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The National Aids Council (NAC) says it is devising new strategies to reach out to artisanal miners who continue to engage in risky behaviour. NAC Monitoring and Evaluation Director Mr Amon Mpofu says they will use music shows to try and lure them to access health services. NAC has launched programmes such as Moonlight HIV […]

The National Aids Council says it will soon partner with public transport operators to distribute condoms. NAC Monitoring and Evaluation Director Amon Mpofu says they want to get into partnerships with commuter omnibus operators so they can distribute condoms to the commuting public. NAC will launch an HIV informal sector strategy after elections which will […]

Chief Negove of Mberengwa East has appealed to government to lobby mining investors to scale up mineral production in the area. Speaking to YA FM news, Chief Negove said the area is rich in gold and tantalite deposits, but lacks adequate investment and mining expertise. He added that the area has a potential of creating […]

The Cancer Association of Zimbabwe says 7000 new cancer cases are recorded annually in the country. The Association`s Wellness Consultant Priscilla Mangwiro says most of the new cancer cases are recorded among women. Mangwiro added that about 1800 women develop breast cancer or cervical cancer annually while about 60 percent of new cancer cases in […]

Gold production continues to surge in the country reaching 10,1 tonnes in the first quarter of the year with small scale miners continuously outshining primary producers. Statistics availed by Fidelity Printers and Refiners last week reveals that gold output was 10,1 tonnes from January to April with small scale miners contributing 6,1 tonnes compared to […]

Local residents have applauded efforts by the local authority  for rehabilitating major roads  saying the development  has  reduced chances of accidents  and also face lifted  the mining town.  The local authority  through the aid of ZINARA  is rolling out more than a million dollar road construction project which is being implemented  by Bitumen construction company.

People’s Democratic Party Leader, Advocate Tendai Biti says the country needs to strengthen its position with the Kimberly Process Certification scheme to curb diamond leakages. This comes at a time the parliamentary portfolio committee on mines and energy is investigating on the alleged looting of 15 billion diamond revenue . Speaking during the launch of […]

President Emerson Mnangagwa has expressed the government’s commitment in upgrading Science and technology for the revitalisation of the country’s commerce and industry. Speaking during the  commissioning of Midlands State University’s first incubation hub in Gweru yesterday, president Mnangagwa says government’s commitment has earlier  seen  the introduction of  STEM initiative  which  has seen high school students getting their […]

Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has urged  mining companies to take their commendable waste management initiatives to communities and towns surrounding them. Speaking on the sidelines of an event on wetlands commemoration held in Murowa Diamonds Mine on Tuesday,  EMA ‘s Midlands Provincial Education and Publicity Officer, Mr Simon Musasiwa  says the thrust of the organisation is […]

Meanwhile Highlands residents in Zvishavane have petitioned for allocation of space by the local authority for  the construction of a police campsite in the area ,a measure they say will curb the increased crime rate. One  Peter Moyo who is leading the petition, told YA FM news that as residents they are concerned with the […]


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