Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Zimbabwe's political circus

The political circus keeps unfolding like a Jack Bauer series.
Conspiracy upon conspiracy.
One wonders whether what we have in the public domain is all there is or we must expect more.
If Hollywood are to make a movie based on our political scenario, it would be a blockbuster.
Ballot papers in trashcans, witnesses arrested, observer team says everything is going smoothly.
One contestant threatens to announce results and inaugurate himself, the other says its a crime.
ZEC says they are more than ready for elections but others say it must be disbanded.

Whatever is goin on is not right and our leaders need to sit down and agree to a clearer way forward for the country.

For the good of the Republic!

Friday, 26 July 2013

Zimbabwe election results predetermined

The nation has been gripped by an election euphoria that's never been experienced before.

Everyone is watching as the drama unfolds.
Is this the turning point or the beginning of the worst?
A lot is at stake and Zimbabweans must brace themselves for anything.
Will either of the parties deliver on their promises when they get into power?
Will we not live another 5 years in disappointment and regret?

I may seem too optimistic but I feel there are only 2 outcomes in this election;
1. An outright MDC-Tsvangirai win after the much dreaded runoff,
2. Another inconclusive runoff leading to another GNU.

Either of the outcomes do not favour Mugabe and a GNU this time will see him as the weaker partner to the effect the party will collapse in the public eye.

It's either he knows or he is being kept in the dark like before.
If he knows then he is ready for the defeat.
He is playing the grand masters' move.

For the good of the Republic!

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Solar technology can help lessen Zimbabwe's energy deficit

If we could establish community based solar energy grid, CSG.

The nation has massive power deficit yet we have plenty sunlight for the greater part of the year.
I propose that communities be put into energy clusters where;

1. Solar panels are installed on the rooftops,
- depending on size and direction its facing.

2. Solar panels are connected to a grid,
- they supply their DC to a bus grid.

3. Grid is connected to one central energy reservoir(battery unit),
- it's the pool where excess energy is stored.

4. Electrical inverter is connected to battery unit,
- device inverts stored DC to AC which goes to the households.

5. Inverter supplies the grid with AC power,

6. Metre box and MCB are installed at each household,
- MCB is a standard protective device for households. The metre measures energy usage in the household and helps identify the high energy gadgets.

For the good of the Republic!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Spy technology in voting booths #July31 #zimelection #technology

Zimbabwe has a literacy rate of 92% yet there are unintelligent pronouncements
that there are satellite antennas, cellphones and cctv cameras in every booth to spy on voters.

It's disappointing that there are people who are believing it highlighting;
(a) voter education was not done properly if it was done.
(b) we are yet to understand technology.

Zimbabwe has a majority tech-savvy young generation and an older population that is yet to grasp technology.
It's upon us as young people to help our elderly parents and grandparents understand technology and not fall for such lies.

It's our duty to bridge the technology gap and help elevate our elders to a better understanding and appreciation of the tech world.

Lets take the challenge and dispel these lies for only us can and must do it.

For the good of the Republic!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Zimbabwe on the path to a sham election

It's becoming clearer that Zimbabwe was and isn't ready for a July 31 election.

ZEC
- bungled what they later said was an experimental registration exercise,
- bungled the mobile registration process,
- bungled the 2 day special voting,
- no confidence in the integrity and competence of the institution.

Violence and intimidation
- persists unabated,
- invoking the horrific memories of 2008,
- perpetrators promising more hell for perceived enemies,
- tearing posters and banners,
- leaders dwelling more on hate speech than bread and butter issues.

Media
- pro-ZANU PF propaganda intensified in more subtle forms,
- peddling hate speech.

Security services sector
- meddling in electoral processes,
- openly campaigning for and supporting ZANU PF failing to separate party from State.

The July 31 elections will be a sham.
Let not one man drag us into the mud.
Postpone them.

For the good of the Republic!

Monday, 15 July 2013

ZEC isn't capable to run an election

ZEC has expectedly failed to live up to expectations.

In a nation where more than 1 million competent youths are jobless, ZEC stuck to the old officials who failed to serve the urbanites during registration.
In a tech-savvy nation, ZEC has failed to digitize & technologize most of it's processes.

The chaotic conduct during special voting leaves loopholes for cheating and other irregularities making talk of credible elections a distant reality.
Rita Makarau and Joice Kazembe were supposed to prove their capabilities as competent women but they are justifying why the nation remains patriarchal.

