Matabeleland

Matabeleland ranchers seek 10 000 heifers

Matabeleland ranchers seek 10 000 heifers

LIVESTOCK farmers in Matabeleland have requested for 10 000 heifers valued at $600 000 from the government as part of a first phase restocking exercise in the semi-arid, but highly successful cattle-ranching region.

Councillors want houses, cars

Councillors want houses, cars

COUNCILLORS from Matabeleland have complained that they are not respected by the government, saying this has seen them lose respect in their wards.

Livestock indaba kicks off today

Livestock indaba kicks off today

THE MATABELELAND region livestock indaba focusing on coming up with initiatives to raise the $300 million urgently required to revive livestock production in the region is scheduled for today, an official has said.

Water shortage hits Tsholotsho

Water shortage hits Tsholotsho

ACUTE water problems that have dogged Matabeleland over the years continue unabated with residents of Tsholotsho centre being the latest to bear the brunt of the shortage of the precious liquid.

Matabeleland cattle farmers need $300 million relief

Matabeleland cattle farmers need $300 million relief

THE MATABELELAND region urgently needs about $300 million to revive livestock production as it emerged yesterday ranchers are set to convene an indaba in Bulawayo next week to come up with measures to salvage cattle farming which is currently in comatose.

Sibanda challenges Khaya Moyo

Sibanda challenges Khaya Moyo

WAR veterans’ chief Jabulani Sibanda on Saturday accused Senior minister of State Simon Khaya Moyo of failing to spearhead constructive development in the Matabeleland region.

Continental investment indaba set for Bulawayo

Continental investment indaba set for Bulawayo

THE ZIMBABWE National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) Matabeleland chapter has lined up a conference early next year expected to draw delegates from over 18 African countries as part of efforts to improve investment in the southern parts of the region.

Prioritise Byo revivial, minister

Prioritise Byo revivial, minister

FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa seems to be missing the point or has his priorities upside down as the man holding the nation’s purse.

Row over partisan food distribution

Row over partisan food distribution

AS the food crisis ravages the Matabeleland provinces and other parts of the country, the opposition MDC-T MP for Binga North, Prince Sibanda, yesterday said the Grain Marketing Board (GMB)’s presidential food relief was only distributed to Zanu PF members at Manjolo business centre on Saturday.

Small-scale mines seek govt funds

Small-scale mines seek govt funds

THE ZIMBABWE Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners Council (Zamsc) is pushing the government to revive the mining industry fund as part of efforts to improve the financing of the sector, an official has said.

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