PRESIDENT MNANGAGWA SAYS OPEN FOR BUSINESS MANTRA STRICTLY PROHIBITS LOOTING
Written by yafmnews on May 31, 2019
President Emerson Mnangagwa says the Zimbabwe is open for business mantra strictly prohibits looting as it is the enemy of the country’s progress.
Speaking during the official launch of the 2019 Zimbabwe Annual Mining
Conference which commenced yesterday president Mnangagwa also said for the mining sector to fully attain its growth there is need to create linkages
with other sectors of the economy, embrace new technology and learning
from other countries.
President also challenged the sectors to incorporate safety in all mining
He commended the chamber of mines for the job well done in improving the sector. The two day conference which culminated today gave stakeholders an opportunity to present challenges they are facing in the sector and possible solutions were drafted to map the way forward for the sector which is
greatly contributing to the country’s economy. Zimbabwe Chamber of Mines says although Platinum Group Of Metals industry (PGMs ) are playing a pivotal role in uplifting the country’s economy through increased revenue to the government and employment creation, the sector is charectorised with challenges such as access to technologically advanced equipment.
Addressing stakeholders at the just ended two day Annual General Mining Conference in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Chamber of Mines Chief Executive Officer Isaac Kwesu underscored the need for PGM’s to be assisted in accessing such equipment as government has set the target for platinum annual output.
As part of increasing production one of the PGMs , Anglo American Zimbabwean Division Unki Mines recently commissioned a US $62 million platinum metal group facility smelter which will smelt concentrate into furnace matte before exporting it for processing in South Africa.
ZESA Holdings says it is owing an excess US $83 million to ESKOM of South Africa and Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric Power Station of Mozambique, a development that has impacted negatively on the utility’s power service delivery.
Addressing delegates at the ongoing Annual Mining General Conference in Victoria Falls today, minister of energy and power development Advocate Fortune Chasi attributed the amount owing to low revenue collection from power consumers which has risen arrears to over a billion in local currency.
The minister called upon government to effect enforcement measures to consumers who are not meeting their power arrears to allow ZESA to pay back debt owing to regional power utilities a development that will as well improve power service delivery in the country.
A young man from Mberengwa South Under Chief Chingoma, Benson Uchinouta (17) narrowly escaped death when his uncle lit up the hut he was
sleeping in using petrol causing the blaze that gutted the hut down. Great Dyke news correspondent Handsome Shumba who visited the family was
told that Tinayeshe Hove (36) who is now under police custody took
opportunity to gain access to his sister’s homestead , Chiratidzo Hove who
was off to work at Mataga growth point and burnt up the hut where Chinouta was sleeping. Chinouta who was wakened by his uncle’s footsteps was lucky to escape unburnt when the hut was already in flames.
Lets hear more from the victim ‘ Chiratidzo Hove who is Uchinouta ‘s
Cases of burning down of homes and property as response to unsolved
disputes are alarming within the Great Dyke with a recent case which
occurred under Chief Mazvihwa where one man had an altercation with a
fellow acquaintance at a beerhall but went on to burn the hut where the
wife of the acquaintance and 2 children were sleeping. The wife managed to save the two children but lost the hut and all property.
In other news……Sugarcane farmers in the low veld of Chiredzi say the on going fuel shortages coupled with prolonged power cuts have immensely impacted negatively on sugar production.
Speaking to Great Dyke News reporter Stephen Mawarire farmers bemoaned challenges encountered ranging from irrigation of crops to transportation of sugarcane to responsible mills.
Meanwhile ZESA spokesperson Fullard Gwasira said ZESA has always prioritised farmers through limiting load shedding especially those conducting winter farming to avoid production losses.
He said this season however, power distribution has became more complex as power cuts are attributed to low water levels at the utility’s main pumping station in Kariba
Female entertainers have raised concern over the way they are portrayed
by followers and stereotypical views they receive from society during
their stage performances.
Speaking to great dyke news entertainment reporter Prince Purazeni spoke to
two female artists who claim to be victims of negative portrayal. Ninja Lipsey, real name Tendazvaitwa Chitimbe and Lethu Ludwin had this to say.
This comes few weeks after a gospel musician Fungisai have also complained
about cyber bullying on the female musicians.
The reporter also spoke to some male to get their views on why they think
female artists are being downgraded by male music followers, who expressed
mixed opinions. Lets hear what they had to say.