Mash East leads in tobacco planting

Elita chikwati Senior Agriculture Reporter Mashonaland East Province is leading all the country’s provinces in terms of the hectarage that has been put under flue-cured tobacco, having 5 625 hectares under the cash crop out of the 15 296ha planted countrywide. Latest statistics from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB)’s weekly bulletin show that the 15…
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First Lady fulfills promise

Rutendo Rori Marondera Correspondent First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe yesterday fulfilled her promise by donating 3 000 day-old-chicks to the Zanu-PF Women’s League in Mashonaland East, as she steps up her empowerment drive in all the country’s 10 provinces. The donation followed a training in chicken rearing that was sponsored by the First Lady, with officials from…
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Vendors need social security too: Govt

Obert Chifamba Manicaland Bureau THE National Social Security Authority (NSSA) should go beyond just extending their social security scheme to the informal sector and provide infrastructure, particularly markets, from which the people in the sector can work safely, Government has said. Addressing guests attending the Informal Sector Social Security Scheme in Zimbabwe: Mutare All Stakeholders Engagement Meeting…
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Checheche gets state-of-the-art abattoir

Luthando Mapepa recently in Checheche Efforts to revitalise Chipinge’s beef industry got a major boost last Thursday when Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs Mandi Chimene commissioned a state-of-the-art abattoir at Checheche Growth Point. The abattoir has capacity to slaughter 30 cattle a day. The development is expected to benefit hundreds of cattle farmers who…
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Councillors call for Mutare mayor ouster

Nyore Madzianike Manicaland Bureau MUTARE Mayor Councillor Tatenda Nhemarare’s job is on the line following calls by some councillors for his ouster, citing corruption and incompetence. The call for the mayor’s ouster came during a full council meeting which was held last Wednesday. Mutare City chamber secretary Mr Cephas Vuta confirmed that the disgruntled councillors passed a vote…
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