Week 31

Govt struggling to clear BEAM arrears

UK engages Zim diaspora vote petitioners

Private sector embraces push to modernise agriculture

Civil Society Statement on Amendments to the PVO Amendment Bill, 2021

‘350 years to double Matabeleland population’

Bulawayo tightens water rationing, bowsers back

Zim’s 15 million problems

Resilience building programme benefits 50 000

We’ve stopped whining: CCC

Govt struggling to clear BEAM arrears

The cash-strapped government is struggling to clear Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM) arrears in the process inconveniencing learners, some of whom are turned away from schools by unscrupulous authorities. The government is paying school fees for children from less-privileged families through the BEAM facility but payments are always delayed.

UK engages Zim diaspora vote petitioners

Zimbabweans based in the diaspora who have been pushing for the extension of voting rights to those based in other countries have been invited by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office in the United Kingdom (UK) to state their case, CITE has established. The former chief has already announced that Zimbabweans based abroad will vote in an independent diaspora vote without the inclusion of Zimbabwe Electoral Commission or the government.

Private sector embraces push to modernise agriculture

Use of drones is in line with the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development’s mission to facilitate the growth of a modern and viable climate smart agricultural sector with ultra-low targeted drone spraying meant to reduce the volume of pesticide use.

Civil Society Statement on Amendments to the PVO Amendment Bill, 2021

The amendments have also maintained the Minister’s powers to suspend executive committees of organisations unilaterally and arbitrarily, and impose provisional trustees with extensive powers, with the High Court only reviewing the suspension and appointments after they have been imposed.

‘350 years to double Matabeleland population’

THE Matabeleland region will need an estimated 350 years to double its population which has been on a slow growth rate mainly due to low fertility rate, cultural practices and migration, among a number of factors.

Bulawayo tightens water rationing, bowsers back

BULAWAYO residents will now go for two days a week without water supplies after the local authority from yesterday effected a 48-hour water shedding schedule. The local authority has further put in place relief measures like bowsers to high lying areas where water might take longer to be restored against the shedding schedule.

Zim’s 15 million problems

The new results show that the population has doubled in the last 42 years. Zimbabwe had a population of 7,4 million in 1980. The three Matabeleland provinces: Matabeleland North and South and Bulawayo Metropolitan have a combined 15% of the population. This may seem trivial, but only blows in your face when one considers Harare Metropolitan province alone has 16% of the national population. A political party winning Harare, Manicaland, Mashonaland East and West, with a combined 53,3% of the population can actually lead the country.

Resilience building programme benefits 50 000

MORE than 50 000 households in Binga, Kariba and Mbire districts have benefitted from a resilience building programme initiative by various partners working with Government to address food insecurity and poverty.

We’ve stopped whining: CCC

OPPOSITION Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) yesterday said it was now a lot wiser as an opposition and was busy plugging loopholes for possible vote rigging going into the 2023 elections.

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