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8 MAY, 2022

“I strongly believe that application of knowledge through Building Information Modelling will enhance the achievement of sustainable development and ensuring value for money for every project. Some believe clearly spelling your visions is a way of claiming it and so manifesting it into reality.

The words of a bright mind by Tanaka Tande


3 OCTOBER, 2022

Makumimavi Primary School is the province’s first modern school and one of the 17 being constructed in rural areas courtesy of the $20m provided by the OPEC Fund for the International Development (OFID).

On Friday, Primary and Secondary Education ministry permanent secretary Tumisang Thabela toured the infrastructure.

Addressing parents who had converged at the school, Thabela said the modern school project is meant to address the shortage of schools in the country. “This school is one of the 17 schools being constructed countrywide by government. Of the 17 learning institutions, 11 of them are primary, while six of them are secondary schools. As a nation we are short of more than 2 000 schools. 





28 JULY, 2021

 30 JUNE, 2021

Tengende Primary School is now complete. This is decent school in a rural setting with a decent administration block and decent teachers’ houses which speak to an Upper Middle Income Society. Govt continues to build schools across the country. #NDS1 #Vision2030


The Government has completed construction of a state-of-the-art primary school in Gokwe North, part of the second Republic’s first 17 schools in marginalised areas earmarked under the Better Schools Programme.
Gokwe North District Development Coordinator, Mr Martin Musakanda, said the new school called Budiriro Primary, was one of the Second Republic’s major scores as it will help change the lives of the school children in the area who had been travelling for 30km in the nearest school.
“The school is now complete and ready for commissioning. It is a major relief to the pupils around, they have been walking over 30km to and from school,” he said.
The community has been grappling with high rates of school dropouts.



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 04 JUNE, 2021

2020 - 2021

This week we go around rural Zimbabwe to marvel at the changing views as people put up beautiful homes and start businesses working the land of their ancestors. More than that, we are inspired by that hard-toexplain in full aspect of Hunhu/Ubuntu that seems to be regenerating among us as we return to our roots. Father's Day is coming. We know men are usually the poor guys who give presents and don't receive much themselves. No excuse this year. We will keep the suggestions coming until no one has an excuse not to do something for the supermen in our lives. Hypertension is now a common ailment that most of us have to live with. It knows no demographic. So any little thing that helps is important. Look up the DASH advice from an expert and see how your diet could be the answer to a better existence with the condition. Sports and superstition go hand in hand. The world over. We are not really surprised that Zimbabwean football makes it on several lists of the wackiest superstitions ever. But we are human enough to be very glad that we are in very good company. LOL!


Civil Engineering Plant Price Index Jan-2021

The month on month Civil Engineering Plant Price Index (CEPPI) rate of change stood at 4.32 percent in January 2021 shedding 6.86 percentage points on the December 2020 rate of 11.18 percent.

The year on year Civil Engineering Plant Price Index (CEPPI) rate of change stood at 389.64 percent in January 2021.                           

The CEPPI for the month ending January 2021 stood at 1,899.05 compared to 1820.38 in December 2020 and 387.85 in January 2020.


Civil Engineering Materials Price Index Dec- 2020

The month on month Civil Engineering Material Price Index (CEMPI) rate of change stood at 4.83 percent in December 2020 gaining 2.30 percentage points on the November 2020 rate of 2.53 percent. 


The year on year Civil Engineering Material Price Index (CEMPI) rate of change stood at 483.03 percent in December 2020.


The CEMPI for the month ending December 2020 stood at 1 591.08 compared to 1 517.75 in November 2020 and 272.90 in December 2019.



Leonard Ncube, Victoria Falls Reporter
A NEW state-of-the-art school has been built deep in Binga’s Lusulu area, a development that is expected to go a long way in enhancing quality education.

This comes as Jafuta Foundation, a humanitarian organisation working in Hwange district has donated 1 700 solar reading lights, dubbed lights for literacy, to selected schools in Hwange and Binga districts for use by examination classes.

Located on the boundary of Binga and Lupane districts, Kokoloza Primary School is one of the 17 schools that Government undertook to construct countrywide through a US$20 million OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) grant whose target is to reduce schools deficit.

Government’s short term plan is to construct more than 2 000 world class schools across Zimbabwe, to ensure learners do not travel long distances to the nearest school. 

Kokoloza Primary has over the years been an annex of Gwangwaliba Primary in the same area and it will be one of the feeder schools to Lusulu High School.

To confirm the importance of infrastructure in education, the school’s enrolment this year rose from 400 to 619 pupils following completion of the classroom blocks.

There are four new blocks each with four classrooms while an Early Childhood Development (ECD) complex with four classrooms was also built.




 27 AUG, 2019

 02 APR, 2021

Initiatives to propel Zimbabwe into an upper middle income economy by 2030 are fast becoming a reality, Government has said.

In a speech read on behalf of the Head of State and Government by Primary and Secondary Education Minister Professor Paul Mavima last week during the commissioning of a US$5 million Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) printing press in Norton, President Mnangagwa said the initiatives will inspire growth and create employment for  locals.

“Our vision to propel Zimbabwe into a middle class economy by 2030 is fast becoming a reality because of such massive projects and initiatives as we all see here today,” he said “The idea of a printing press ensures that ZIMSEC will take charge of the critical processes of ensuring the production of examination papers without having to labour sourcing for foreign currency, as seen in 2018, where printing was outsourced due to the delay in the completion of the procurement process for this state-of- the-art machine,”.




 09 APR, 2018

THE Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) says it will spend a hefty $13 million towards constructing a two storey headquarters in Harare to cut on onerous rental costs and project itself as a professional energy regulator in line with global practice and standards. The HQ will have capacity to accommodate 50 to 60 people and takes cognisance of the regulatory needs of Zimbabwe’s energy sector when the economy, which is currently subdued, eventually recovers.

Energy and Power Development Minister Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo will be the guest of honour at today’s ground breaking ceremony. Zera chief executive Gloria Magombo said the investment was worth the cause and would encourage investment in energy.


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