2021 National Budget

  • Science & Tech

    ZW$8 billion to improve ICT infrastructure in 2021

    FINANCE Minister Mthuli Ncube announced that the government has allocated USD 89 million to the ICT sector for next year, with infrastructure improvement a priority. “A total of ZWL$8 billion (US$89 million) will be invested in the sector during 2021, mainly targeting rollout of optic fibre network, digital television services and access to online public services by citizens,” said Ncube…

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  • Business Briefs

    Mthuli Ncube sets aside $123m for pregnant school girls

    TREASURY has set aside $123 million for the provision of psycho-social support for pupils who fall pregnant, in a move that reaffirms Government’s position on the observance of their non-exclusion from school. This was after it was noted that the previous provision that allowed school authorities to expel pregnant pupils was discriminatory to the girl child. Presenting the National Budget…

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  • Business Briefs

    Zimbabwe expects to earn US$1.25bn from cannabis exports

    ZIMBABWE expects to realise up to US$1.25 billion export earnings from medical cannabis production with Treasury on Thursday proposing to introduce a new cannabis tax to widen the revenue base. Zimbabwe began harvesting its first crop of legally cultivated industrial hemp in February this year after it decriminalised cannabis growing in 2018 to tap into the multi-billion-dollar industry. About 37…

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