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Touching Radio Story Stimulates Policy Change

By Staff Reporter A TOUCHING radio feature detailing how some poor and vulnerable villagers from Mangwe and Bulilima districts were being systematically excluded from the government’s food relief programme has prompted government officials to engage communities in order to find a way of addressing the matter. The radio feature was produced …

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Youths Earn A living Through Selling Gravel Stones

Youths sell gravel - by A. Mpofu 1

WHILE the economy continues to plummet forcing hordes of youths to cross the boarder to neighbouring South Africa and Botswana, a few enterprising youths in Mangwe, Brunapeg area are irking out a living through selling quarry stones to home-builders. These stones which they gather for free in the locality cost …

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Mangwe chosen for pilot pasture project

Sugarcane

Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent MANGWE District has been chosen for a pilot programme to grow pasture under an Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (Arda) initiative. At least 2,000 hectares have been set aside for the project. Arda Board chairperson Basil Nyabadza said the ideal land for the project had been …

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Plumtree Development Trust establishes citizen media clubs

Plumtree Development Trust

By Staff Reporter FORTY community members drawn from Bulilima and Mangwe rural communities have been equipped with skills to establish and run vibrant citizen media clubs in their communities to enhance access to development oriented information and to stimulate active citizen dialogue and engagement. Plumtree Development Trust (PDT) and Getjenge …

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‘Injiva’ donate stationery to local schools

Books

By Southern Eye THREE South African-based locals, popularly known as ‘injiva’ or ‘njiva’ have collaborated to source textbooks, stationery and other learning material for their former schools in Mangwe district. Foster Nkomose and Arthur and Mahlathini Ncube said poor infrastructure in most rural schools of Mangwe forced them to come …

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