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Zimbabwe duty situation

Zimbabwe Government has Removed Duty on Basic Commodities DW-ZIMBABWE. Zimbabwe Government has removed import duty on wheat flour and maize. The duty has been removed in order to protect the citizens from food shortages and rising food prices. The country is experiencing its worst economic crisis from the past decades. This has marked by shortages of food, medicines, electricity, and fuel. So duty removal of maize and wheat flour means the burden of individuals and corporates has been eased. The exempted duty was pegged at 10 – 25 % depending on kgs of maize or wheat. When removing the duty of these commodities, the government has looked at drought situations that are caused by fewer rainfalls. Therefore the farmers are not able to produce enough maize and wheat. Regards to that, Zimbabweans are not appreciating it. They want local production that would compete with outside manufacturers. They said the local industry will make the goods to be affordable to everyone. Furthermore, citizens are complaining that selective commodities will leads to arbitrage. They are afraid that …

zimbabwe situazione dazi

Zimbabwe situazione dazi

Il governo dello Zimbabwe ha rimosso i dazi sulle materie prime di base DW-Zimbabwe.Il governo dello Zimbabwe ha rimosso i dazi all’importazione per la farina di frumento e il mais. Ciò è stato fatto al fine di proteggere i cittadini dalla carenza di cibo e dall’aumento dei prezzi dei prodotti alimentari. Il paese sta vivendo la peggiore crisi economica degli ultimi decenni. Ciò ha segnato la carenza di cibo, medicine, elettricità e carburante. Pertanto, la rimozione del mais e della farina di frumento comporta una riduzione del peso di individui e imprese. Il dazio è stato fissato al 10-25% a seconda dei kg di mais o di grano. Nel rimuovere il dazio di questi prodotti, il governo ha esaminato le situazioni di siccità causate da un minor numero di piogge. Pertanto, gli agricoltori non sono in grado di produrre abbastanza mais e grano. I cittadini vogliono una produzione locale in grado di competere con produttori esterni. Hanno detto che l’industria locale renderà i beni accessibili a tutti. Inoltre, i cittadini si lamentano del fatto che …

Zimbabweans Are Disgusted With Roads Named After President ED Mnangagwa

Zimbabweans have shown an extremely strong reaction of anger as the government has officially agreed to change the roads and building names. Ten of those streets were named after President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa This has annoyed many Zimbabweans to the extent that they took this issue to social media. They expressed their concerns that the government took time to sit down and discuss about naming the roads instead of fixing a collapsed economy. This came as a surprise to the community. People were not expecting it since President ED Mnangagwa has only 2 years in power. As the prices rise up on a daily basis, people are expecting the prices of goods to be lowered. Many said that the government should have started with renovating hospitals and constructing the roads that have potholes. As we’re in the rainy season, people have a fear of being involved in accidents due to potholes. In Bulawayo the 2nd largest city of Zimbabwe, they’re very much annoyed because the street named after President was popular with them. The street …

Zimbabwean Butcheries Are Using Mortuary Chemicals on Meat

A number of cases have been reported about Zimbabwean meat retailers who are using embalming chemicals to preserve meat. Investigations were carried out last week, and it was revealed that those unscrupulous retailers use mortuary chemicals to keep their products fresh and enticing. According to the investigations, they put a small amount of chemical so that the meat won’t dry, as embalming fluid can dry the meat when they use a large amount. So they just want to keep the meat fresh and reddish in color. Most butcheries admitted that they use those chemicals because of electricity that cuts off for about 4 to 15 hours per day.  And thus the results of the collapsed economy in Zimbabwe that makes most businesses to do illegal things to survive. However, what the retailers do is to kill the society. They’re only concerned with profits and don’t care about the health of consumers. Another complaint from Harare said, ” I entered on a butchery that is opposite OK supermarket, Cnr Albion & Mbuya Nehanda. It was smelling …

Global DNA Zimbabwe: Are you Sure Whether the Child is Biological Yours?

DW-ZIMBABWE.certain man from Harare was happy to be a father when his first child was born 4 years ago. And he had great dreams for the cute little girl. For all those 4 years, he wasn’t knowing that he’s raising the child of another man. Until a few months back where he received several threatening messages from unknown numbers saying that he’s not the father of the child. He thought that maybe the sender made a mistake. So he decided to call back. Shockingly, the phone was answered by a man who said that his name is Trymore Machinga, and claimed that he’s the father of the child. What surprised Harare man the most is that  Trymore Machinga has also mentioned the name of mother’s child, who’s Beauty Chabayanzara.  Harare man was utterly confused, as he didn’t suspect anything from his wife ever since he married her when she was 8 months pregnant. So he asked his wife about this matter. But Beauty Chabayanzara gave an assurance that he is biological father of the child. …

UNICEF Delivers Support to Technology and People with Disabilities in Zimbabwe

DW-ZIMBABWE.The society of Zimbabwe is not committed in enhancing the lives of people with disabilities through technology. Apart from the issues of affordability, accessibility, and availability; you’ll find out  95% of Zimbabwe News that is about innovating our lives through technology, excludes those who are disabled. This exclusion is affecting the disabled people and its so touching when you consider that there’s no one that was born to be discriminated. With fortune, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (commonly known by its abbreviation UNICEF) has the good news. UNICEF is focusing on creating equality for people with disabilities in Zimbabwe, therefore they introduced technologies for them. It had fully elevated that on the Zimbabwe National Disability Expo (2019) that was held in few months back. And the theme was to “Ensure inclusion and empowering people who are living with disabilities, through innovation and technology”. On that occasion, UNICEF’s disability expert, Dr. Christine Peta had mentioned powerful points for the reason behind the exclusion of disabilities when comes to technology. He stated that Zimbabweans are still …

Zimbawe technology in the Classroom: What Hinders E-learning in Zimbabwe?

DW-ZIMBABWE-E-learning is one of the best ways to increase learning and teaching efficiency across the globe. However, there’s still a huge gap between education and technology in Zimbabwe. Challenges have centered largely on an unstable economy, high costs of electricity which usually cuts off about 8 to 15 hours per day. In this case, schools that have computers need to invest in solar panels that’ll power their gadgets. Of which it’s another challenge to get foreign currency to import solar panels from nearby countries such as South Africa and Botswana. The economic crisis has caused internet costs to be excessively high, just like the price of goods and commodities that goes up on a daily basis in Zimbabwe.  So, with those challenges e-learning becomes an obstacle. Apart from that, for a Zimbabwean teacher to use technology in a classroom, they have to use their personal money to buy a laptop or any other gadget to use for accessing the internet. It’s so pathetic when you consider how those teachers are underpaid. The government is failing …