ALERT!!! Cholera might be in Harare already

By Pretty Chavango  Government has urged people in Harare and other towns to be on high alert for cholera as people from various areas who attended a funeral in Chegutu might have been infected by the Cholera. Health Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa told the media that there is a possibility that cholera might be spread through those people who attended a funeral in Chegutu adding …

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ALERT!!! Cholera might be in Harare already

By Pretty Chavango  Government has urged people in Harare and other towns to be on high alert for cholera as people from various areas who attended a funeral in Chegutu might have been infected by the Cholera. Health Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa told the media that there is a possibility that cholera might be spread through those people who attended a funeral in Chegutu adding …

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US$500m boost for health sector

By Wisdom Mumera  Global Fund has extended a US$500 million grant to the government of Zimbabwe for the HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria programs. The grant whose programs will be implemented by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC, UNDP and the National Aids Council (NAC) comes at a time when Parliamentarians are threatening to sabotage the country’s 2018 budget if the health sector is …

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Increase health funding or we sabortage budget: MPs

By Pretty Chavango Legislators have told Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa to to at least double the budget allocation for health or risk having his proposed 2018 national budget rejected. The health sector was allocated about US$408 million from the the budget in 2018 against a proposal of at least US$1.3 billion. Zimbabwe’s health sector is facing various challenges that range from operation, …

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Parliament neglecting local authorities: CHRA

By Wisdom Mumera Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) executive director Mfundo Mlilo has accused Parliament of neglecting its oversight role over local authorities which resulted in most of them abusing public resources. Most local authorities have been accused of awarding heft salaries to their executives at the expense of service delivery and some of the officials have been engaging in various illegal activities. Speaking at …

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Kunzvi Dam is priority not new Parliament: Manyenyeni

By Daniel Chigundu Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni has urged the government to put on hold construction of the new Parliament of Zimbabwe and instead channel the funds towards Kunzvi Dam. Kunzvi Dam has widely been designated as the solution to the current water crisis bedevilling the City of Harare. The new Parliament building in Mount Hampden is expected to cost over US$1billion while Kunzvi …

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Govt to build a new hospital in Harare: Parirenyatwa

By Pretty Chavango Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has revealed that his ministry is working on building a new hospital in Harare in fulfilment of his previous promise. The new hospital is earmarked to make up for the now dilapidated Harare Central Hospital which has gone through continuous renovations. The plans for the more spacious Hospital are said to be at an …

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Grace Mugabe chose politics over cancer fight: Parly

By Daniel Chigundu Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care says former first-lady Grace Mugabe was reluctant to join other African First Ladies in the fight against the menacing cancer. Cancer has reportedly surpassed HIV/Aids as the number one killer-disease in the country and African continent owing to the cost of its treatment and equipment needed. Zimbabwe with an estimated 14 million has only …

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CDF saga: MPs now demand US$75K

Daniel Chigundu Legislators have demanded that the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) which is currently pegged at US$50 000 be adjusted to US$75 000 because of inflation. Treasury has already marshalled about US$5 million in CDF funds to be disbursed to the 210 legislators as soon as the constitution for the fund has been adopted by Parliament. Speaking in the National Assembly, Norton legislator Temba Mliswa …

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2018 elections: Nkosana Moyo banks on Mugabe, Tsvangirai ill health

By Daniel Chigundu Alliance for People’s Agenda (APA) leader Dr Nkosana Moyo says he is expecting to win the 2018 elections because people will dump both President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai owing to their ill health status. President Robert Mugabe is always in and out of the country going to Singapore and Malaysia for alleged medical checkups for undisclosed diseases which some people allege …

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