Zimnat celebrates Customer Service Week

Patience Mustvanga This week is Customer Service Week, which is celebrated world-wide (Zimbabwe included) every year during the first full week of October. This year’s theme is “Excellence Happens Here”. The week, which runs from October 2 to 5, is devoted to recognising the importance of customer service and honouring …

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Ambient water quality monitoring

What is water quality? Water quality refers to the chemical, physical and biological characteristics of water. It is a measure of the condition of water relative to the requirements of living organisms and human needs. It is most frequently used by reference to a set of standards against which compliance …

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Bank partners Untu Capital

Michael Tome/Hilda Muchamiri Business Reporters DEVELOPMENT finance institution, Trade and Development Bank (TDB) has launched a pilot $3 million Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) programme in partnership with Untu Capital, a local micro finance institution. The arrangement is a blended finance and business support programme aiming to support SMEs in …

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‘Occupational deaths worrisome’

GOVERNMENT is concerned over occupational deaths, which have hit 415 between 2013 and August this year. During the same period, 25 630 injuries, most of them serious, were recorded. Critically, 51 fatalities and 3 841 injuries were recorded between January and August this year. This was said by the Minister …

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Mortgage loans up 44pc

A total of $98,7 million mortgage loans were advanced to clients in the seven months to July 2018, an industry official has said. The figure is 44,3 percent more than the $55 million which was extended in the same period last year last year. According to Ambrose Matika, executive secretary …

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Cottco distributes inputs to farmers

THE Cotton Company of Zimbabwe has started distributing inputs for this season, with farmers applauding the company for the timely disbursements, which they say will enable them to plant on time and improve their yields potential. Zimbabwe’s cotton production reached 130 000 tonnes last year, the highest in nearly five …

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Govt fires Zimra board

GOVERNMENT has fired the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) board with immediate effect, and a new board is expected soon, Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube has said. Zimra management will, in the meantime, report directly to Treasury. Prof Ncube said this yesterday in Harare while announcing a raft …

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Boom in housing projects cements Lafarge optimism

LAFARGE Cement Zimbabwe Limited says it remains upbeat about its business and the future prospects of the construction industry in Zimbabwe due to strong demand of cement in the country. BY FIDELITY MHLANGA The company said this in the abridged report for the half-year period ended June 2018. The public-listed …

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Treasury boss seeks to normalise relations with AfDB

FINANCE minister Mthuli Ncube yesterday said Zimbabwe would work to clear all arrears with the African Development Bank (AfDB), a prerequisite for expanding the scope of co-operation. BY FIDELITY MHLANGA Currently, AfDB’s support is limited to projects and programmes that directly seek to improve the lives of the people of …

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Air transport connectivity boosts Vic Falls tourism

The number of tourists to Zimbabwe’s premier resort centre, Victoria Falls, has risen by 21% to 150 000 in the first six months of this year due to improved air connectivity, a survey has shown. BY TATIRA ZWINOIRA Titled Victoria Falls Gateway, the survey conducted by tourism group Africa Albida …

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