Min­is­ter ful­fills in­ter­net pledge

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Nqo­bile Tshili

THE Min­is­ter of In­for­ma­tion Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nolo­gies and Courier Ser­vices, Cde Supa Mandi­wanzira, has ful­filled his pledge to pro­vide in­ter­net ser­vices at the Bu­l­awayo Press Club.

Yes­ter­day, TelOne tech­ni­cians in­stalled wire­less in­ter­net at the Club which is housed at the Royal ho­tel.

Min­is­ter Mandi­wanzira pledged to help af­ter the Bu­l­awayo Press Club made a re­quest for the in­stal­la­tion of wire­less in­ter­net ser­vices in April this year when he was a guest there.

Bu­l­awayo Press Club chair­per­son Pa­menus Tuso said the do­na­tion comes at a time when job­less­ness in the in­dus­try has in­creased. He said the pro­vi­sion of in­ter­net would greatly as­sist jour­nal­ists. Tuso ex­pressed grat­i­tude to Min­is­ter Mandi­wanzira for walk­ing the talk. “We thank him for honour­ing the pledge. We will con­tinue en­gag­ing him among other Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials to im­prove the wel­fare and work­ing con­di­tions of jour­nal­ists,” said Tuso. “A lot of our col­leagues have lost their jobs and have be­come free­lancers. They’re short of re­sources to do their work and this do­na­tion will be help­ful to them.” He said the in­ter­net ser­vice would be ac­ces­si­ble to ev­ery prac­tis­ing jour­nal­ist in the city. “We want jour­nal­ists to use the build­ing not just to write sto­ries but file them as well. Due to WI-FI ser­vices, jour­nal­ists can file sto­ries real time when we in­vite our guests. They can pro­vide timely re­portage be­cause in­ter­net ser­vices al­low for this,” said Tuso. He said plans were un­der­way to mod­ernise the Press Club. — @nqot­shili

at­tended the scene and con­cluded that his ve­hi­cle was the of­fend­ing one.

He said the driver of the other ve­hi­cle was not a li­censed driver and po­lice cov­ered up for him.

Mr Chidyag­wayi said he was ar­rested af­ter he had ap­proached the area prose­cu­tor to in­quire about the cover-up.

“On Oc­to­ber 17, 2014, I went to the area prose­cu­tor’s of­fice at Shu­rugwi Mag­is­trate’s Court and made in­quiries in con­nec­tion with the mat­ter. Dur­ing the process of in­quir­ing, the re­spon­dents through one Sergeant Shumba or­dered po­lice to de­tain me at Shu­rugwi Po­lice Sta­tion, not­with­stand­ing that I had gone to the po­lice on my own to make in­quiries about the mat­ter”. — @mash­nets.

Cde Supa Mandi­wanzira

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