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ZIM: 30% council seats for women

Setimar News GOVERNMENT has started putting systems in place to ensure at least 30 percent of all Local Government councillors are women. From the next elections in 2023, 30 percent of seats in local authorities will be reserved for women and will be contested by female candidates. This is in line with calls by women […]

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ZACC hunts for former Zinara boss

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) is hunting for former Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) acting chief executive officer Moses Julius Juma who is on the run after losing a High Court appeal against his conviction and sentence for abuse of office. Juma was first arrested in 2016 for abuse of office but was released after […]

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Transporters welcome de-congestion plans

Bus operators and motorists are fully behind the Cabinet decision to ease congestion by upgrading roads and introducing bus lanes. Complementing Government efforts to bring efficient and reliable public transport to its citizens, bus operators through the Zimbabwe Passenger Transport Organisation (ZPTO) have mobilised funds which will see 250 buses being acquired and would be […]

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IMF calls for broader reforms

ZIMBABWE needs a “broader reform and stabilisation agenda” to sustain an almost year-long effort by authorities to support the local currency and lower inflation, the International Monetary Fund said. The government should address pandemic-related health and social challenges, coordinate fiscal, foreign-exchange and monetary policies, and implement structural reforms aimed at improving the business climate and curbing corruption, […]