Articles tagged 'government'

'Budget fails education' 27 November 2018 HARARE - Civic Society Organisations advocating for access to Education under the Every Child in School campaign (ECIS) have accused government of neglecting pupils, in its 2019 Budget, by largely prioritising public service bills. This comes after Finance minister Mthuli Ncube revealed that t...
Govt targets tax dodgers 4 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is finalising drafting legislation that will restore stability and eliminate mischief in the money markets, his spokesperson George Charamba told the Daily News on Sunday this week. Charamba also revealed that Mnangagwa will use emergency powers to deal wi...
Boost health spending: Doctors 4 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government should boost health spending in the face of increasing public concern about the appalling state of healthcare. Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights spokesperson Fortune Nyamande told the Daily News on Sunday, government should incr...
ED, Chiwenga present united front 3 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa and ailing Vice President Constantino Chiwenga appeared together to announce that Australia's Invictus Energy had found oil and gas deposits in the northern Muzarabani area, showing a united front in the face of widening divisions in the presidium.  Mnanga...
Freehold ownership key to investment: CFU 3 November 2018 HARARE - The Commercial Farmers' Union (CFU) says government should restore freehold ownership rights in order to unlock the collateral value of agricultural land in Zimbabwe. As part of its submissions to the 2019 National Budget consultations, the CFU said the main problem facing Zimbabwe's ...
Lumumba plans to tell all this Sunday 2 November 2018 HARARE - Controversial activist Acie Lumumba is threatening to spill more beans on Sunday, barely a week after his exposé ruffled feathers in the corridors of power. The self-proclaimed corruption buster said he will on Sunday expose the powerful people behind “Queen Bee”, whom many suspect to...
No dualisation for Beitbridge-Chirundu highway, says Govt 2 November 2018 HARARE - Government will no longer dualise the entire 900km highway from Beitbridge to Chirundu but will just widen the busy highway. The Information ministry said feasibility studies have indicated that the complete dualisation of the highway is not viable because traffic volumes are not suff...
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...