This poor showing also vindicates MDCs' call for more reforms whilst heightening speculation on ZANU PF's push for early elections.
They are making us a laughing stock.

Way forward.
- Election postponed
- ZEC disbanded & restructured
- New youthful staff recruited.

For the good of the Republic!

Reconciliation Might Follow Forgiveness

For the good of the Republic!

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To: <ibmatteu@gmail.com>
Date: Sunday, July 14, 2013 6:02:14 PM GMT+0000
Subject: Reconciliation Might Follow Forgiveness

Reconciliation Might Follow Forgiveness

Scripture: "And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to Himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to Him." (2 Corinthians 5:18).

When Gina was in grade school, another girl, Emma, was often mean to her. After they had gone their separate ways, Gina chose to forgive Emma, in obedience to God. But since they now lived in different towns, they had no chance to restore their relationship.

Human Reconciliation

I don't think God wants us to leave things unfinished like that. Jesus said, " If you are presenting a gift [to God] and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God" (Matthew 5:23-24). We should follow His model, being "compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love" (Psalm 103:8). So we want to obey when He tells us to mend our human relationships, just as Jesus mended our relationship with God. After all, "He gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, 'Come back to God!'" (2 Corinthians 5:19-20).

God's Reconciliation

It turns out that God was waiting for Emma to "come back." About 20 years after graduation, the women met again – at a Christian music concert! Sometime during those two decades, Emma had found salvation through Christ. When they saw each other, she jumped at the chance to be reconciled with Gina. God's promise that "anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person" (2 Corinthians 5:17) was evident in Emma's life. Gina and Emma, once enemies, were now sisters in Christ. They embraced and rejoiced together in their common salvation. Similarly, we all were "God's enemies," but "we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son" (Romans 5:10). And we can make peace with each other, because through Christ, "God reconciled everything to Himself. He made peace with everything in Heaven and on earth" (Colossians 1:20).

 PRAYER, CARE & SHARE

* The Prayer, Care and Share (PCS) series is a guide to help you pray and care for others and share your faith in Jesus *

Reconciliation happens when people who were in conflict with each other ask and receive forgiveness from each other.

This action frees them to move forward in God's purposes and plans.

The most wonderful example of reconciliation is that of God reconciling us to Himself through Christ. Even greater news is that God gives you and me, as believers, the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18). Oh wow! "Thank You Lord!"

In the Prayer, Care and Share guide, you can see how important it is that we forgive those who wrong us, just as God forgave us in Christ (Ephesians 4:32).

It is possible to forgive those who have offended us without speaking to them. However, reconciliation can only happen when we forgive one another in person. If the wrongdoer is dead, unreachable or unknown, we must simply trust God with the situation.

Carefully seek God's guidance about approaching someone who has wronged you. It is possible, when you tell someone you have forgiven them and are seeking reconciliation, that they could abuse you again! Seeking reconciliation is NOT necessary if you have forgiven completely. Reconciliation is a FURTHER STEP with completely different dynamics. It may bring a blessing to the one who wronged you, and this is the ministry of reconciliation God gives us.

Your PRAY NOW Challenge: "Lord, please show me any situation where I've forgiven someone, and now You want me to approach them in that next step of reconciliation. I pray that You will give me wisdom and protect me as I go. In Jesus name I pray. Amen."

A Helpful Hint

Pray about seeking reconciliation with someone who wronged you, and get confirmation from the Lord. Also talk to a trusted friend or elder before going to the person, and take someone with you so that you are not hurt again. If the abuse is ongoing, even greater care needs to be taken.

Tell us how it is going:

Please tell us about your experiences, giving the gift of forgiveness to those who wronged you or who may still be wronging you.

Just for You



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Prayer Points



Will you pray this week to :

•On a daily basis, continue forgiving all the people who wrong you in any way.

•Discern whether reconciliation between you and the wrongdoer will be possible.

•Find a true friend or elder to assist you in a reconciliation decision and to accompany you, if necessary.

•Be strong and to protect you as you talk to the one who has offended you.

