Articles tagged 'mupfumira'

Nkomo's dream that never came true 20 June 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe’s late Vice President, Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo, is a man credited with shaping the country’s economic and social fibre. So much has been said about his exploits before, during, and after the country’s liberation struggle against white colonial rule. One of his many exploits w...
Treasury yet to ok recruitment of 2 300 teachers 16 June 2017 HARARE – Government is yet to engage 2 300 teachers it wants to complement the new curriculum, Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora has told the National Assembly. Dokora was answering to a question by Maramba Pfungwe Zanu PF legislator Mabel Kaundikiza on government policy ...
'Reinstate ZCTU boss on Nssa board' 9 June 2017 HARARE - Days after Public Service minister Prisca Mupfumira's stunning dismissal of Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa from the National Social Security Authority (Nssa) board for allegedly leaking confidential information, the International Trade Union Confederation...
Easy Go sues minister over $132k 8 June 2017 HARARE - The Central Mechanical Engineering Department (CMED)-owned Easy Go has dragged Public Service minister Prisca Mupfumira to the High Court for failing to pay $132 000 for motor vehicles hired from the State transport firm. Easy Go, which is represented by lawyers from TK Hove and Partn...
Govt to reduce pensionable age 20 May 2017 HARARE - Government plans to reduce the pensionable age from 60 to 50 years and is also considering increasing pensioners' monthly allowances from as low as $20 to $150 before year end. Speaking during a question and answer session in the National Assembly on Wednesday, Social Welfare minister...
Rural teachers join Apex Council strike 4 March 2017 HARARE - Rural teachers have called off a strike in its fifth day after resolving to join the collective Apex Council industrial action on Monday. The Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) announced that it has suspended industrial action which had been ongoing since Monday, fo...
Outrage over boy chanting Zanu PF slogans video 23 December 2016 HARARE - In a case bordering on abuse of minors, a video of a boy — aged about two years — chanting Zanu PF slogans has sparked outrage on social media. In the clip — which has gone viral — the little boy child, whose identity is unknown, is seen donning Zanu PF regalia as he raises his fist c...
'Banks must cap interest rate on loans' 9 December 2016 HARARE - Commercial  banks in Zimbabwe must start applying caps that will limit their lending rates to a few percentage points above the National Social Security Authority (Nssa)'s five percent benchmark interest rate,  a Cabinet minister has said. Labour and Social Welfare minister Prisca Mup...
Student teacher allowances slashed 25 November 2015 HARARE – Student teachers could be netting less than $50 if government forges ahead with plans to deduct their monthly allowances, the Zimbabwe Teachers Association has said. Zimta president Richard Gundani told the Daily News that given their meagre earnings, student teachers would barely be ...
Minister puts lives of thousands at risk 9 November 2015 HARARE - Angered by the suspension of Public Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) boss Henry Mandishona, the minister of Labour, Prisca Mupfumira is refusing to release $10 million funds to the organisation meant for medicines and service providers thereby throwing thousands of patients’ lives at ...
Mupfumira named in Psmas scam 6 November 2015 HARARE – The Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) saga has taken a sensational twist with revelations that the minister of Labour Priscah Mupfumira, irregularly benefitted at the organisation by being  transferred to a very cheap scheme meant only for lowly paid civil  servants, investigat...