Not too late to fix economy

EDITOR — Zanu PF can boost our economy if it really wants to. 
By getting priorities right and doing the right things fearlessly the party can mend the economy and make Zimbabweans smile again. 

No one can deny that our economy collapsed under Zanu PF government’s misrule.

Former president Robert Mugabe and his predecessor Emmerson Mnangagwa can not deny that.  Zanu PF single-handedly mauled our economy for too long and they continue to do so now. It’s not too late to do the right thing though.
What they are doing is wrong and they should realise that they have the capacity to make things right.

Zanu PF should focus on achieving Zimbabwe’s fuller growth potential by pursuing strong macroeconomic policies, including building up fiscal and external buffers and increasing budgetary resources going to non-personnel related spending, and implementing reforms to foster investment, improve the business climate, and strengthen governance and institutions, including by increasing the transparency of the minerals regime.

It would also be necessary for our country to engage with its creditors to work towards a solution to the long-standing debt arrears problem.
However, it appears Zanu PF is not interested in the welfare of the people. Instead it goes on a spending spree.

For example. It is alleged that campaign materials which have been imported into the country by Zanu PF were not paid import duty to the country’s tax authority Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra). The cost of the material is estimated at $500 million.
The materials include campaign vehicles and regalia.

Zimra commissioner-general, Faith Mazani was questioned over this irregularity in a Zimra engagement with parliamentarians and she is said to have hinted that there was information to the effect that there were campaign materials — vehicles and T-shirts — for Zanu PF, which were coming into the country for free.
The materials include campaign vehicles and regalia.

Imagine, just when we were sure that the message from nurses and doctors had sunk into the spendthrift Zanu PF government, Mnangagwa then allegedly purchased hundreds of motorbikes for his election campaign.

It’s painful that the motorbikes — all clearly marked with the Zanu PF election campaign messages — come soon after the ruling party had purchased latest model 4X4 vehicles for the campaigns. 

Right now Mnangagwa is always hiring a private jet for hundreds of thousands of dollars while the country is reeling under foreign currency shortages.

Doctors and nurses at governmemt hospitals recently went on a very crippling job action demanding government to equip hospitals and improve their working conditions.

The job action left scores of people dead at the hospitals.
Zimbabweans throughout the country blasted the government for failing to prioritise its expenditure by failing to fund the health sector while millions of dollars were splashed into the Zanu PF campaign programmes.


 

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