•Expand the ministry of reconciliation with other believers to be practiced all over the world

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Sunday, 14 July 2013

Imagine a better Zimbabwean Republic

Imagine a Zimbabwe where you wear your party regalia without fear,
imagine a Zimbabwe where empowerment opportunities are offered to all in a non-partisan manner,
Imagine a Zimbabwe where elections do not invoke memories of bloodshed, torture and torment,
Imagine a Zimbabwe where there are no water shortages and power cuts,
Imagine a Zimbabwe where promotions are based on merit,
Imagine a Zimbabwe where workers' salaries are commensurate with cost of living,
Imagine a Zimbabwe where our industries produce our own products,
Imagine a Zimbabwe where everyone has a profession,
Imagine a corruption free Zimbabwe where transparency and accountability are key.

Let's work for it.
Yes we can,
and we will,
because we must.

For the good of the Republic!

Friday, 12 July 2013

F.E.A.R Group unaudited financial results for half year ended 14 May 2013

President's statement

Overview
Focus was on improving revenue and asset base and exploring possible viable ventures.

Financial results
Group made profit after tax $15 359 due to increased optimization to 31%.
Growth was hampered by cash flow constraints.

Engineering
Consultancy remained major earner contributing 87% of total profit.
Production remained subdued due to low demand.

Future ventures
Simple Minds Publications will operationalise within the 3rd quarter.
Levy Gold Mine and Refineries situated in Kadoma. Negotiations are at an advanced stage to acquire a stake in the concern and improve group's asset base.

Corporate Social Responsibility
Group continues in efforts to bridge the gap between technologists and African community.

Conclusion
I express appreciation and gratitude to the board, management, staff and clients for continued support.

Itai Bryan
Group President
11 July 2013

Baba Jukwa Phenomenon: Implications on national security

Baba Jukwa is an equivalent of US info leaker Edward Snowden but unlike Snowden he/she remains unknown or known but protected.

The Jukwa phenomena has implications:

1. There's something wrong with our intelligence and security services sector i.e. Indiscipline, lack of patriotism, e.t.c
2. Our national cyber security systems are vulnerable & unable to defend the Republic's cyber space
3. Computer experts and geeks are either;
(i) not good enough to deal with the crisis,
(ii) or able to expose or stop him/her but are not doing it purportedly for the good of the Republic.

Whichever is the case, the Republic's security and all major political players are at the mercy of unknown or known but protected holders and manipulators of sensitive information and state secrets.

Something must be done.

For the good of the Republic.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Online mobilization feasible for Zimbabwe corporates

The advent of advanced telecommunication systems has ushered in a new form of mobilization that transcends distance and class.

Social mobilization in Zimbabwe though still in its infancy is fast gaining attention.
Baba Jukwa has a Facebook followership higher than any other media outlet in Zimbabwe.
The figure above 200 000 is evidence of how strong the social media has become.
Corporates need to strategise on ways to mobilize the nation.
Online promotions and marketing does work if corporates come up with aggressive strategies to woe customers.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Our beliefs and competence

Our capacity to develop and function as members of a society is hinged on three items of our beliefs;

1. What one believes,
this is the true personality.
The individual who surfaces behind closed doors(in private).
The less it is suppressed the freer, happier and more competent the individual.

2. What one purports to believe,
the behavioural traits that one adopts to blend in a society even when they don't believe in it.
The more one can act them out, the more acceptable, the more successful but less happy.

3. and what one wishs they believed.
The ideas that one wishes they had so they fair better in society.
The more one wishes for and strives towards those beliefs, the more superficial, sophisticated, more competent but less sociable in society.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

The Facebook revolution finally taking root in Zimbabwe

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: ibmatteu@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:48:31 +0000
Subject: The Facebook revolution finally taking root in Zimbabwe
To: yuri821muto@post.wordpress.com, ibmatte.lover@blogger.com

When Egypt and Tunisia had the Arab spring and the Occupy Movement
took over the world, inspired Zimbabweans tried to copy the mass
mobilization but nothing worked despite the enthusiasm.

The mobilization failed because;
i. The internet penetration was still low in Zimbabwe,
ii. There was no convergence of ideas, people were pulling in
different directions,
iii. and there was no leader or icon to rally behind.

Now the internet penetration is now high, having reached the most
remote of places and the smartphones have increased.
Despite many bloggers & Facebook groups expounding different
ideologies, there has risen a regime change agenda being aggressively
promoted by one Baba Jukwa.

It may not be the best topic but it has proven enough a rallying point
for Zimbabweans. Baba Jukwa has also become the icon of the agenda.
Copycats, pro-revolutionaries, counter-revolutionaries and neutral
analysts have cropped up and the cyberspace is now alive which is a
major boom for Zim ICT industry



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Kind Regards

Ittai Bryan
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