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 from Matabeleland have complained that they are not respected by the government, saying this has seen them lose respect in their wards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa seems to be missing the point or has his priorities upside down as the man holding the nation’s purse.
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.
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.