Take Zimra's warning seriously

EDITOR — In ancient times, whole cities were walled and barricaded to safeguard the citizens within.

However, a watchman who stood guard at the highest point was the guarantor of safety and tranquillity. He was the one who warned of impending disasters and the ancient nations would brace themselves  for imminent danger.

I view the political analysts and social commentators we have in Zimbabwe as our watchmen.

Notably Gershom Pasi, Zimra commissioner-general’s utterances pertaining to the precipice the economy is heading toward qualify him as a modern day watchman.

My attention was drawn to your headline on the business page which read; “ Tough times ahead, Zimra warns”.

Usually when a boat is heading toward a waterfall, it slows down and appears serene and still until it reaches the edge and accelerates with an unprecedented speed, spilling its passengers and exposing them to any and all dangers that lie under.

If a person who knows the river or dam too well notices signs indicating a similar scenario and remains silent leading to the loss of innocent lives, their blood is upon his head.

If the same person however communicates the message and suggests ways of evading the danger, he is exonerated, whether or not the warned would-be victims react to his calls for action or not.

Parliament was warned by Pasi to take action before it’s too late.

Measures to prevent an economic meltdown were also proffered, so it is up to government to either ignore the calls or take them seriously.

The watchman has performed his duty of sounding the horn ahead of an impending disaster, I hope those with the prerogative and mandate to act will take his warning seriously and save us all.

D Zvemisha

 

Comments (3)

And you think these greedy sharks in Parliament and Government will heed any warnings /advice? These are like the proverbial fly who take no advice and follows the corpse into the grave. Only this time they will not rig the economy.

Hwezhahwezha - 10 April 2014

I don't think this guy know anything about growing an economy. This economy collapsed long back and it has been surviving mainly on employee taxes and duties for a long time. This means if this Commissioner General is knowledgeable the is no domestic productive so where does govt get its revenue? (Is it from increased duties of second hand cars from Japan?) I would have fired this moron of Commissioner long back but unfortunately its not my call. Weather Zim. We don't clowns as Commissioners in a Country that claims to have a high literacy level.

allabunchoffools - 17 April 2014

haiwawo gersham ngaabvise madhongi arikufira mu beitbridge road ayo akuti nhuwira

berto - 22 April 2014

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