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Health committee fumes over budget allocation

Health committee fumes over budget allocation

The Health and Child Care Parliamentary Portfolio Committee has criticised the 2015 budget for downgrading healthcare provision as a priority, as it was allocated $249, 695 million short of its  proposed figure. Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health chairperson Dr Ruth Labode said the ministry’s bid ... Read More »

VCMZ working on code of ethics for bloggers

VCMZ working on code of ethics for bloggers

Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ) is set to launch a new code of ethics that will help bloggers conduct their online activity with honesty and integrity.    This was revealed by VMCZ board member Tapfuma Machakaire during a review of the professionalism and ethics ... Read More »

Beitbridge border chaos jolts SA govt to action

Beitbridge border chaos jolts SA govt to action

SOUTH African Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, has put in place measures to ease flow of traffic, both human and vehicles, at the Beitbridge border Post as thousands of Zimbabweans return home for the holidays. Beitbridge is said to be the second busiest port ... Read More »

Zim a poor nation of vendors:Tsvangirai

Zim a poor nation of vendors:Tsvangirai

Opposition MDC-T  leader Morgan Tsvangirai  has described 2014 as a tempestuous year  saying the carnival atmosphere synonymous with the festive season is not being felt as people  continue to suffer. In his end of year message, the former premier said Zimbabweans “have simply become a ... Read More »

Chinamasa urged to manage ballooning wage bill

Chinamasa urged to manage ballooning wage bill

Key government stakeholders have advised Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa to manage the country’s wage bill downwards to sustainable levels. Giving a report to the Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development on the analysis of the 2015 National Budget by the stakeholders, the committee’s chairperson  ... Read More »

ZimRights honours human rights defenders

ZimRights honours human rights defenders

Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) will on Thursday to honour the country’s outstanding human rights defenders with Buhera South MP Joseph Chinotimba among the frontrunners to land the People’s Choice award. The 4th edition of Community Human Rights Defender Awards would be held in Bulawayo inline with ... Read More »

Minister assures artists on youth games remuneration

Minister assures artists on youth games remuneration

Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Andrew Langa has assured artists who participated at the just ended Africa Union Sport Council Region 5 under 20 youth games that government will fulfil its contractual obligations for services they rendered during the regional sporting extravaganza. Addressing artists and ... Read More »

More electricity woes as Byo power station shuts down

More electricity woes as Byo power station shuts down

The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has once again shut down Bulawayo Power Station “due to insufficient feed water” and while several boilers are being repaired. The shutdown began last Friday and expected to last till December 21 in the process taking more than 40 megawatts ... Read More »

Chicken Slice, NetOne in Ndebele language storm

Chicken Slice, NetOne in Ndebele language storm

Bulawayo residents have expressed concern over continued distortions of the Ndebele language by corporates, saying it was a violation of the people’s identity and language. The residents expressed displeasure at the trend of misspelt isiNdebele words with the latest typographic error coming from a Harare ... Read More »

Liberation war history will be rewritten: Dokora

Liberation war history will be rewritten: Dokora

Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Lazarus Dokora, has intimated that the country’s disputed liberation history would be rewritten accordingly while people and institutions would be consulted to correct existing distortions. Dr Dokora made these assertions yesterday at the Bulawayo Press Club while explaining ... Read More »