New feather in President’s cap…appointed WHO goodwill ambassador

Takunda Maodza in Montevideo, URUGUAY— President Mugabe will spearhead the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa after he accepted a request by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to be its goodwill ambassador on the continent. The President is here for the WHO global conference on NCDs. NCDs are chronic diseases that cannot be passed from person-to-person…
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Govt in drive to contain NCDs •Inter-ministerial task force on cards: President •National policy framework in place

Takunda Maodza in MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay— Government is making efforts to establish an Inter-Ministerial Task Force on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) because such diseases need a multi-sectoral response, President Mugabe has said. NCDs are chronic diseases that cannot be passed from person-to-person and include cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Read More………. Dialysis too expensive, says Parirenyatwa…
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Grain reserves hit one million tonnes •Activate satellite collection points, GMB told •$390 producer price unchanged

Walter Nyamukondiwa Chinhoyi Bureau— Government has directed the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) to immediately activate satellite collection points to mop up the remaining grain as the Strategic Grain Reserve has hit a million tonnes.GMB has further been directed to work round the clock to facilitate speedy payment of farmers. This comes as Government has already started dispatching…
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President outlines legislative agenda •25 Bills to be tabled before Parly •Agric, mining drive economic revival

Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter— President Mugabe yesterday officially opened the Fifth and last Session of the Eighth Parliament, saying the occasion came at a time when the economy was on the rebound, spurred by growth in agriculture and mining. In his address outlining the legislative agenda for the session where at least 25 Bills are expected…
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Call to conquer scientific, technology frontiers

Mabasa Sasa in TEHRAN, Iran— President Mugabe has urged young Zimbabweans to conquer the frontier of new scientific and technological knowledge to develop their nation. Addressing Zimbabwean students here on Monday night, President Mugabe challenged youths to push the boundaries in the quest for excellence, rallying the nation to disprove the notion that black people…
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Tsvangirai wilts, President blossoms: report

Herald Reporter— PRESIDENT Mugabe would romp to victory if Presidential elections are held tomorrow, respected thinktank, Afrobarometer says in its latest survey results dated May 10, 2017.The Round 7 Survey Results, from fieldwork conducted between January 28 and February 10 this year, reveal that the majority of Zimbabweans, 56 percent, approve of the way President…
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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Youths show the way

President Mugabe yesterday brought the eastern border city of Mutare to a standstill as he moved in with the juggernaut of the Presidential Youth Interface programme. This was the second leg of the massive rallies being spearheaded by the Zanu-PF Youth League, after the first one in Marondera a fortnight ago. Sakubva Stadium was packed to…
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Govt announces paradigm shift on housing

Felex Share and Tendai Mugabe— President Mugabe has called for a paradigm shift in the provision of housing where Government concentrates on building high-rise apartments, instead of expending more land building single-story houses. Speaking at the inaugural, Presidential Youth Interface Meeting at Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera yesterday, President Mugabe said the wanton distribution of land…
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World loses $250bn to disasters annually: UN

From Mabasa Sasa in CANCUN, Mexico— NATURAL and man-made disasters cost the global economy US$250 billion annually, and countries must move from mere talk to robust action to lessen this financial burden and the human toll that accompanies it, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Ms Amina Mohammed has said. She said this as she opened the Global…
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Midlands saga: Kasukuwere under fire

Herald Reporter— EMBATTLED zanu-pf national political commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere, has come under fire for trashing the party’s communication channels and procedures after he unilaterally disqualified Cde Pearson Meeting Mbalekwa from contesting the Chiwundura by-elections slated for July 15. Cde Kasukuwere disqualified Cde Mbalekwa via a text message from Mexico where he is accompanying President…
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