Articles tagged 'prisca mupfumira'

Zim eyes Gulf tourism market 30 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe is a little-known tourism destination in the affluent Gulf region, and the country targets to grow arrivals from the market four-fold by 2020, Tourism minister Prisca Mupfumira has said. The Gulf — whose member nations are among the wealthiest in the world on a per capita bas...
ED approves major financial boost for heritage tourism 26 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe’s Cabinet has approved funding for a plan to capitalise heritage tourism, in a bid by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to add to a tourism boom witnessed following the ushering in of a new dispensation in Zimbabwe. With scores of destinations introducing more airline...
RBZ unveils $15m tourism facility 13 January 2018 HARARE - The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has unveiled a $15 million tourism development support facility to fund tourism projects as well as entice new sector players. Addressing stakeholders at the launch of the facility at a local hotel yesterday, the Tourism and Hospitality Industry mini...
Biometric system for civil servants 6 October 2017 HARARE - Government will soon embark on biometric registration of civil servants to weed out ghost workers, Labour minister Prisca Mupfumira has told the National Assembly. According to the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency, government employs 300 000 workers, a number which does not include...
Teachers plan massive strike 29 May 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's under pressure government is facing a fresh crisis after teachers warned yesterday that they would stage a crippling strike if authorities go ahead with their plans to close more than 40 schools in Matabeleland South. Their mass action threats come as fed up ...
Psmas debt not priority: Minister 19 May 2017 HARARE - Government will not be settling the $150 million-plus Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) debt any time soon because it has other competing commitments, Public Service minister Prisca Mupfumira has said. She was responding to Gutu South Zanu PF MP Paul Chimedza who had asked w...
'Govt clandestinely lures ZCTU to Workers' Day' 29 April 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) — the country’s biggest labour umbrella body — has claimed that government is approaching its affiliates to boost numbers at its Workers’ Day commemorations on May 1. Government plans to host its own ceremony, presided over by the Zanu PF-a...
Civil servants go on strike today 5 March 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's cash-strapped government is set to endure yet another torrid time with its workers, with civil servants set to begin their long mooted strike tomorrow over their outstanding 2016 bonuses. This comes as the stone-broke government has been pressured to agree to...
Pay civil servants bonuses: MDC 27 January 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC yesterday said civil servants must be paid their 2016 annual bonuses as a matter of urgency. This comes after government advised on Wednesday that it was too broke to pay the 13th cheques, offering other options, including giving the restive public workers resi...
Outrage over Nssa running new public health scheme 3 December 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's administration must not let the scandal-plagued State-run pension fund, National Social Security Authority (Nssa), run a compulsory scheme requiring all Zimbabweans to access health insurance. The planned move has drawn swift and strong condemnation. Cabinet ...
MP dares Mupfumira over partisan food distribution 30 October 2016 MUTARE - MDC's Mutasa Central MP, Trevor Saruwaka, has dared Social Welfare minister Prisca Mupfumira to distribute food aid at his party's rally in Honde Valley this weekend. Saruwaka told the Daily News that he made the request after Mupfumira told legislators that she was against politicisa...
Agencies warn govt over food aid politicisation 25 October 2016 HARARE - Relief agencies working with government in developmental programmes including food aid — have warned they could suspend funding if there is lack of transparency in the distribution of resources which are meant for vulnerable groups. This comes as government has spiritedly batted away ...
'Street kids distributing food aid' 20 October 2016 HARARE - War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube, has sensationally claimed that street children have been roped in by shadowy elements in government to distribute food aid to starving citizens. Although Social welfare minister Prisca Mupfumira dismissed her colleagues' claims as false, Dube insist...
Vote Zanu PF or starve: Minister 16 October 2016 HARARE - Labour and Social Welfare minister Prisca Mupfumira has controversially warned starving citizens in Norton that they risk missing out on food aid if they stay outside Zanu PF structures — all this coming days before the constituency holds a keenly-contested by-election. Mupfumira's co...
'Zim has 6 months food stocks' 27 August 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe has enough food stocks to tackle the worsening food crisis for the next six months, Social Welfare minister Prisca Mupfumira said. This comes as a senior principal director in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Albert Chikondo, said the number of people in urgent need o...
Civil servants plan to strike 21 July 2016 HARARE - Temperatures are once again rising among restive civil servants, amid indications that they could embark on another nationwide strike as early as next week if the stone broke government does not pay them their July salaries soon. While civil service union leaders who spoke to the Dail...
Anxiety grows over civil servants' salaries 19 July 2016 HARARE - Government is still struggling to come up with civil servants' July salaries after it failed to pay the army on time. Soldiers who are usually paid on the 14th of every month, were left bitterly disappointed last week when they checked with their banks for their money only to find the...
Anger as govt fails to announce July pay dates 12 July 2016 HARARE - The cash-strapped Zimbabwean government has set itself on a warpath with civil servants after it failed to announce July pay dates yesterday. Speaking to the Daily News after the civil servants unions meeting with the government, Apex Council chairperson Cecilia Alexander said the mee...
No compromise on pay dates: Workers 11 July 2016 HARARE - Civil servants have declared that they will not accept anything short of a commitment by government to pay their July salaries in full when they meet their employers today. The civil servants, most of whom received their June salaries this month after government failed to pay them on ...
Civil servants mull mega strike 24 June 2016 HARARE - A crippling strike by government workers is in the offing after President Robert Mugabe's broke administration reiterated to stressed civil servants earlier this week that it would not be able to pay most of its employees their June salaries, the Daily News has learnt. A lengthy meeti...
Govt fails to pay pensioners 11 May 2016 HARARE - The cash-strapped government has for the umpteenth time failed to meet its statutory obligations after it could not raise funds to pay its pensioners who include war veterans. War veterans and other pensioners, the majority of whom get a maximum monthly pay-out of $60, went to their b...
NRZ case struck off the motion roll 8 May 2016 BULAWAYO - Labour Court judge Justice Evangelista Kabasa has struck off the roll the matter between the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) and its workers, who downed tools last month over non-payment of their salaries. Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare minister Prisca Mupfumira last ...
Chinamasa walks on tight rope 8 February 2016 HARARE - Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa is walking a tightrope as he is under pressure to fulfil President Robert Mugabe's civil servants bonus pledge, against a demanding wage bill, drought and the government's external debts commitment. According to reports, Chinamasa announced that civi...
Furore over civil servants' pay date change 1 February 2016 HARARE - Financial constraints have forced government to change the pay dates for civil servants, Public Service minister Prisca Mupfumira has said, amid a furore among government workers. Police officers who used to get paid after teachers are now getting their salaries earlier. This comes...
Mugabe's Zanu PF burns over bonuses 22 January 2016 HARARE - Brawling post-congress Zanu PF bigwigs have opened another battlefront in their party's seemingly unstoppable factional and succession wars, this time exchanging deadly barbs over the government's unfulfilled bonus promises to restless civil servants. At the same time, the continued i...