Command Agriculture facing financial challenges

LAST week, the Government of Zimbabwe announced that its Command Agriculture programme shall look to be financed by the banking sector. The country's planting season is already upon us. Field preparat...

By Chris Chenga | Published: 30 September 2019


Zimbabwe army commander sued for abduction, assault

A HARARE man has dragged the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) commander Edzai Chimonyo to the High Court demanding $15 000 compensation, claiming he was abducted and assaulted by soldiers in November 201...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 May 2019


Command economics no longer hold sway

When President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced his Cabinet in September last year - following his hotly-disputed July 30 poll victory - there was generally wide approval from Zimbabweans.The reasons for ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 January 2019


Army, police commanders lied under oath

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Phillip Valerio Sibanda and police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga lied under oath when they testified before the commission of inquiry into the post-...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 December 2018


August 1 massacre commander's promotion raises stink

Presidential Guard commander Anselem Nhamo Sanyatwe's recent promotion to the rank of Major-General before the release of the results of the commission of inquiry (COI) into the August 1 shooting rais...

By Editorial - newsday | Published: 19 December 2018


Forex crisis weighs on Zimbabwe's command agriculture

THE deepening foreign currency crisis in Zimbabwe is hampering government's efforts to mechanise the agro sector through the Command Agriculture programme, the Office of the President and Cabinet said...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 September 2018


ZRP commander allay fears of vote rigging by police officers

ZRP commander for this year's harmonised elections Senior Assistant Commissioner Erasmus Makodza allayed fears of vote rigging by police officers saying only those on duty on voting day qualified for ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 July 2018


Govt launches Command Dairy

THE dairy sector is set for a massive revitalisation after Government launched the National Command Dairy programme at Sangano Cooperative Dairy in Makoni last week. Speaking during the launch, Financ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018


Mnangagwa launches Command Livestock

President Mnangagwa launched the Command Livestock programme at Gwanda Showgrounds yesterday and vowed his administration would prioritise economic development and not politics. He handed over 660 hei...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 June 2018


Command this and that and Zim Airways: A lighter look

AFTER much brainstorming and scratching of heads on how to turn around Air Zimbabwe's failing fortunes, President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Cabinet had acquired a few bald heads.The airline was saddled wit...

By Tapiwa Nyandoro | Published: 21 June 2018


Govt sets aside $150m for Command Housing

Government is committed to ensuring decent and dignified accommodation for every citizen, Local Government, Pubic Works and National Housing Minister July Moyo has said. Addressing thousands of Zanu-P...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 June 2018


Mnangagwa commandeer his full motorcade to Chicken Inn

President Mnangagwa yesterday took Chegutu food lovers by surprise when he unexpectedly joined the queue in a fast-food outlet, bought his lunch and even tipped a cashier. Mnangagwa is now famous for ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 June 2018


Zimbabwe to roll out Command Mining

Government is introducing Command Mining for Zimbabweans to fully participate in the exploitation of the country's mineral resources while contributing to economic development, Vice President Constant...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 June 2018


Command Agriculture not permanent, says Shiri

Zimbabwe's successful agro-import substitution programme, Command Agriculture, will not be a permanent feature and will be phased out once Government is convinced farmers can now mobilise own funding,...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 June 2018


Command Poultry excites Chegutu farmers

About 500 farmers in Chegutu District have volunteered to participate in the Government's Command Poultry programme.The programme is part of the Command Livestock initiative being rolled out by Govern...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 June 2018


Khupe to subpoena Chamisa's youth militia commander

THE Dr Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T is planning to subpoena the commander of the so-called Vanguard youth militia, Mr Shakespeare Mukoyi, from the rival Mr Nelson Chamisa camp, to tell the court of the g...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 May 2018


MDC-T militia commander spill the beans

MDC-T national deputy youth leader and self-confessed commander of the party's militia - the Vanguard, Shakespeare Mukoyi, has spilled the beans on the dirty machinations applied by his group to prop...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 May 2018


Command Agriculture requires $1,3 billion

Zimbabwe's main agro-import substitution programme, commonly referred to as Command Agriculture, requires close to $1,3 billion to take off as the country steps up efforts to raise local production an...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 May 2018


Chamisa to cancel Mnangagwa's command agric

The president of the MDC Alliance Advocate Nelson Chamisa has criticised the Mnangagwa's command agriculture programme saying his government will do away with the scheme and adopt new technologies of ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 May 2018


Command livestock to ensure CSC revival

GOVERNMENT is anchoring the revival of the Cold Storage Company (CSC) on Command Livestock, with emphasis on artificial insemination, which has a 60 percent success rate for a new breed of bulls and h...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 May 2018


Command Broiler starts bearing fruit

Poultry farmers who benefited under the Government's Command Broiler Programme in Goromonzi have started delivering their birds to Kudu Creek Abattoir for processing.The birds are coming mostly from v...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 May 2018


Zim imports grain despite command agric 'success'

ZIMBABWE is still importing grain despite claims by the government that it had stopped doing so in February last year following a bumper harvest from the command agriculture programme.The government, ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 May 2018


Command Livestock registration begins

Government has started registering farmers who will benefit from the Command Livestock scheme in Beitbridge district, the district agriculture extension officer Mr Masauso Mawocha has said. Mr Masauso...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 May 2018


$150 million for Command Housing

GOVERNMENT has issued a $150 million bond to kick-start the Command Housing Programme, which is part of Zanu-PF's sustainable development programmes to deliver more than a million houses by 2023.The r...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 May 2018


Command Livestock Scheme gets rolling

VICE President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday handed over the first batch of 200 heifers to 66 cattle farmers from two provinces of Matabeleland North and South under the $300 million Command Livestoc...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 April 2018

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