Don’t come anywhere near auction floors, vendors told

By Staff Writer Zimbabwe’s tobacco industry regulator TIMB has announced new rules for trade during the lockdown that will shut out vendors from the auction floors. The country’s tobacco auction floors have traditionally been a hive of activity when the tobacco selling season commences. The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board which administers the sale of …

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Govt decentalises tobacco selling to minimise spread of COVID-19

By Staff Writer Government has decentralised the selling of tobacco as part of measures to decongest traditional buying centres in Harare as cases of confirmed COVID-19 increase in the country. Tobacco is Zimbabwe’s second-largest foreign currency earner after gold. The marketing season of the crop was set to start from mid-April but following restrictions announced …

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Coronavirus: Parliament should save us

By Joel Mandaza In governance, there is a principle called separation of powers. This is when different arms of the state perform distinct but complementary roles in decision making. The thinking behind this concept is to ensure that when one arm appears weak at any given time, its strength is replenished by the function of the other arms. …

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