Articles tagged 'government'

No to GNU talks — Chamisa 10 October 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says he will not be “tricked” into a government of national unity (GNU) like what happened with the party's founding president, Morgan Tsvangirai, in 2008. Chamisa poured cold water on sentiments that he must smoke a peace pipe with President Emmerson Mnangag...
Police ban ZCTU protest march 10 October 2018 HARARE – Plans by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) to demonstrate against the recently introduced tax were thrown into disarray yesterday after police banned the protest saying government is still to contain the cholera outbreak. In a statement yesterday, the police said last month...
Tax protests loom 9 October 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe is on the brink of crippling protests over the recently introduced tax regime that are seen dampening current efforts aimed at reviving the country's economy, which has continued on a downward trend, amid serious shortages of goods and escalation of prices. Last week, the Zim...
Talk to Chamisa to spur economy, ED urged 8 October 2018 HARARE - With the country's economy continuing to haemorrhage badly despite the government's best efforts, analysts and ordinary citizens are urging President Emmerson Mnangagwa to engage opposition leader Nelson Chamisa (pictured)to stem an economic “Armageddon” similar to 2008. Among the pro...
Govt courts global investors for State firms privatisation drive 8 October 2018 HARARE – Government is seeking global investors to engage in the privatisation of struggling State-owned companies as part of wide-ranging reforms set in motion by President Emmerson Mnangagwa since he came to power, the Finance and Economic Planning minister Mthuli Ncube has said. A former ba...
Zim to cut wage bill by $200 million 8 October 2018 HARARE – Finance minister Mthuli Ncube says government's cost containment measures will see the 2019 and 2020 National Budgets reducing the annual wage bill outlay by around $200 million and $130 million, representing 0,7 percent and 0,4 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) respectively. “W...
Ncube fails to douse the fire 7 October 2018 HARARE - Jittery Zimbabweans say Finance minister Mthuli Ncube's humiliating back pedalling on Friday — on his much-criticised two cents per transacted dollar tax — was “too little, too late” because the country is now facing “a full blown economic crisis”. They told the Daily News on Sunday y...
Chipinge farmers' cry for govt help 7 October 2018 CHIPINGE – The south-eastern parts of Zimbabwe have always been an oasis of agricultural activity from the sugar cane estates of Triangle, Hippo Valley, Mkwasine and parts of Chisumbanje to macadamia farms in Upper Chipinge. The farmers in Upper Chipinge who persevered against adversity follow...
Auditor-General Chiri sacrifices family for her job 7 October 2018 HARARE - Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri has made sacrifices at home for the sake of her demanding job of auditing all government ministries, parastatals, public enterprises and local authorities and reporting to Parliament.  She has been forced to postpone or forgo quality family time beca...
Govt to hike traffic fines 6 October 2018 HARARE – Government is planning to hike traffic fines in a controversial move it claims will reduce road accidents, Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has revealed. Ziyambi made the announcement after Chief Fortune Charumbira asked what government was doing to cu...
Govt splashes out $66k to donate $3k 18 April 2018 HARARE – Government has come under fire for spending a whopping $66 000 in commemorating the International Day for Persons with Disabilities in Caledonia — on the outskirts of the capital city — where beneficiaries only received donations worth $3 000. It has since emerged that pay-as-you-go p...
Govt fires striking nurses 18 April 2018 HARARE – Government has with immediate effect fired all striking nurses who did not heed its order to return to work, arguing the action was politically motivated and had nothing to do with conditions of service. In a statement last night, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga said: “What mak...
'Zim Airways: Govt not telling the truth' 15 April 2018 HARARE – The government of Zimbabwe is not telling the nation the truth with regards to the purchase of new planes, analysts contend. Last week, a Zimbabwe Airways plane, registered as Z-RGM, arrived at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, the first of four B777s controversially pu...
Biti left only $217 in coffers: Govt 14 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government is blaming former Finance minister Tendai Biti for the deepening cash shortages, saying he left only $217 in government coffers. Biti became Finance minister in 2009 when a unity government was formed by bitter adversaries former president Rob...
Turmoil at Nssa 4 April 2018 HARARE - As the drama at the National Social Security Authority (Nssa) continues to unfold, a former employee at the pay-as-you-go pension scheme is likely to bounce back to take up Liz Chitiga's job of chief executive officer (CEO), the Daily News can report. Insiders at the Public Service mi...
Zim counting cost of doctors' strike 2 April 2018 HARARE - Lester Simango arrived at the country’s largest referral hospital, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH), visibly in pain and with his clothes hanging over his frail frame, battered by disease. He was among scores of patients who trooped to an oversubscribed PGH and waited in vain for...
Hospitals stop admitting patients 1 April 2018 HARARE - Harare and Parirenyatwa hospitals have stopped taking in new patients due to the on-going doctor's strike. In a March 29 letter to the hospitals' clinical directors, consultants (senior doctors) representative committee said they could not “manage and serve new patients”. [GoogleAd...
ED govt urged to ratify democracy Charter 1 April 2018 HARARE - Civil society organisations have called upon government to ratify and domesticate the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG) ahead of the 2018 elections. This comes after President Emmerson Mnangagwa signed the Charter on March 21, on the side-lines of the extr...
New land deal for white farmers hailed but... 3 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s move to issue 99-year leases to the few remaining white farmers in a bid to end discrimination along racial lines in agriculture has been hailed as a goodwill gesture amid calls to just give the commercial farmers full ownership. Perrance Shiri, the Land...
Doctors threaten to down tools 20 January 2018 HARARE - The country's medical doctors are threatening to down tools if government does not increase their on-call allowances by 50 percent, among other demands. In a letter dated January 18, 2018, addressed to the minister of Health and Child Care David Parirenyatwa, the doctors said their de...
Civil servants demand raise 18 January 2018 HARARE - The continued rise in the cost of living is creating serious challenges for the new government which is now faced with fresh demands from civil servants for massive salary adjustments in line with the increase in the breadline. Unions told the Daily News this week that public workers ...
Govt owes tertiary institutions over $100m 18 January 2018 HARARE - Government owes more than $100 million to tertiary institutions for the cadetship programme. Peter Mataruse, chairperson of the parliamentary portfolio committee on Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, said the cadetship programme owes $35 million to trai...
Govt failing to fund Beam 18 January 2018 HARARE - Government is failing to adequately fund the Basic Education Assistance Module (Beam) initiative, meant to assist vulnerable children with their school fees. Labour and Social Welfare committee chairperson Magna Mudyiwa told legislators during a discussion on the national budget on Tu...
Recruitment freeze cripples hospitals 18 January 2018 HARARE - Government must suspend the health sector recruitment freeze as hospitals are facing serious staffing shortages, the parliamentary portfolio committee on Health and Child Care has said. In 2011, authorities imposed a recruitment freeze at State health facilities across the country in ...
Union confronts govt over ECD teachers 2 January 2018 HARARE – The National Education Union of Zimbabwe (NEUZ) has blasted the government after declaring that Early Childhood Development (ECD) teachers that were on government’s payroll will no longer be funded by Treasury. While government said it recognised the complementary role that parents pl...