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Farmers cry foul over illegal imports

Farmers cry foul over illegal imports

UNSCRUPULOUS businesspeople are still bringing in farming produce into the country through illegal entry points despite a ban imposed by government to protect local markets. The government banned the importation of perishable and horticultural products during the start of the year in a bid to ... Read More »

Govt urged to speedily finalise investment deals

Govt urged to speedily finalise investment deals

The business community in Bulawayo has expressed dissatisfaction at the slow pace at which government is finalising deals with foreign investment partners which can be a panacea in resuscitating critical sectors of the economy. Contributing at a business breakfast meeting on Wednesday, business executives said ... Read More »

Byo residents dismiss Govt proposal on RBZ debt

Byo residents dismiss Govt proposal on RBZ debt

BULAWAYO residents have vehemently declined to inherit the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe  (RBZ) debt of $1, 2 billion, saying citizens in the city are already over-burdened. Presenting their views before a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development at the Bulawayo Small City Hall, ... Read More »

Debt Assumption Bill public hearings begin

Debt Assumption Bill public hearings begin

THE Finance and Economic Development Portfolio Committee has started conducting public hearings to gather views on the proposed Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Debt Assumption Bill. If the bill is adopted, the government will offload the burden from the central bank to tax payers. In ... Read More »

Company relocations: No greener pastures in Harare

Company relocations: No greener pastures in Harare

COMPANIES that relocated to Harare from Bulawayo seeking better business prospects in the capital also collapsed there due to the economic crunch, contrary to beliefs they were doing well, a senior government official has said. In the wake of a non-performing economy, many companies ditched ... Read More »

Chinamasa explains Zim-China deal conditions

Chinamasa explains Zim-China deal conditions

THE deals signed between Zimbabwe and China were premised on the condition that the latter has to be directly involved and benefit from them otherwise the Asian giant would not have offered any assistance, a cabinet minister has said. Zimbabwe signed “mega” agreements with China ... Read More »

Byo to benefit from SADC summit

Byo to benefit from SADC summit

BULAWAYO is set to receive a major financial boost when it hosts the SADC Peoples Summit, two weeks from now. About three thousand delegates from southern african countries are expected to attend the summit, which will run two days before the SADC Heads of State ... Read More »

NRZ needs $50m to refurbish Byo-Vic Falls railway line

NRZ needs $50m to refurbish Byo-Vic Falls railway line

AILING National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) requires $50 million to lay a new railway line connecting Bulawayo- Victoria Falls as it is now a death trap. Early this month a foreign tourist died in Victoria Falls and several others were left injured when a goods ... Read More »

Govt to act on gold smuggling

Govt to act on gold smuggling

GOVERNMENT is working on gold-buyer friendly incentives in a bid to root rampant smuggling of the precious mineral out of Zimbabwe, Finance and Economic Development deputy minister, Samuel Undenge said on Wednesday. Presenting on the fiscal incentives to support mining linkages and overall growth of ... Read More »

Mine Entra preps gather pace

Mine Entra preps gather pace

More than 90 percent of the exhibition space has been taken up at the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre as preparations for this year’s Mining, Engineering and Transport (Mine Entra) to be held in Bulawayo in two weeks gather momentum. Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company ... Read More »