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Friday, 24 July 2015

Residents attack ZBC over content

Lloyd Shunje

Residents in Masvingo have expressed dissatisfaction with the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Cooperation's (ZBC) content saying they will never pay radio and television licences until the country's sole broadcaster transforms itself into a true public broadcaster.

                          Jacqueline Chikakano (right) giving presentation

All residents who converged for Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) meeting in Masvingo's high density suburb of Rujeko at Rujeko Hall today unanimously agreed to boycott payment of broadcasting licence before signing a petition demanding an immediate transformation at ZBC.
MISA legal officer Jacqueline Chikakano gave a presentation on how a true public broadcaster operates.

"The public broadcast should address, all languages, it should not be biased in reporting, it should also accommodate everyone including those who physically handicapped" said Chikakano.
"Our public broadcaster should come up with a code of conduct that will be made known to everyone in the country", added Chikakano.


                    Misa Masvingo chairman Golden Maunganidze following proceedings 



                 
                          some of the residents who attended the meeting
Residents said they were now relying on DSTV to get information on current affairs in the country.
"ZBC is only concentrating in Harare. We are now opting for DSTV where l can have a variety of channels ranging from sport, entertainment and news," said a woman who attended the dialogue.
Evermore Mugumbate said the public broadcaster should produce content that will meet the interests of people ranging from language, and the education of children.
"The content that we expect should accommodate all the official sixteen languages in the country, so that everyone is equally accommodated.
"It can also copy from South Africa, where children are actually benefiting from educational programmes that are broadcasted on television" said Mugumbate.local

Supreme Court judgement: Masvingo records massive job losses

  By Moses Ziyambi

Employers in Masvingo have joined the sacking spree engulfing the country with at least 32 workers understood to have lost their jobs in the province since the Supreme Court judgement which authorized companies to wantonly dismiss their workers at three months' notice.
The sacking bandwagon, kick-started by a landmark ruling in which two former Zuva Petroleum workers challenging the termination of their contracts lost their case, has had a ripple effect around the country.


The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) Masvingo region says they have so far received several reports of employees being summarily dismissed.
"There is a sudden surge in the number of people losing their jobs. We have just forwarded the names of 12 workers dismissed from Balmain Spar to our Harare head office," said ZCTU Masvingo's Elliot Mposhi.
Leisure group Regency, said Mposhi, has also dismissed 12 workers at its three companies in the city. The group owns Ritz Nightclub, Chevron Hotel and the flagship Flamboyant Hotel.
"They have dismissed a number of junior staff as well as senior managers. Again, reports coming from the Lowveld say Chiredzi Spar has dismissed 10 workers. We are very worried by this senseless loss of jobs," said Mposhi.
Although no comment could be gotten from the employers in question, Beitbridge Spar has also dismissed 25 employees from their three branches in the border town.
It is understood Spar Beitbridge is owned by the same consortium that controls Balmain Spar in Masvingo and Chiredzi Spar.
Meanwhile, sources within Regency have revealed that management has started a wholesale dismissal exercise that will see virtually all employees getting their three months dismissal letters so that they could be rehired later as casuals.
"It's not only a flagrant casualization of labour, but is an unjust exercise that will see other employees not returning after the three months," said the source.
Social media has been abuzz with speculation that other big employers in Masvingo like N. Richards and Delta Beverages are also mooting massive job cuts.local

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Masvingo set to join demographic health survey

By Moses Ziyambi

Masvingo is set to take part in the sixth Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey (ZDHS) as the province grapples with a myriad of health challenges ranging from poorly equipped hospitals, poor nutrition and persistent sanitary challenges.
The survey will be conducted by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency in Collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Child Care.
The ZDHS is a standard survey to gather data on key health indicators like maternal and child health, family planning, nutrition and sanitation.
The Ministry of Health and Child Care says the information is crucial for "monitoring and reporting on the progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and their successor, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)."
The survey, it says, will also meet the data needs of the Zimbabwe Agenda for sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZIMASSET).

                    City of Masvingo
Deputy Provincial Health Director Amadeus Shamu said the survey is instrumental for future health planning.
"It will play an important part in satisfying the data requirements for better health service delivery. We encourage the people of Masvingo to cooperate fully with enumerators for more accurate findings," said Shamu.
Masvingo fares badly on most health indicators, with up to 75 maternal deaths for every 1000 expectant mothers.
Tell Zimbabwe recently reported that Gutu Rural Hospital is operating without such necessities as X-Ray machine, BP machine and generator while curative health services are being hampered by drug shortages in City of Masvingo council clinics.
The recently released Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey also paints a gloomy picture on nutrition, with 25 percent of all deaths of children under the age of five being attributed to nutritional deficiencies.local


Masvingo retains NASH Copa Coca-Cola title for ten times

Lloyd Shunje
Masvingo Province clinched its tenth title in the just ended National Association of School Heads (NASH) Copa Coca-Cola tournament, with Dewure High School's Under 16 boys and Chidyamakono High School Under 17 girls emerging with gold at the finals held in the Bulawayo last weekend.
Chidyamakono defended its title for the third time, whilst Dewures High School's Under 16 boys team scooped gold to snatch the trophy that was being defended by Chemhanza High School of Manicaland.

Chidyamakono proved to be the best side in girls' soccer, when they dismissed St Francis by a goal to nil in the finals to record their third successive win in a row in the history of the tournament.
Dewure High which ended a five year trophy drought were crowned champions of the under 16 national Copa-Coca Cola NASH champions after recovering from a three one lead to become champions in penalty shootout against Rujeko of Mashonaland.
 Masvingo provincial NASH chairman Cuthbert Chuma congratulated both teams for their performance and also extending the tally and also making the province proud.
"I would like to express my happiness by congratulating our two teams for winning and extending our tally to ten times NASH champions, thereby making our province proud as a power house of soccer in the country", said Chuma.
Previously Masvingo province's Hippo Valley high won in 1990, 1991, 1996 and 1997. Mashoko high school was crowned champions in 1995. Pamashana high school were champions in 2007, Dewure high last won the trophy in 2010.
In girl's category chidyamakono High School were crowned champions two times in a row in 2013 and 2014 respectively.Sport
   

 
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