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Communities urged to use electricity for developmental purposes

The people of Maramba Pfungwe constituency in Uzumba-Maramba-Pfungwe (UMP) have been urged to utilise the rural electrification programme for developmental purposes. Addressing villagers and other stakeholders at the commissioning of electricity at Mungari Primary School in UMP, Mashonaland East Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Retired Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri …

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Got avails US$2.5 mln for youths

The government has said youths who undergo capacity building programmes and with viable business projects should access loans. In a move that is expected to assist young entrepreneurs who have created over 90 000 jobs in the last few years, the government has availed US$2.5 million to help the young …

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Escalating Zim crises point to disaste

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s escalating crises point to disaster, with a majority of the long-suffering masses saying the country’s economy is now in a “very bad” state, analysts have warned. They said the lurching from one crisis to another proves that authorities could “play tricks with politics, but no tricks work …

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Mugabe also fearful: Makoni

HARARE – President Robert Mugabe — like the majority of Zimbabweans who told pollsters that they fear criticising him — is also scared of the future, former Finance minister Simba Makoni has said. This comes after the Mass Public Opinion Institute (Mpoi) revealed in its latest survey that 62 percent …

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Zim elections expected by August 2018

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s general elections must be held by August 21 2018, when the national legislative assembly’s five-year term expires, according to the new Constitution. Section 158 of the new Constitution states that “a general election must be held so that polling takes place not more than  . . . …

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