Govt in 2017 budget fix: Chamisa

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF government is in a 2017 budget fix due to the current economic woes which have resulted in a biting liquidity crisis, MDC vice president Nelson Chamisa said.

The Kuwadzana East legislator said government will be forced to present a “fictitious” budget.

“ . . . government is in sixes and sevens, Zanu PF is in a . . . fix,” Chamisa wrote on his Tweeter account.

Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, Chamisa added that the main problem Zimbabwe is facing is having a “clueless government”.

“The budget is going to be another dump squib and it will have a lot of fiction. There is policy inconsistency on the part of government; most of the ministers do not know what is required to take this country forward,” he said.

“The Finance minister (Patrick Chinamasa) projects a $4,2 billion budget, to me, the minister is dreaming, he is in some country not Zimbabwe.

“We appreciate his efforts but at this stage, it’s impossible for his party to solve the current economic problems,” he said.

Chamisa added that for Zimbabwe to move forward, government must listen to the people.

“They look unaware and appear as strangers to the problems that are currently seizing the country.

“They must try and open their ears for them to listen to what we are advising them. We are telling them that let us open Zimbabwe for business. Let’s focus on production and luring of investors.”

He added: “Let’s create a conducive environment by doing away with the controversial laws which are scaring away investors.”

The former Information Communication Technology minister also further said the government must change its approach when it comes to “serious economic issues”.

“This can only be achieved when the leadership deficit problem is solved. The shortage is not of cash but of ideas and strategies. The big idea is the ability to reach out,” Chamisa said.

“They must change their approach when it comes to economic issues.”

Comments (3)

MR CHAMISA YOUR ARE MIYANDARING.....BEATING ABOUT THE BUSHES JUST SAY WORLD WIDE NOONE WANT TO DO BUSINESS WITH ZUNU PF GVT AND ITS LEADERSHIP HENCE SHOULD STEP DOWN

dofo - 5 November 2016

Zhanu is full of EMPTY VESSELS!!

Mafirakurewa - 5 November 2016

May I draw the current government's attention to the law of diminishing returns which states that in all productive processes, adding more one factor of production, while holding all others constant, will at the same point yield lower incremental per unit returns. We are having a negative rather than a positive factor in furthering their political interests. We are experiencing diminishing returns under the entire ZANU-PF leadership whereby we are suffering economic underdevelopment as a result of poor governance. Where on earth can corrupt leadership lead us to except the production of inadequate service delivery in all sectors. We need a complete change of the government system. We have known only one government administrative since 1980 which completely run of solutions to the problems facing the country.

Pythias Makonese - 6 November 2016

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