Articles tagged 'jorum gumbo'

Govt assesses fuel pipeline proposals 15 March 2019 Energy minister Joram Gumbo says government is now evaluating two proposals for the construction of a second fuel pipeline from Beira to Harare.
I won't resign — Gumbo 10 October 2018 HARARE – Energy and Power Development minister Joram Gumbo has stuck to his guns, declaring that he will not resign despite pressure from stakeholders peeved by the worsening fuel situation. This follows calls for his resignation for allegedly misleading the nation into believing that the coun...
Split in Cabinet over transaction tax 9 October 2018 HARARE - The recently announced tax regime has divided President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Cabinet right through the middle with a section of it pushing hard to have the austerity measures reversed to ease the suffering among ordinary Zimbabweans, the Daily News can report. Early last week, Finance...
Zim Airways saga deepens 12 April 2018 HARARE - In a dramatic development which further shines the spotlight on Zimbabwe Airways — an opaque new airline which was suspected to have close links with former president Robert Mugabe's family — the government said yesterday that it owned the controversial airline which has acquired  four w...
ED govt to seize Mugabe planes 11 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government is moving to impound aeroplanes linked to deposed Robert Mugabe's famils, which stands accused of acquiring the aircraft through taxpayers' money. Read full story in today's paper. [Adz]
President's foreign trips gobble millions 3 April 2018 HARARE - With Zimbabwe's leader Emmerson Mnangagwa in China for a seven-day State visit, his 13th foreign trip this year, his frequent travel abroad is stirring an outbreak of mass ridicule with some failing to differentiate him from his predecessor, the Daily News can report. Sworn-in as pres...
Broke AirZim nears collapse 26 March 2018 HARARE - So bad has the financial and operational rot ravaging Air Zimbabwe become, that the flag carrier can now barely manage to ferry its domestic and international passengers — who are increasingly enduring horrendous flight cancellations and reschedulings. And although Air Zim's fleet sup...
Broke Air Zim nears collapse 26 March 2018 HARARE - So bad has the financial and operational rot ravaging Air Zimbabwe become, that the flag carrier can now barely manage to ferry its domestic and international passengers — who are increasingly enduring horrendous flight cancellations and reschedulings. Read full story in today's paper...
Troubled AirZim seeks $190m 5 March 2018 HARARE - Beleaguered national flag carrier, Air Zimbabwe (AirZim), is pleading for a $190 million capital injection from its sole shareholder, government, to fund its revival. Saddled with a debt overhang of over $300 million, the State-run airline has an ambitious plan to acquire several plan...
AirZim needs strategic partners 30 December 2017 HARARE - After failing to secure partnerships with reputable airlines put off by the $300m-plus debt at the struggling Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) and concomitant critical monthly financial losses, it remains to be seen how quickly the anchor shareholders of the stuttering carrier — the government — wi...
AirZim revival dead in the water 27 December 2017 HARARE - Government's plans to revive flag carrier Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) are dead in the water for now after it failed to secure partnerships with reputable airlines that were put off by the massive debts at the struggling airline. At present government has no money to bail out the haemorrhagi...
Outrage over renaming airport after Mugabe 11 November 2017 HARARE - Opposition parties have reacted angrily to the renaming of Harare International Airport by government this week which honoured President Robert Mugabe by naming the airport after him in a process which gobbled $500 000. Mugabe is not the only leader in the world who has had an airport...
Low turnout at Mugabe airport renaming event 10 November 2017 HARARE - A strangely low turnout blighted yesterday's ceremony to celebrate the renaming of Harare International Airport after President Robert Mugabe, despite the high publicity leading up to the event. Usually, Mugabe's events attract bumper crowds comprising bussed unemployed youths and som...
Renaming airport after Mugabe gobbles $500K 9 November 2017 HARARE - The broke government has so far spent $500 000 funding the process of renaming Harare International Airport after President Robert Mugabe, the Daily News has learnt. The airport officially assumes its new identity — R G Mugabe International Airport — today. According to a written b...
Zim gets over $5m for roads rehab 1 November 2017 CHINHOYI - Zimbabwe has so far received over $5 million from the Japanese government, which has been channelled toward roads rehabilitation. This was revealed during a handover ceremony of bitumen to the Transport ministry in Chinhoyi, Mashonaland West Province. Officiating at the event, Tr...
Highway dualisation project gets national status 16 October 2017 HARARE - Government has granted national project status to the $3 billion Beitbridge-Chirundu highway dualisation project following months of protracted negotiations. The dispensation, approved last week Friday, paves way for the project's financier, Austria-based Geiger International (Geiger)...
Major highways upgrade to begin this month 3 October 2017 HARARE - Work to upgrade and add more lanes to the 900km highway from Beitbridge on the border with South Africa to Chirundu on the Zambian border will begin this month, Transport minister Joram Gumbo has told the Senate. Gumbo said surveyors were working on segments of the road which have bee...
Fly Zim Airways recruits staff 27 September 2017 HARARE - Fly Zimbabwe Airways has started recruiting staff pending its launch. A newspaper advertisement which was published yesterday said Fly Zimbabwe Airways is seeking an unspecified number of flight attendants and cabin crew with minimum requirements of Advanced Level education; although ...
Surveying begins for Hre-Beitbridge road 22 September 2017 HARARE - Surveying of the Harare-Beitbridge highway has started from Skyline to Beatrice under an agreement with the Austrian contractor Geiger International. The highway is Zimbabwe's busiest and most economically significant, and is part of the North-South Corridor that directly links landlo...
Fired AirZim workers reject retrenchment deal 27 August 2017 HARARE - Sacked Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) workers have rejected the parastatal's retrenchment package, saying it had been imposed on them in violation of the Labour Act. The Daily News on Sunday can exclusively reveal that a meeting which was held between AirZim management and the fired employees ...
Air Zim loses $2m monthly 22 August 2017 HARARE - State-owned Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) is reporting huge losses of $2 million every month as mismanagement, high operating costs, old equipment and aircraft that are no longer profitable to fly weigh on its bottom-line. This comes as the loss-making carrier has cut 200 jobs, its biggest he...
AirZim privatisation under threat 25 July 2017 HARARE - Government's plans to privatise national carrier, Air Zimbabwe, may be in for a bumpy ride amid indications that the airline's major creditors are moving to stop the transition. Insiders who spoke to the businessdaily over the weekend said while government had made a provision for the...
Cabinet to seal Air Zim's fate 7 July 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Cabinet will weigh its options on how Air Zimbabwe (Air Zim) could be untangled from its current mess, as it is emerging that the airline is on the cusp of launching a new business model. The national flag carrier, which at independence in 1980 boasted a flee...
Another setback for Kasukuwere 19 June 2017 HARARE – Work towards the rehabilitation of the country's main border posts will now be handled exclusively by the ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, without the involvement of the ministry of Local Government and National Housing, headed by Zanu PF national political commissa...
'Mugabe pays Air Zim cash upfront' 6 June 2017 HARARE - Frequent flier President Robert Mugabe pays national airline Air Zimbabwe (Air Zim) cash upfront whenever he uses its planes, Transport minister Jorum Gumbo told the Daily News yesterday. The 93-year-old leader travelled to the United States (US) over the weekend on an Air Zim plane, ...