Employers Lose U.S.$40 Million to Cash Queues

[Zimbabwe Independent] If we use an average minimum wage of US$250 per month the loss goes down to half. This will translate into slightly below half a billion US dollars per year if the cash shortages continue at the current rate. The losses to employ…

[Zimbabwe Independent] If we use an average minimum wage of US$250 per month the loss goes down to half. This will translate into slightly below half a billion US dollars per year if the cash shortages continue at the current rate. The losses to employers will be much higher if the cash shortages worsen.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Chief Secretary Mourns Kuwaza

[The Herald] Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda has extended his condolences to the Kuwaza family following the tragic death of former State Procurement Board (SPB) chairperson Mr Charles Tawonerera Kuwaza last week. Mr Kuw…

[The Herald] Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda has extended his condolences to the Kuwaza family following the tragic death of former State Procurement Board (SPB) chairperson Mr Charles Tawonerera Kuwaza last week. Mr Kuwaza died on the spot on April 18, in a case of suspected suicide after he reportedly jumped from the 9th floor of Club Chambers building in central Harare.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Timber Wage Dispute Taken to Supreme Court

[Zimbabwe Independent] EMPLOYERS in the timber sector have applied to the Supreme Court to have a Labour Court ruling compelling them to continue paying a minimum wage of US$150, a figure they feel must be slashed to US$105, businessdigest has learnt.

[Zimbabwe Independent] EMPLOYERS in the timber sector have applied to the Supreme Court to have a Labour Court ruling compelling them to continue paying a minimum wage of US$150, a figure they feel must be slashed to US$105, businessdigest has learnt.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Millions Needed to Battle Armyworms

[Nation] The Agriculture ministry requires an additional Sh320 million emergency funding to combat crop-eating caterpillars known as fall armyworms that are ravaging maize fields, further threatening food security.

[Nation] The Agriculture ministry requires an additional Sh320 million emergency funding to combat crop-eating caterpillars known as fall armyworms that are ravaging maize fields, further threatening food security.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Atiku Backs Devolution of Powers, Resource Control

[This Day] Abuja -The former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has made a case for the restructuring of the Nigerian federation to enable the federating states assume more powers with regards to creation of local government areas and control of revenues …

[This Day] Abuja -The former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has made a case for the restructuring of the Nigerian federation to enable the federating states assume more powers with regards to creation of local government areas and control of revenues it generates.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria