GOVERNMENT PROMISES TO PUNISH PROFITEERING BUSINESSES

Written by on July 2, 2019

Government says it will punish retailers who are unnecessarily hiking prices. Addressing residents in Chipinge yesterday, President Emerson Mnangagwa urged Zimbabweans to shun traders charging exorbitant prices.

In recent weeks businesses have been wantonly increasingly prices of commodities citing movements in the exchange rate instead of predicating adjustments on inflation trends.

President Mnangagwa was in Chipinge to officially open the US$20 million rehabilitated Ngundu-Tanganda highway, in a development expected to spur economic activity.

The road, which was badly damaged due to years of neglect, links Manicaland and Masvingo provinces via Chiredzi. The road also links the Eastern Highlands to South Africa, Zimbabwe’s major trading partner.

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The World Health Organization says Zimbabwe needs to improve its infrastructure on fighting Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in prisons.

WHO External Reviewer Dr Chishala Chabala had this to say.

Zimbabwe is among the top 6 countries in the world that has managed to reduce by 8% new Tuberculosis incidences.

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Pupils at Zeruvi Primary School under Chief Mazvihwa in Zvishavane have appealed to education authorities assist them as they are walking very long distances to school.

Speaking to Great Dyke News reporter Tariro Warara, Zeruvi Primary School students called on the Education Ministry and other stakeholders to look into their plight and assist.

In a telephone interview with the same reporter Midlands Provincial Education Director , Tedious Matiwenga said there are a number of schools which are being built in the Midlands Province which include Neta in Mberengwa.

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IN REGIONAL NEWS… At least 23 people have died in violence in central Mali, a local official and security sources are quoted as saying.

Cheick Harouna Sankare the mayor of a nearby town told journalists that three villages were attacked by armed men on Sunday.

He added that the situation has become serious and called on the army to act to reassure the population. The Reuters news agency describes the villages that were attacked as part of the Fulani community.

In recent months, central Mali has seen several bouts of violence which appear to be tit-for-tat attacks between Fulani and Dogon communities.

In June, 35 people died in an attack on a Dogon village.

In reaction to previous killings, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has said the government will boost security.

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