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2017 National Budget Highlights

MINISTER of Finance and Economic Development, Patrick Chinamasa presented a total of $4.1billion National Budget for 2017 yesterday in Parliament. Of the total 2017 budget of $4.1 billion, employment costs will take up to $3 billion leaving only $400 million for current operations and $180 ...

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“BEAM allocations unfair, Matabeleland disadvantaged”

THE Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights has blasted the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Services over the 2015 ‘unfair’ BEAM allocations where less resources were allocated to students from Matabeleland compared to other regions. 2015 BEAM statistics were recently released in the Parliamentary ...

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Zim on rebranding exercise

THE Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has embarked on nation re-branding exercise to rebrand the country in order to promote trade, attract tourism and lure investment. ZTA held an all stakeholders Zimbabwe image management workshop Thursday in Bulawayo were representatives from various sectors attended. The workshop ...

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“Major clothing retailers should cater for local fashion designers”

By Sibusiso Moyo GROWING up in the streets of Bulawayo, Gilmore Tee Moyo, did not see himself becoming an industrious fashion designer until he was in Grade 5 when his artsy talent was recognised. “It is actually funny how l became involved in the fashion ...

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Byo councillors worried about disposal of human waste

By Franklin Sibindi BULAWAYO councillors have expressed concern over the manner in which residents are disposing their human waste, amid the current water crisis affecting Zimbabwe’s second largest city . It is alleged some residents have developed a habit of relieving themselves in plastic bags and ...

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Nephew (19) burns grandmother’s three huts

By Memory Ncube A YOUNG man from Esigodini allegedly set alight his grandmother’s homestead, burning property worth over $5 000. The accused, identified as Mgcini Ndlovu (19) is said to have set fire his grandmother’s, Vivian Khanye (65) house over a mere squabble. Ndlovu was hauled ...

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‘Our rights are violated in hospital’ -people living with disabilities

By Memory Ncube  GOVERNMENT has been urged to invest in educating people living with disabilities so they can take up jobs in the medical field and assist fellow counterparts whose human rights have been violated in hospitals. Participating at a Medical Services Act amendment consultation ...

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‘Health should be a priority in 2017 budget’

By Sibusiso Moyo THE Bulawayo City Council must prioritise health in its 2017 budget considering the fact that their local clinics are ill equipped while some areas have no facilities at all, residents have said. Speaking to Radio Dialogue at a community dialogue meeting last ...

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Give children contraceptives-health officials

By Memory Ncube  CHILDREN should be granted the right to access various contraceptive methods to help curb unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions, health officials have said. Addressing delegates during a Medical Services Act amendment consultative meeting recently in Bulawayo, health officials emphasised children should be ...

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Let’s revive rainmaking ceremonies -Pumula residents

By Arnold Dube RESIDENTS in Pumula have called for the revival of rainmaking ceremonies, saying such traditional practices would solve the current drought situation affecting the country. In interviews with Radio Dialogue, residents at a community dialogue meeting expressed concern over rejection of old customs and ...

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