Govt should seriously deal with economic woes

EDITOR — Anyone with eyes can now see that the centre no longer holds, the wheel are coming off for the President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. The way things are at the moment is not a laughing matter and if he really has people at heart he should be acting because people are suffering.

When he got into power, many people saw light at the end of the tunnel but it has however turned out to be a light from an underground tunnel coming to crush us. It was word on people’s mouths that “give him time” with the hope that his government will turn around the lives of many for the good.

It has however turned out to be disastrous, lives of many being changed for the bad. Right now the Mugabe was better talk has grown and despite the alleged malpractices of hi that saw people celebrating his fall in 2017, some now see the good in him.
Prices of basic goods are skyrocketing daily beyond the reach of many. Transport fares have not made it any better.

When people were still adjusting to a RTGS$2 fare for a small journey from the city centre to Warren Park then boom it has risen to RTGS$4 on the back of fuel price increase which by Tuesday had reportedly gone to RTGS$7,80 for a litre of diesel.

Each time they sit to discuss something or make utterances or when Mthuli Ncube says something, the result will be disastrous to the masses. What are those in authority doing?

Everyday they are forced to make statements dismissing reports of things that already in existence on the ground. The latest being a statement dismissing the hiking of fuel prices. We all know the situation on the ground, the product has been withheld and those selling it have adjusted the prices. If the government can put the amount of power they do in dismissing reports and fighting dissenting voice into the economy, we will be at a different stage.

It seems all they know is to crush and not to build. Like my fellow ghetto youths would say “varikuwanza simba kumuromo kunge pinjisi”. All they do is talk.

Recently Zanu PF member and former Information minister Simon Khaya Moyo was quoted saying they are ready for Nelson Chamisa, warning him following reports that the opposition was ready to roll out a series of protests to challenge the status quo.

This statement showed many that their machinery is always ready and oiled to crush alternative voices but when it comes to the real issues affecting people, they are mum. Respectfully to SK Moyo, when have you heard him speaking of a developmental project?
I believe it is now time that those ruling elite pull up their socks which we all know they will not or rather don’t know how to.

The country is burning and I don’t know if ED is in the know of how things are on the ground. No amount of sugar coating can sanitise the prevailing conditions. I know they will hide behind some manufactured statistics that there are positives on the economy yet it’s all gloomy.

Taking to the streets will be disastrous, we all know what happened in January and last August. Lives were lost and with the chilling words from Zanu PF one can be forgiven for speculating.
They always have a scapegoat.

Former president Robert Mugabe used to hide behind sanctions.
These “new” guys initially did not want to use the sanctions mantra but lately they have joined. They also hide behind economic saboteurs, always threatening them. If you know them why can’t you just catch them?

It boggles the minds of many.


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