Articles tagged 'governance'

'Residents lack knowledge on governance' 23 July 2018 HARARE - Participation by residents in local governance issues in Kwekwe, Midlands such as involvement at critical events like full council meetings is very low due to lack of knowledge. These sentiments came out recently when Centre for Community Development in Zimbabwe (CCDZ) in an effort to...
Good governance: Solution for Africa 8 October 2014 HARARE - When I first started talking about the potential for investment and business opportunities in Africa some 20 years ago, I found myself an isolated voice. That turned out to be good for me — and the few others who saw, invested, and reaped wonderful rewards from that potential — but no...
Africa needs sound policies 14 April 2014 LONDON - Over the last 20 years, the narrative on the African continent has shifted from Afro-pessimism to Afro-optimism. The truth lies somewhere in between. Now is the time for Afro-realism: for sound policies based on honest data, aimed at delivering results. The potential of our cont...
If Oprah could do it 1 November 2013 HARARE - I first set eyes on Oprah Winfrey on US television on a trip to Seattle, in Washington State in 1987. I had heard of her and seen her on her show. Like everybody else, I thought she was too… She was not exactly the way a TV star ought to look like. Many of her fans called on her...
Zim ratings sad, true reality 23 October 2013 HARARE - The chance to receive a lump sum of $5 million and a further $200 000 a-year for the rest of your life sounds too good to be true. It's more money than most of us will ever see in a lifetime and you would think that eligible candidates would jump at such a prospective golden handshake...
No $5m good governance award for African leader 15 October 2013 HARARE - A foundation that offers a $5 million prize to African leaders that excel in office or step down when they are supposed to has declined to give the award for the third straight year. To win the Mo Ibrahim prize, laureates must be a democratically-elected former African head of State o...
Media should hold govt accountable 7 September 2013 HARARE - The media should play a crucial role of positively engaging government and holding it accountable, University of Zimbabwe political scientist Eldred Masunungure has said. Making a presentation on prospects for the future following the disputed election which saw Zanu PF scooping more ...