HARARE, January 6 (The Source) – Two former Zimbabwean cabinet minister who served under ex-president Robert Mugabe have been charged with corruption, their lawyers said on Saturday, the latest crackdown on officials loyal to Mugabe.
By Kuda Chideme, HARARE, September 27 (The Source) – Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa says government will tighten control over use of social media, which authorities blame for fuelling shortages of basic commodities and bank notes in the country.
An employee fills a vehicle with petrol at a fuel station in New Delhi June 25, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta/Files
HARARE, June 15 (The Source) – Zimbabwe has the capacity to produce 1,600 megawatts (MW) of electricity from renewable energy resources by 2030, more than its current demand but lacks technology to exploit its resources, the energy minister, Samuel Undenge said on Thursday. “Our country,… Read More
HARARE, March 13 (The Source) – Zimbabwe has been guaranteed of continued power supply from South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, despite a power trading deal coming to an end, Energy Minister Samuel Undenge has said. Zimbabwe has been importing 300 megawatts from its neighbour since… Read More
BULAWAYO, March 2 (The Source) — Kariba Dam water levels remain critically low as its catchment area did not receive significant inflows this year, keeping power supplies from Zimbabwe’s main electricity source in a precarious state, the energy minister has said. Kariba Dam’s catchment… Read More
HARARE, December 21 (The Source) – In 2016, there were many moments when we thought we had reached rock bottom. Things could not possibly get any worse, we would tell ourselves. And right then, a minister would step forward, pick and shovel in hand, proud… Read More
HARARE, May 24 (The Source) – Energy Minister Samuel Undenge has admitted that rules were not followed in the payment of a $5 million advance to controversial firm Intratrek, but still insisted that the payout would not result in the loss of public funds. Undenge… Read More
MUTARE , April 8 (The Source) – Over 110 households are set to benefit from Himalaya, a 100kW micro hydro power plant commissioned in Marange District which could point the way towards energy self reliance for Zimbabwe. The sustainable energy project was launched on Wednesday… Read More
By Kuda Chideme, VICTORIA FALLS, March 20 (The Source) – Work on the Batoka Gorge Power Plant, a 1,600MW joint venture with Zambia, is likely to start in January next year if talks to raise finance for the project succeed, an official said on Friday.… Read More
HARARE, February 18 (The Source) – Energy and Power Development Minister Samuel Undenge on Wednesday said government has put in place a two-week rule for fuel retailers to adjust their prices depending on global developments, while dismissing the existence of a cartel accused of price… Read More
HARARE January 9 (The Source) – Government has given the local oil industry up to January 14 to reduce fuel prices by almost 20 percent in line with the falling international crude oil prices. The price of crude oil on the international market has been… Read More
BULAWAYO, July 23 (The Source) – Government will overhaul its taxation structure for the mining industry to remove multiple taxes that have seen companies pay various levies at district and national levels, an official said on Wednesday. In 2012, the government imposed a shock levy… Read More
HARARE, July 2, (The Source) – Government on Wednesday came to the defence of the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) in Parliament as the tax collector was accused of suffocating local industry through punitive levies and penalties. Zimra, which collects over 98 percent of government’s revenue,… Read More
HARARE, April 10 (The Source) – Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped government is pleading with neighbouring states to make good on financial pledges they made nearly five years ago to help the country’s economy at the inception of the expired power-sharing administration, a minister said on Thursday. In… Read More