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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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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WHO removes Mugabe as Goodwill Ambassador | #Goodwill4Who

WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  statement: Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs in Africa. As a result, I have decided to rescind the appointment. I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns, and heard the different issues that they have raised. I have also consulted with the …

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Girl-child abuse: Govt urged to do more

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Zimbabwe National Council for Welfare of Children (ZNCWC) director Reverend Taylor Nyanhete says while the government has done a remarkable thing by providing safe houses for abused girls, there is need to do more to cater for those who need extra help. Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has spearheaded a program where about 56 young girls have already been …

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Did Mugabe insult Zimbos on routine medical checks?

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa THE advice by President Robert Mugabe that people should go for routine medical check-ups left many people wondering if he is in touch with realities obtaining in the country or not. Many Zimbabweans owing to current economic hardships are failing to take their sick relatives to hospitals because of high user-fees being demanded at a time when unemployment is in the region of …

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