Two years ago Zimbabwe’s beef industry suffered a severe blow following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease as it was going to lose $100 million in foreign currency through loss of sales to the European Community.
Two British-owned weeklies –The International Express and The Weekly Telegraph– are being launched in Southern Africa at a time when circulations of tabloids in the United Kingdom are plummeting, raising questions as to whether the aim of the publishers is to inform the people in this region or merely to make up for lost business at home.
Zimbabwe’s capability to investigate serious violent crimes could be at stake unless the law enforcement agencies quickly make an arrest especially at least of one of the suspects involved in the latest incident -the bombing of the Harare Sheraton.
Public Construction and National Housing minister, Enos Chikowore, should get rid of the rot in his ministry which seems to have become a haven for unscrupulous civil servants out for a quick-buck before the ministry is accorded priority ahead of education and defence.
News that a Bindura Town Council official is living in fear because of pressure from political heavyweights who do not want him to approve applications by some companies that want to invest in the town should immediately be investigated.
There should be intense lobbying in the corridors of power as the country’s academics vie for the post of vice-chancellor which will be vacated by Prof Walter Kamba at the end of this month.