Govt owes NAT-PHARM US$11 million

david parirenyatwa 24-09-14.jpgThe country’s pharmaceutical sector is ailing, with the National Pharmaceutical Company (NAT-PHARM) failing to pay pharmaceutical companies while it is also owed about US$11 million by the government.

Undercapitalisation of NAT-PHARM has left the local health sector in a precarious position as many pharmaceutical companies are owed millions of dollars by the company for the procurement of drugs for all state-run hospitals.

Some of the pharmaceutical companies have already closed.

 
'Chinese support not enough'

didymus mutasa 29-06-12.pngThe government says the Chinese have not been forthcoming as expected in helping Zimbabwe rebuild its economy.

 
Residents resist demolitions

Chitungwiza residents, who were allocated stands on undesignated areas, have vowed not to demolish their houses until the government allocates them alternative places to stay.

 

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PRESIDENT R.G. MUGABE QUOTES

“We are really happy as a family, she has made us proud, you know. Considering that I married … my second marriage when I was in the seventies, I had no hope that I will see my children grow old like this. As a family, when you have a child in the family, you will be afraid whether she will succeed or not, you will be taking care from childhood, going to school and now old enough to start a family." -at Bona and Simba Chikore's wedding, March 1, 2014

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