Elephants overpopulation: We cant kill them, we cant sell them, we have a problem, Parly told

The Portfolio Committee on Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry has told Parliament that the country faces a huge challenge in managing an elephant overpopulation in national parks, a development which has led to increased human-wildlife conflict. Zimbabwe has an elephant population carrying capacity of 55 000 but currently has about 88 000 elephants …

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Here is what the Environmental Committee found about wetland depletion in Harare

REPORT OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM ON WETLAND MANAGEMENT HON. CHINANZVAVANA:  Thank you, Hon. Speaker Sir.  I move the motion standing in my name: That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Environment and Tourism on Wetland Management.    HON. CHINANZVAVANA:  Thank you, Mr Speaker Sir.  I move to present Report …

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New Life Church is building on wetland, without permit from Council, Parly told

The Portfolio Committee on Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry has told Parliament that New Life Ministries is building a church in a wetland in Eastlea without a permit from the city council. The revelation is contained in the committee report on the destruction of wetlands in Harare which came after the committee was invited for …

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Floods in Zimbabwe: How prepared are we for climate change effects?

OPINION By Marshall Bwanya Government’s failure to effectively prepare for the recent wave of floods that ravaged some parts of Binga, destroying, homes, crops and property could be a classic case of history repeating itself. It is in this season, though different months that saw the deadly Cyclone Idai ravaging through Chimannimani and Chipinge last …

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It’s time to enforce climate related laws

By Joel Mandaza 2019 gave Zimbabwe a stern reminder of how climate change is now a reality. Cyclone Idai displaced more than a thousand and killed hundreds in Chimanimani. One of the most devastating occurrences in the country’s history, Cyclone Idai remains a headache to the country, nine months later. People are still living in …

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It’s time to enforce climate related laws

By Joel Mandaza 2019 gave Zimbabwe a stern reminder of how climate change is now a reality. Cyclone Idai displaced more than a thousand and killed hundreds in Chimanimani. One of the most devastating occurrences in the country’s history, Cyclone Idai remains a headache to the country, nine months later. People are still living in …

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Harare City Council Borrowed US$32 Million for Salaries

By Staff Reporter Harare City Council borrowed US$32 500 000 to fund the salaries and terminal benefits packages for its employers in direct contravention of laws governing such acts according to the recently released Auditor General’s report for 2018. The hefty amounts were borrowed in batches from CABS between 18 November 2014 and 18 November …

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Chitungwiza to increase rates by 155%

By Takunda Mandura Chitungwiza Municipality is set to effect a 155% increase which will see the rates card moving from the current RTGS $24.14 to about RTGS$61.55. The move has been attributed to inflation and the continued devaluation of the local RTGS currency as compared to the US Dollar which has been in use since …

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Chitungwiza to increase rates by 155%

By Takunda Mandura Chitungwiza Municipality is set to effect a 155% increase which will see the rates card moving from the current RTGS $24.14 to about RTGS$61.55. The move has been attributed to inflation and the continued devaluation of the local RTGS currency as compared to the US Dollar which has been in use since …

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