US Opens $300m Embassy In Zim

The United States of America opened its US$292 million embassy compound in Harare, a structural behemoth believed to be one its largest embassies in Africa and beyond. US Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols said the new embassy symbolised the United States’ ongoing and durable commitment to the people of Zimbabwe. The US has, for the past two decades, maintained illegal sanctions on Zimbabwe that are responsible for massive de-industrialisation and increased investor risks since the global superpower also sanctions countries and businesses, including banks, that deal with Zimbabwe. The US…

Mnangagwa Working On Salary Review For Civil Servants

THE Government has come up with a comprehensive consultative strategy with its employees that will see an establishment of a platform for engagement, every fortnight, on issues affecting the workers and a periodic review of their salaries.  The development is part of efforts to improve relations between the two parties.  The employees have been affected by a rising cost of living with indications that their next salary review will be in July. The July salary review comes after Government announced a $400 million cost of living adjustment package, effective this…

Mthuli Ncube Was Misquoted?

Mthuli Ncube did not say new currency in 12 months. No, the Minister said no such thing. His interview is available on the Bloomberg website titled “Zimbabwe Plans to Introduce Currency ‘In Next 12 Months’: FM Ncube”. Before playing it, here is some flashback from the United States to anchor this article. Back in January 2009, President Obama’s team was preparing to take office. The worst financial crisis since the 1930s was in full swing. Timothy Geithner was the incoming Treasury Secretary. All eyes were on him. In his memoirs,…

Former Botswana President Ian Khama To Be Arrested?

Former Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama might be arrested by the Botswana over conspiracy plots against the seating President a popular South African based Prophet has prophesied.  In a prophecy issued on Tuesday Imperial City Church leader Prophet Osiah Brian Sovi said the following: I saw a former president of a small country in Africa RAIDED and detained over an alleged conspiracy. I saw hidden things being uncovered. Is it a set up? I saw many law enforcement personnel sounding his premises.I saw it CLEARLY I saw Wednesday I saw 7 I…

Mnangagwa Turns Around ZITF Agenda

GOVERNMENT has taken its reform agenda to the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF), as part of efforts to lure investors and resuscitate the country’s struggling economy. In a statement yesterday, the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) said it will be showcasing reforms within the wider integrated results-based management framework, whose underlying objective would be to create a business-friendly environment. “The reforms cover 10 main areas of business regulation that constitute and affect a business in its life cycle. These include starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting…

ZESA To Install Cameras On Transformers

Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority subsidiary ZESA Enterprises (ZENT) plans to install cameras on transformers to curb theft and vandalism, a top official has said. Recently, the company announced that it was losing at least three transformers every night to vandalism and theft. In an interview, ZENT acting managing director Mr Burutsa Mandipezano said the initiative is aimed at reducing theft of power infrastructure across the country, a situation he described as worrisome. “We want to support Government by ensuring that every transformer in the country will have a tracking chip…

Strive Masiyiwa meets Botswana President

Botswana President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi hosted Founder and Chairman of the Econet Group Mr Strive Masiyiwa on Tuesday in his office for a tête-à-tête ahead of the much anticipated Gaborone Town hall discussion on youth entrepreneurship at Gaborone International Convention Center. Botswana Government reported that Masiyiwa is in Botswana at the invitation of President Masisi, to discuss youth entrepreneurship particularly in the Information and Communication Technology space. The discussion will be held under the theme unlocking youth entrepreneurship through the knowledge-based economy. byo24

ED Ducks Controversial Chief Bere Installation

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa chose to steer clear of controversy after he ducked the installation of Chief Bere on Tuesday. Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Ezra Chadzamira, instead, officiated at the event in place of Mnangagwa at Bere Secondary School in Mashava. No explanation was given for the no-show. According to a letter by district administrator (DA) Roy Hove, Mnangagwa was supposed to officiate at the event. Hove courted controversy by ordering schools to recall pupils from holidays so that they provide entertainment during Mnangagwa’s visit. The installation went ahead despite a…

SA’s President-Elect To Be Inaugurated On Africa Day

CAPE TOWN. — South Africa will hold general elections on May 8 to elect a new National Assembly and provincial legislatures in each province. Meanwhile, the South African Presidency has announced that the inauguration of the country’s president-elect will take place on May 25, which is Africa Day. “It is symbolic that the inauguration will take place on Africa Day, as it affirms government’s commitment to advancing the African agenda and to strengthening ties between South Africa and its neighbours,” the Presidency said on Saturday. The theme of the inauguration ceremony…

Call To Decentralise Passport Office

Beitbridge residents have called on Government to decentralise the issuance of passports to district level to ease the challenges that people are encountering when applying for the travel documents.  Residents who contributed during the recent public inquiries by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Defence, Security and Home Affairs held in Beitbridge last week, expressed concern that they have to travel long distances to get IDs and passports.  “It is our plea that Government decentralise the Registrar-General’s Office to district level, especially where the application, capturing of data and issuance of…