane growers

More than 1 000 indigenous sugarcane farmers in the Lowveld have been thrown a timely lifeline after the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) cleared Tongaat Hulett Zimbabwe to pay them in foreign currency for their exported crop. Tongaat, which enjoys monopoly in sugar milling, was dithering on payment in forex …

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Crime rate declines 8pc

Police recorded an 8 percent drop in crime in Kadoma District in the first quarter of this year compared to the past two years. The rate had risen by 27 percent between 2017 and 2018. According to Kadoma District Commander Superintendent Wonder Chisikwa, the increase had been evident in crimes …

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Zim to join AU Peer Review

Herald Reporter Zimbabwe is on the verge of joining the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), a continental mechanism that fosters internal dialogue among African countries with a view to advancing democracy, sustainable development and good governance. APRM is a specialised agency of the African Union (AU) that promotes best governance …

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Increase production, potato growers told

POTATO farmers in Manicaland have been urged to take potato farming seriously to increase production and exports. Nyanga District agriculture extension officer Mr Shadreck Chingombe said potato production had declined due to the high cost of inputs. “Potato production in Zimbabwe is now low due to the high cost of …

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