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EU finalising €234m support to Zim

NEW European Union (EU) ambassador to Zimbabwe, Philippe Van Damme has re-affirmed the bloc’s commitment to support Zimbabwe saying the European Development Fund (EDF) programme to Zimbabwe amounting to  €234 million will be finalised next week. The EU recently lifted measures under Article 96 of ...

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Mayor laments shortage of hotels in Byo

Bulawayo mayor, Councillor Martin Moyo has lamented the shortage of top notch hotels in the city at a time when the city is readying to host high profile SADC visitors African Union Sports Council Region V Youth Games. Speaking at a Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe Congress ...

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Companies implore retailers to prioritise local products

LOCAL MANUFACTURING firms have implored retailers to allocate them prime space in their outlets as this can scale up the rate of sale by as much as 30 percent. Speaking to journalists in Bulawayo during a Buy Zimbabwe tour of the city’s industries, United Refineries ...

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Foreign products hurting us – Byo firms

LOCAL MANUFACTURERS in Bulawayo say foreign imports are still seriously hurting their operations adding that as long as local consumers do not support their products, the city’s economy will remain inert. Speaking during a Buy Zimbabwe tour of Bulawayo firms, directors from several leading manufacturers ...

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Govt to set up company to promote entreprenuership:Mzembi

The government is in the process of establishing a state owned company with the aim of assisting investors with entrepreneurial ventures in the country. Speaking during the official opening of Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe (HAZ) Congress on Wednesday, Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Walter Mzembi ...

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eThekwini business delegation to visit Byo

The mayor of eThekwini Municipality in Durban, South Africa has proposed to lead a business delegation to Bulawayo next year to scout for business opportunities in the city grappling with de-industrialisation. Speaking at reception to welcome the Durban delegation hosted by the Bulawayo City Council,  ...

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Mbeki to attend Zim diamond conference

FORMER South African President Thabo Mbeki is scheduled to participate at the Zimbabwe Diamond Conference in Harare to be held between November 6 and 7 as the county is struggling to crawl out of a decade long economic decline. The  first-ever diamond conference was in ...

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Govt avails € 1.2m to revive cotton ginneries

The government has set aside € 1.2 million of the €4,2 million grant availed to Zimbabwe by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) meant for the recovery of the cotton and clothing sector, for the resuscitation of cotton ginneries in the country. The ...

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Byo to host HAZ annual congress

BULAWAYO is expected to host the Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe (HAZ) annual congress next week which coincides with the association’s 70 year anniversary. Last year’s congress was in Victoria Falls. About 150 delegates are set to attend the three day event whose major highlight would ...

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Byo based finance expert pens book

BULAWAYO based finance expert, Edward Ingram, is working on a four part book that he hopes will positively transform the global financial services industry. Ingram who is 74 years, trained as a scientist and engineer. He grew up and  worked in the United Kingdom for ...

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