Author Archives: Wallace Mawire

Zimbabwe’s outdated mines Act to undergo review

Zimbabwe is to repeal its outdated mines and minerals Act in a bid to boost the mines sector and woe much needed investors, Fred Moyo, Mines and Minerals Development Deputy Minister has said. read more

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Philippines company expands business distributorship networks in Zimbabwe

A Philippines based company, Edmark International has spread it wings into Zimbabwe with the recent launch of its first Edmark Zimbabwe’s 1st anniversary expo recently on 19 March, 2016. read more

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Engineering sector corruption hampering programmes to reduce poverty in developing world

Massive corruption in the construction and engineering sector in the developing world especially in Africa is sabotaging policies and programmes that aim to reduce poverty, according to a  presentation by Zimbabwe’s Engineer Martin Manuhwa, Vice-President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) Anti-Corruption chairperson and Chairperson of the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe (ECZ) at the recent World Engineering Conference and Convention held in Kyoto, Japan in 2015. read more

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Zimbabwe to host UNESCO AFRICA ENGINEERING WEEK

The Engineering Council of Zimbabwe (ECZ) has won the bid to host the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Engineering week and  World Council of Civil Enginners (WCCE) General Assembly to be held in the resort town of Victoria Falls on 14 to 19 September 2015 under the theme: Engineering Innovation for Accelerated Infrastructure Development for Africa, according to Enginner Martin Manuhwa (ECZ) Chairperson. read more

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Zimbabwe’s Marondera municipality identified for AWF urban water management programme

The town of Marondera in Zimbabwe has been selected to participate in the African Water Facility (AWF) Integrated Urban Water Management Programme (IUWM), according to Saviour Kasukuwere, Minister of Environment, Water and Climate officially opening an IUWM workshop in Harare recently. read more

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Zimbabwe’s economic planning ministry to reform investment centre

In a bid to improve the growth of the country’s economy, Zimbabwe’s ministry of Economic Planning and Investment is refocusing on a new vision and thrust in a bid to initiate a process of developing and implementing an economic growth strategy and plan for the government, according to Minister Simon Khaya Moyo. read more

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Zimbabwe seeks to establish internet governance forum

Zimbabwe’s Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) is embarking on an initiative to establish a national internet governance forum (IGF) to advance internet governance issues in the country, according to a representative of POTRAZ. read more

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Zimbabwe identified in Southern Africa to conduct global consultations on food and water security issues

Zimbabwe has been chosen as the only country in the Southern African region to participate in the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) on going global consultations focusing on food and water security. This came out at a recent workshop in Harare attended by various stakeholders to come up with a report to be presented to CFS covering the related issues. read more

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Zimbabwe to host water resources and infrastructure investment summit

Zimbabwe will host a water resources and infrastructure investment summit on 24 to 26 June, 2015 to  showcase all major water and water related projects in the country, according to a spokesperson for the host organisation, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate. read more

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USAID’s Zimbabwe agricultural support programme leaves communities empowered

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Zimbabwe Agricultural Income and Employment Development (Zim-AIED) five-year programme that began in October 2010 and will be officially closing at a colourful ceremony to be held at Tshongokwe irrigation scheme in ward 8 of Lupane in Matebeleland North province of Zimbabwe has reportedly transformed many lives and empowered formerly impoverished local communities who are engaged in self-sustaining income-generating activities. read more

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EU opens second Zim-EU Business Information Centre

The European Union (EU) has opened  a second Zimbabwe-EU Business Information Centre (Zim-EBIC) in Zimbabwe’s second capital Bulawayo to serve as  an information hotspot that will allow Zimbabwean businesses to easily and conveniently access information about trade with the European Union, according to Philippe Van Damme, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of EU to Zimbabwe. read more

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IRENA supports energy access initiatives for Africa and Asia

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) recently organized a weeklong knowledge sharing workshop for energy business incubators and entrepreneurs from Asia and Africa from 22 to 27thof September, 2014. The programme is anchored by the Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) at IIM Ahmedabad and SELCO Incubation Center, two of India’s premier incubator vehicles supporting entrepreneurs in the renewable energy and energy access space. The workshop brought together participants from 11 business incubators, 2 renewable energy associations and 10 energy enterprises from 8 countries within Africa and Asia – Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Egypt, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and India. read more

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Zimbabwe host 6th Africa’s water, climate development programme workshop

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Zimbabwe facing challenges in controlling veld-fires:EMA

Zimbabwe is facing challenges and not doing well to control veldfires resulting in the loss of at least 1 million hectares of forests on an annual,basis, according to Steady Kangata, Environmental Management Agency (EMA) Publicity and Education Manager at a recent media tour in Manicaland province. read more

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