Written by on July 1, 2019

Small business owners and consumers in the Great Dyke have called for better education on Statutory Instrument 142, which brought back the Zimbabwe dollar as they are currently relying on hear-say.

In separate interview with Great Dyke News Reporter Stephen Mawarire entrepreneurs and consumers said they are waiting for new Zimdollar notes while others said they are yet to understand what SI 142.

Last week government through Statutory Instrument 142 of 2019 outlawed the use of multiple currencies which include British pound, United States dollar, South African rand, and Botswana pula through new regulations that compel all forms of transacting to be done in local currency, now formally known as Zimbabwe dollar.


Global Fund has availed US$2.8 million towards the Malaria Response Fund in cyclone Idai affected areas. Thousands of people were left homeless and exposed to mosquito attacks.

Speaking at the National Malaria Annual Conference Ministry of Health and Childcare Preventive Services Chief Director Dr Douglas Mhlanga in a speech read on his behalf by Dr Celestino Basera said the ministry is grateful for the continued support of the Global Fund.

Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria. In 2015, there were 212 million malaria cases and an estimated 429 000 malaria deaths. Increased prevention and control measures have led to a 29% reduction in malaria mortality rates globally since 2010. Sub-Saharan Africa continues to carry a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden. In 2015, the region was home to 90% of malaria cases and 92% of malaria deaths.


Visual impaired Shylock Tazvivinga from Kandodo in Zvishavane is seeking financial assistance to train and fulfill his dream of one day becoming a teacher.

Great Dyke News’ Tatenda Gwezuva spoke to Shylock who revealed that he has not been able to raise the requisite finances to enroll in the available colleges.

He added that he believes his disability will not stop him from achieving his dreams.

According to the World Health Organization about 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide. About 90 percent of the world’s visually impaired live in developing countries.

Those willing to assist Shylock can reach him on his mobile number 0773 950 011.



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