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Submit work plans: Zinara

Tendai Mugabe, Senior Reporter The Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) has written to local authorities to submit their routine maintenance work plans for the first quarter of 2020. The Zinara board led by Engineer Michael Madanha stopped Zinara from implementing road projects after a forensic audit report by Grant Thornton showed that the institution lost $73 […]

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Armyworm hits Lower Gweru

Michael Magoronga, Midlands Correspondent Crops in some parts of the Midlands Province are under threat from the African armyworm. Midlands provincial crop and livestock officer Mrs Madeline Magwenzi said the armyworm had been discovered in Somabhula. “The African armyworm was first discovered by farmers in Somabhula in Lower Gweru,” she said. “They were seen all […]

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Massive clean-up at CAPS Utd

Tadious Manyepo, Sports Reporter SEVERAL names that had become permanent fixtures at CAPS United, including former captain Hardlife Zvirekwi, will be missing when the Green Machine get their 2020 football season preparations underway this morning. Makepekepe have sought to shift their working philosophy and the dismissal of the players is one of the initial steps […]

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Chivi road upgrade to resume

George Maponga, Masvingo Bureau Part of the Mhandamabwe-Shurugwi Highway will be upgraded after Government agreed with the contractor to continue works for a further 20 kilometres. The road is in a bad state and a spate of accidents have been recorded. Government awarded Bitumen Construction the tender to upgrade the road starting from Chibi Turn-Off […]

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Retailers defy VAT directive

Enacy Mapakame, Business Reporter Some businesses across the country are yet to comply with Government’s directive to reduce value added tax (VAT) to 14,5 percent. Last year, Treasury ordered the reduction of VAT by 0,5 percent, but receipts from some retail outlets show the tax is still pegged at 15 percent. Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers […]

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Environment levy for miners on the cards

Bulawayo Bureau GOVERNMENT has said an  environmental rehabilitation levy is on the cards targeting the mining sector, which is blamed for severely damaging the environment. In an interview last week, Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu said he had come face-to-face with excessive environmental damage caused by mining activities. “I was in Matobo […]

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Bus accident exposes Mutare hospital’s lack of preparedness

Ray Bande in MUTARE MUTARE Provincial Hospital was overwhelmed by the number of patients taken to the referral institution after Saturday’s bus accident which occurred at the 218-kilometre peg along the Harare-Mutare highway. The death toll has risen to 16. Fourteen people died on the spot when a General Bande bus collided with a haulage […]

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ZACC probes drug thefts at hospitals

Fidelis Munyoro Chief Court Reporter The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) is now monitoring public hospitals and clinics to curb thefts and ensure drugs are not diverted to the black market. This follows checks that were done at the country’s drug procurement and supply entity, the National Pharmaceutical Company (Natpharm). The Government has been making strenuous […]

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Floods threaten power supplies

Africa Moyo  Deputy News Editor Zimbabwe could face increased load-shedding after critical coal mines that supply Hwange Thermal Power Station were flooded following heavy rains that pounded the area on Saturday. Hwange received heavy rains of up to 139mm in three hours on Saturday, which caused flash flooding, leaving 35 families in two suburbs — […]

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ED, Acting President Chiwenga, spend day at farm

Freedom Mupanedemo Midlands Bureau Acting President Constantino Chiwenga on Saturday visited President Mnangagwa, who is enjoying his vacation at his Pricabe Farm in Sherwood, Kwekwe. The two, who, besides being the first and second citizens of this country, are long-time friends. They spent the whole day chatting and touring the President’s farm. President Mnangagwa is […]

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