Articles tagged 'joram gumbo'

Fuel prices go up again 23 October 2018 HARARE - Cost of fuel prices have gone up for the second time in two months, amid serious shortages of the commodity across the country. A survey by the Daily News yesterday showed that the price for both petrol and diesel has increased by two cents, with the former fetching $1,43 from $1,41, ...
Gumbo lifts jerry can ban 18 October 2018 HARARE - Energy and Power Development minister Joram Gumbo yesterday lifted a ban on the use of jerry cans and other metal containers at fuel service stations after the edict sparked outrage. The directive to stop using tanks, drums and jerry cans and all forms of metal containers at fuel stat...
MDC slams ban of jerry cans at service stations 17 October 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has scoffed at the shock move by Energy minister Joram Gumbo to impose a blanket ban on the use of jerry cans and other metal containers at fuel service stations. The MDC branded the move “insane and mind-boggling”. “He makes this declaration in a misdire...
Zesa targets Zanu PF chefs 15 October 2018 HARARE - Zesa Holdings (Zesa) is going after top government and Zanu PF officials, including other influential figures, whose failure to pay for the electricity they use is chocking the power utility —the Daily News can report. Insiders at the parastatal said Zesa is weighed down by outstandin...
I won't resign: Gumbo 14 October 2018 HARARE - Energy minister Joram Gumbo has had a baptism of fire since his recent appointment coincided with the deepening fuel crisis in the country that has sparked calls for his resignation from some quarters. The Daily News on Sunday's Mugove Tafirenyika (Q) recently spoke to Gumbo (A) on th...
Govt to merge Air Zim, Zim Airways 26 September 2018 HARARE - Government is planning to merge Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) with Zimbabwe Airways (Zim Airways), which had been previously linked to the family of former president Robert Mugabe. This was revealed by the newly-appointed Transport minister Joel Biggie Matiza while addressing the media at his...
Fuel prices increase 26 September 2018 HARARE - The price of fuel has increased marginally as the local market reacts to global developments. A survey by the Daily News showed that service stations in Harare have adjusted their prices by at least two cents per litre, which is quite something in a United States dollar economy. Pe...
Minister's 'baby mama' lands Zimra officials in soup 9 September 2018 HARARE - A woman claiming to be Joram Gumbo's “baby mama” landed Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) officials in hot water after she called in the new Energy minister to resolve an excise duty dispute on her consignment. The minister's “baby mama” Eristina Muneyi Gumbo appeared in court on Fri...
Mujokoro appointed Zinara acting CEO 5 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) company secretary Mathlene Mujokoro has been inexplicably appointed acting chief executive in the aftermath of Nancy Masiyiwa-Chamisa's recent suspension. The hapless engineer's suspension came as Wilfred Ramwi's board had resolved to “c...
'Mugabe's planes' torment minister 18 June 2018 HARARE - The long-drawn Zimbabwe Airways saga refuses to go away, with under-fire Transport minister Joram Gumbo now standing accused of shielding ousted former president Robert Mugabe's son-in-law, Simba Chikore, from incarceration — following claims that he recently kidnapped the new airline's ...
'Mugabe planes' torment minister 18 June 2018 HARARE - The long-drawn Zimbabwe Airways saga refuses to go away, with under-fire Transport minister Joram Gumbo now standing accused of shielding ousted former president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law, Simba Chikore, from incarceration — following claims that he recently kidnapped the new airline’s ...
Zinara managers to face the music 6 June 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) managers, who are accused of siphoning close to $119 million from the parastatal, will have their day of reckoning in the next few days, sources say. This was after a recent report compiled by a five-member independent committee revealed...
Zim Airways: The national 'air crime' 30 May 2018 HARARE - When we read of criminal syndicates of the western world, we always envision Al Capone and the Italian Mafia as the apex of organised crime. In Zimbabwe, the mafia is our inept selfish government that thrives on exorbitant unjustifiable expenses on what they term the best intentions f...
'Mugabe plane' flown back for repairs 29 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's new airline, Zimbabwe Airways — which has been linked to the family of ousted former president Robert Mugabe — has hit fresh controversy. This comes as the Daily News has been told that one of the airline's “new” planes that it recently sourced from Malaysia — a Boeing 777 ...
Zinara collections not enough: Govt 23 May 2018 BULAWAYO - The cash-strapped government has said money collected by the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) was not enough to rehabilitate the bad road network across the country. This also comes after government revealed that they are still in the process of servicing its $206 mil...
'Get vehicles without number plates off roads' 13 May 2018 HARARE - The new phenomenon of motorists driving without vehicle registration was a disturbing tendency, and government does not seem keen to address this problem, an opposition legislator has said. “Mr. Speaker Sir, I asked the minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development a few weeks...
Zim Airways circus continues 12 May 2018 HARARE - The circus behind the country's new national airline, Zimbabwe Airways, has reached fever-pitch with the government now moving to remove former president Robert Gabriel Mugabe's initials from one of the company's planes. Transport minister Joram Gumbo said the initials were causing co...
News twist to 'Mugabe planes' saga 6 May 2018 HARARE - Under-fire Transport minister Joram Gumbo has claimed that government kept the deal to register the new Zimbabwe Airways (Zim Airways) airline under wraps after advice that some former commercial white farmers wanted to attach its six planes from Malaysia, if they were in Air Zimbabwe (A...
'Mugabe plane' chews $50k/week 27 April 2018 HARARE - Controversial new airline Zimbabwe Airways' recently received Boeing 777 has already cost hard-pressed taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars even as the wide-bodied aeroplane remains grounded at Robert Mugabe International Airport, the Daily News can report. Well-placed sources said ...
Cost of number plates slashed 21 April 2018 HARARE - Government has slashed the cost of vehicle licence plates by 50 percent to contribute towards government policy on ease-of-doing business.  This follows years of outcry from motorists over the high cost of paying licences despite the use of inexpensive aluminium that is used to produc...
'Mugabe planes' torment minister Gumbo 17 April 2018 HARARE - Parliament is turning up the heat on beleaguered Transport minister Joram Gumbo, demanding that he provides convincing answers on all aspects of the controversial new airline, Zimbabwe Airways — said to have links with former president Robert Mugabe's family. This comes as the purchas...
'Mugabe planes' torment minister 17 April 2018 HARARE - Parliament is turning up the heat on beleaguered Transport minister Joram Gumbo, demanding that he provides convincing answers on all aspects of the controversial new airline, Zimbabwe Airways — said to have links with former president Robert Mugabe’s family. Read full story in today'...
'Mugabe planes': Shocking details 13 April 2018 HARARE - As the spotlight remains firmly focused on the country's controversial new airline, Zimbabwe Airways — which has been linked to the family of former president Robert Mugabe — disturbing allegations are emerging that the purchase price of its aeroplanes bought from Malaysia Airlines was a...
Zimbabwe Airways: $100m vanishes in aircraft purchase 13 April 2018 HARARE - As the spotlight remains firmly focused on the country's controversial new airline, Zimbabwe Airways — which has been linked to the family of former president Robert Mugabe — disturbing allegations are emerging that the purchase price of its aeroplanes bought from Malaysia Airlines was a...
Transport minister under fire 9 April 2018 HARARE - Transport minister Joram Gumbo has come under fire from various stakeholders in the economy for failing to transform parastatals under his portfolio and develop critical infrastructure in the country. The Zanu PF legislator was appointed to the key ministry in September 2015, with the...