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.
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.
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.
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.
Independence in 1980 marked the birth of a youthful, promising Zimbabwe emerging from a state with a shattered, war-torn and sanctioned economy enmeshed in all sorts of disparities -economic, social and political- which needed redress.
There is growing concern that rural secondary schools, especially those commonly referred to as upper tops which mushroomed after independence and are largely responsible for churning out half-baked pupils with four years of secondary education without the required five O-levels, could be in for a bad spell as the Ministry of Education steps up its efforts to improve the quality of education but guided by the stringent measures under the structural adjustment programme.