When will we enjoy the fruits of independence?

EDITOR — Zimbabwe is at a standstill not because of sanctions, but the real matter is on “corruption” and for the country to go forward there is need to adhere to its “Constitution”..  In the Zimbabwean  scenario,  a certain section of citizens are regarded as gods especially politicians and cartels. Which is  incorrect.  The citizens have waited for a long time while government officials, politicians and cartels are enjoying  in hotels, driving luxury cars and travelling abroad while the country sinks in deeper pits of poverty.

Most Zimbabweans are slaves in foreign countries. Where we are today the source of our problems is mismanagement by government officials date from 1980 till now. As a nation, we never reacted to the root cause because of fear of the untouchables and strongmen of the land.  The issue of politics, mismanagement and corruption have distorted the economy. 

We have a big gap in nation building which needs serious and urgent solution from us Zimbabweans.  The government of Zimbabwe needs to listen to the people.  Why do politicians only need the people during the election period and not in economy rebuilding? 
Only the elites, gurus in politics and the cartels  are living well. 
A country is endowed with all natural resources but sinking into a penury state

The ordinary citizens can’t afford a basic meal. The corruption hymns are the daily melodies in the corridors whether in private sector and government institutions. The red tape bureaucracy  has outpaced our Ubuntu. The people in Zimbabwe have endured suffering for a long time. Yes, patience is virtue. The suffering is now unbearable. 
For  how long should we keep on watching when our beloved country going through tough times.  The situation is now a cancer. Why are we in this state beloved countrymen?

I am writing this letter in a state of agony. I am not happy with the current mourning atmosphere in our country. Making a living is tough.  The truth apparently is not enough as evidence shows that diplomacy is needed to be blended with history in order to satisfy the dream of our country. Are we enjoying the fruits of independence?

The civil servants deserve dignity, to be where I am today, the teacher made me intelligent, the policeman protects my community, the soldier the eagle eye of my nation, nurse  my good health commander and other government arms are playing a significant role in our daily life so they need better remunerations .

Elders you played your role of bringing freedom to Zimbabwe. Why are things upside down in our country ? Youths are not a security threat but they want food on the table.  As elders of Zimbabwe, have you asked yourself why this is happening.  Citizens have lost the flavour in meaningful involvement in nation building. 

Majority of our youths after graduating from colleges still can’t have anything to write home about because of harsh economical conditions which were birthed by corrupt people. Zimbabweans are hard working people. They strive by all means to make a living . We have gone through rough pages over the years. 

Our infrastructure is depleted, dramatic increase of street children and no employment. Mr President and elders of the land have you asked yourself “why” almost five million Zimbabweans are living in other nations. The fruits of our freedom from colonial bondage should be seen in developing our country. 

The economy of a country is determined by good infrastructure. The high activity in construction industry in any nation demonstrates the right path of the economy.  The government complicates situations for no reason.  Many life solutions are practical, not intellectual. We tried to change currency to securitise ie bonds /bearers cheques. The Zimbabwe economy has been inflammatory since 1980. 

The GDP never grew much post-independence, this has nothing to do with white people, there was simply a stagnation of economic output and now ideas were implemented.  Instead of bringing new companies /innovation or GDP stimulus , the government  is still singing old hymns of self praising while other countries are developing.

The world will forge ahead without Zimbabwe while we are waiting thinking they will come and beg us. 
Enos Denhere.

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