Dokora quizzed over Agric teachers

By Buhle Tshavango PRIMARY and Second Education Minister Lazarus Dokora has been castigated by the National Assembly for introducing agriculture subject at primary school level without making provisions for teachers. According to the new primary and secondary education curriculum which came into effect in January of this year, agriculture is now an examinable subject from primary school level. Despite introducing the subject, Minister Dokora has … Continue reading Dokora quizzed over Agric teachers

UN committed to help Zim achieve its SDGs

By Nkanyiso Ncube UNITED Nations (UN) says it is committed to help Parliament of Zimbabwe achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by engaging legislators on various initiatives. The SDGs, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new … Continue reading UN committed to help Zim achieve its SDGs

We created 2 million jobs already: Zanu PF

By Daniel Chigundu LABOUR and Social Welfare Deputy Minister Tapiwa Matangaidze told Parliament that Zanu PF has already created the promised 2 million jobs. Zanu PF in its 2013 election manifesto, promised to create about 2.2 million to help reduce the country’s unemployment rate which is said to be around 89 percent. Lack of employment opportunities has affected the youths mostly as they constitute about … Continue reading We created 2 million jobs already: Zanu PF

Stop persecuting white farmers, Mugabe told

By Daniel Chigundu AUTSRIALIA-based Herald columnist Reason Wafawarova has called on President Robert Mugabe to stop persecuting about 73 white farmers said to be in Mashonaland East Province. Addressing a youth rally in Marondera President Mugabe said government will be acquiring 73 farms that are still owned by white farmers and redistribute them to unemployed youths in the province. Writing on his Facebook page, Wafawarova … Continue reading Stop persecuting white farmers, Mugabe told

Food-Aid can go hang …we have produced enough food: Grace

By Daniel Chigundu FIRST-LADY Grace Mugabe says donor agencies and development partners are now a threat and should take their Food-Aid elsewhere this season adding that the country has produced enough to feed its people. Zimbabwe is said to require about 2.2 million metric tonnes of maize to ensure food security and self sustenance from one season to another. However, since 2000 when the country … Continue reading Food-Aid can go hang …we have produced enough food: Grace

Command economics is insane …and is anchored on wrong foundation: Mafume

By Daniel Chigundu PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) national spokesperson Jacob Mafume says command economics being preached by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not only insane but also an old failed economic development model. VP Mnangagwa who is currently on cloud nine following the seemingly success of his Command Agriculture model is reportedly working on the possibility of Command Economy as a new economic salvation. However … Continue reading Command economics is insane …and is anchored on wrong foundation: Mafume

Election promises and pies in the sky

By Tariro Senderayi Building up to the elections, contesting political parties make use of their manifestos as they promise new reforms that threaten to bring prosperity, peace and a lot more. As Zimbabwe is billed to have elections in 2018, the ruling Zanu Pf has their political think tanks working to entice the masses in the 2018 elections. In a bid to win the hearts … Continue reading Election promises and pies in the sky

Govt misses its 400k hectares target on command agric

By Nyasha N Mukapiko Government’s much hyped command agriculture being spearheaded by vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa who chairs the cabinet committee on food security failed to reach its targeted hectarage of 400 000 under maize, planting only 240k missing 157k. Appearing before the agriculture committee Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Ringson Chikosi told the committee that 36 000 farmers had … Continue reading Govt misses its 400k hectares target on command agric

Hon. Joseph Made is regarded as the worst Minister of Agriculture ever!

By Nyasha N Mukapiko The chaotic land reform program that was characterized by black farmers grabbing white owned commercial farms back in the year 2 000 affected seed producing companies as  most farmers lacked the knowledge then, DuPont Pioneer Zimbabwe country manager revealed on Tuesday. DuPont Pioneer Zimbabwe Country Manager Temba Robert Nkatazo was briefing the Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation during a … Continue reading Hon. Joseph Made is regarded as the worst Minister of Agriculture ever!

Beans from my farm helped me win the Norton by election – Mliswa

By Nyasha N Mukapiko Recently crowned Norton legislator Hon Temba Mliswa who beat rival Zanu-PF candidate Ronald Chindedza last week on Tuesday revealed that proceeds from his 800 hectares Spring farm located in Karoi had helped him cling to victory in the last month by-election. Mliswa was contributing to the Land Commission Bill, tabled by the Lands Minister Douglas Mombeshora which went through second reading. … Continue reading Beans from my farm helped me win the Norton by election – Mliswa