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Parly Ignorant Of Inflated Belarus Fire Tender Deal

Clerk of Parliament Kennedy Chokuda has revealed that Parliament has no documentation proving that Harare and Belarus signed an agreement to procure fire tenders on behalf of local authorities as initially claimed by government. This follows Local Government ministry secretary Zvinechimwe Churu’s letter to all councils informing them of a …

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Power Cuts To Increase Due To Fault At Thermal Station

Zimbabwe’s state-owned electricity transmission company ramped up blackouts on Tuesday because of a technical fault in a thermal power station in the country’s west. Power cuts will be increased until July 1, the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Co said in an emailed statement. The Hwange Thermal Power Station is …

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Accelerate Smart Prison Concept: ED

THE Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service (ZPCS) needs to accelerate the adoption of modern technological systems and applications in line with its envisaged “smart prison” concept, President Mnangagwa has said. Under the smart prison concept, ZPCS is benchmarking its services within the framework of international prison standards and management trends. …

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Census Cash Ignites Spat Between ZIMSTAT Boss & Bulawayo PMD

BULAWAYO – An unlikely row has erupted between Bulawayo’s provincial medical director and the director general of the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency over the payment of allowances for enumerators who conducted the 2022 national census. An estimated 30,000 people, mainly civil servants, were drafted for the 10-day exercise in April. …

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Health, Education Sectors In Doldrums

Zimbabwe is now grounded, faced with a dying healthcare system and a collapsed education sector as evidenced by the on-going job action and dilapidated infrastructure reminiscence of the 2006-2008 situation, ex-cabinet ministers have said. The rot in the health delivery system and the education sector came out in the open …

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Commonwealth Snubs Zim

ZIMBABWE’S bid to be re-admitted into the Commonwealth group of nations appears to have flopped after the economic bloc snubbed the Southern African country. The Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting ended in Kigali, Rwanda, on Saturday with deafening silence on Zimbabwe’s re-admission bid. The Commonwealth, however, admitted two former French …

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Zim Sinks Deeper Into Debt Hole

The government last year added US$6,45 billion to the public debt as the Treasury assumed the former white farmer’s compensation fund under domestic debt and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) legacy loans. In the Treasury’s newly released 2021 Annual Public Debt Bulletin, public debt was ZW$1,86 trillion and using …

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Sweeping Changes Drawn Up In Fight Against Corruption

An inter-ministerial anti-corruption committee has made sweeping resolutions to combat corruption as non-complex cases must be finalised within six months, while complicated matters can only stretch for a year. This emerged from a recent National Anti-Corruption Strategy Steering Committee (NACSSC) meeting which also agreed to review court processes to expedite …

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