Parly ignored oversight over a stupid thing, says Biti

Harare East legislator Tendai Biti has castigated Parliament for focusing on “stupid” things at the expense of its important role of providing oversight when it met on Tuesday. Parliament met on Tuesday where about four MDC Alliance legislators were recalled from as a result of the ongoing MDC power wrangles. However, speaking at a virtual …

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Zim to lose US$1billion tourism receipts due to COVID-19

By Staff Writer Zimbabwe’s tourism sector could lose up to US$1billion in revenue as tourist arrivals into the southern African nation are expected to decline by up to 85% due to COVID-19, a senior government official has said. The country’s tourism industry has been named as one of the hardest hit sectors following the outbreak …

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Zim to lose US$1billion tourism receipts due to COVID-19

By Staff Writer Zimbabwe’s tourism sector could lose up to US$1billion in revenue as tourist arrivals into the southern African nation are expected to decline by up to 85% due to COVID-19, a senior government official has said. The country’s tourism industry has been named as one of the hardest hit sectors following the outbreak …

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Lockdown level 2: When the rich decide for the poor

OPINION By Joel Mandaza Government recently released Statutory Instrument 99 of 2020. This is a legal document meant to crystalise the declarations made by President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday where the country`s lockdown status was adjusted. From an unnamed level, we found ourselves being plunged into Level 2. It is principally an extension of the …

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Govt sets team to design finer details for stimulus package

By Staff Writer Government has begun consultations for the allocation of the ZW$18 billion COVID-19 rescue plan for productive sectors, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has said. Last week President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a bail out program for local industry which is teetering on the brink of collapse following the outbreak of the pandemic. “To this …

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Zimra closes Bulawayo office due to COVID-19, sends 52 employees into self-isolation

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority has closed its Bulawayo office after one of its staff members tested positive to COVID-19 The tax agency’s Commissioner General Faith Mazani said the office would resume operations after tests are done on other employees that could have come into contact with the coronavirus patient. “We were notified by the Ministry …

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Govt. Warned: ZW$18 billion stimulus package will stoke inflation

By Staff Writer President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced a ZW$18 billion stimulus package for the economy which took a cough due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts have however warned that while the package is long overdue, the rescue plan could result in money supply growth which is inflationary and could also fuel corruption in the …

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Zim misses COVID-19 testing target, as extended lockdown nears end

By Takunda Mandura Zimbabwe has missed its ambitious COVID-19 testing target of 40 000 which was supposed to be met by the 30th of April in a bid to curb the spread of the pandemic which has claimed many lives across the world. As at April 30, Zimbabwe only managed about 8 314 tests of …

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We have not yet disbursed relief funds to the vulnerable, says Minister

By Staff Writer Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Paul Mavima has revealed that government is yet to disburse the promised ZW$200 relief funds to vulnerable groups meant for the COVID-19 induced lockdown. While government has been receiving medical equipment in its fight against the respiratory ailment, critics say authorities have failed to provide …

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