We looked inside some of the tweets by @HeraldZimbabwe and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
Last Seen Profiles@School58No58 @yob_oneola @coinexchange_io @kalfleHU @JulioAlcala_ @tomy_0k_ @Suresh26405416 @RealClaudineQH @yessicastellar @ElLobo0815 @Borkan2002 @MRSDigital @buzzvaultHQ @Rc1QC7bovZQUUkT @lekironer @jlp0903
ZMDC manager to face trial https://www.herald.co.zw/zmdc-manager-to-face-trial/ via @HeraldZimbabwe
Court dismisses Chibaya’s application https://www.herald.co.zw/court-dismisses-chibayas-application/ via @HeraldZimbabwe
Musician fights child marriages https://www.herald.co.zw/musician-fights-child-marriages/ via @HeraldZimbabwe
Cover songs: Local acts lose the plot https://www.herald.co.zw/cover-songs-local-acts-lose-the-plot/ via @HeraldZimbabwe
The Charambas rejig yesteryear videos https://www.herald.co.zw/the-charambas-rejig-yesteryear-videos/ via @HeraldZimbabwe
JUST IN: Zinara exposes Harare City Council https://www.herald.co.zw/just-in-zinara-exposes-harare-city-council/ via @HeraldZimbabwe
BREAKING: ZIMSEC wins appeal https://www.herald.co.zw/breaking-zimsec-wins-appeal/ via @HeraldZimbabwe
JUST IN – Hosni Mubarak: Former Egyptian President dies aged 91 https://www.herald.co.zw/just-in-hosni-mubarak-former-egyptian-president-dies-aged-91/ via @HeraldZimbabwe
Malawi to hold fresh presidential poll in May this year https://www.herald.co.zw/malawi-to-hold-fresh-presidential-poll-in-may-this-year/ via @HeraldZimbabwe
We need to revisit our curriculum and bring back content that helps young people understand the importance of Older People. We want permanent seats for older people in decision making bodies like Parliament and Senate.
Social protection programmes are required for older persons, we commend Government for setting institutions such as NSSA. Old people are experiencing abuse at health institutions.
During the time of identity cards in this country, people who were mandated by Government during the war in protected villages, they just looked at an old person and slapped an age. That is the age they are going with.
If we are to achieve Sustainable Development Goals can only be achieved if we make reference and we bring on board the moving libraries known as older persons. Older persons are not being allowed to talk.
We are currently working on a Older Persons' Policy which will help with the implementation of the Older Persons' Act, in doing this, we will be reaching out to various organizations that can help us with technical expertise.
The Ministry will be pursuing SDG goal 17 which speaks on collaboration for development. We want to ensure the dignity of all people including the older persons, our mission is to work hard, the key words is no one should be left behind.
Zimbabwe has an older persons board that is established in terms of the Older Persons Act, it is faced with tackling issues relating to inadequate data which makes it difficult to make decisions and formulate strategies towards improving the lives of older persons.
Through the food deficit mitigation program in which grain is delivered to food insecure households, the Ministry is currently working on a number of social protection programmes targeted at older people.
Chief among those are grants and cash transfers in which households are given money for their upkeep. Government is working on a social protection database meant to bring in a competent database which will help with the reporting of activities by older persons.
The Ministry is making strides towards signing and ratifying protocols on the rights of the elderly in the African Charter. The Ministry is promoting SDG goal one and three through implementing social programmes for the elderly.