Letters to the Editor

Open letter to Mother Patrick board, CCJP 20 April 2019 EDITOR — I have written this letter because normal dialogue with the Mother Patrick board is a challenge, it seems it is always a one way traffic. 
Salary  increments essential for productive workers 20 April 2019 EDITOR — Zimbabwean workers have been hailed globally for being highly competent and hard working. In a sharp contrast back home they are scorned by their own government at times they are labelled as lazy and unproductive.
Govt must act on  economic decay 19 April 2019 EDITOR —  Recently, I went to a supermarket to do my groceries for the month, I was shocked to realise that a 2kg mixed portion chicken is now ranging between $15 to $18, a 2-litre concentrate juice from as much as $8 while a 2kg packet of rice is ranging between $8 and $10 and...
Govt needs to sensitise citizens about human trafficking 17 April 2019 EDITOR — Zimbabwe, like all nations worldwide, is fighting human trafficking, while on the other hand, new techniques of trafficking people have been revealed in various media fora. Human trafficking is the trade in people, especially women and children. It does not necessarily involve the movem...
Let's rebuild our education system again 17 April 2019 EDITOR — From 1980 to date, Zimbabwe has made great strides in the education sector. This is one achievement we can exuberantly celebrate together as a country.  Despite having a high literacy rate in Africa, I strongly feel that the near collapse of our education system and economy has left ind...
Zim must produce locally to reduce imports 17 April 2019 EDITOR — Has Zimbabwe fallen in a bottomless pit? Of course, Zimbabwe is evidently rich in terms of resources, it is however, still caught in the intricate web of being import dependent and a raw materials economy.  Zimbabwe is in a situation of importing a lot of raw materials and equipment to ...
Nothing to celebrate, Mr President 16 April 2019 EDITOR — Last Sunday, I came across a headline that read “President rallies nation ahead of Uhuru'' and asked myself who are they fooling?  There are massive fuel queues all round and this was the same since last year.  Prices are increasing by shocking margins everyday, new taxes being introdu...
Platform for Youth Development Trust Open opportunities for youth as we celebrate independence 16 April 2019 EDITOR — Platform for Youth Development Trust (PYD) joins the rest of the nation in celebrating 39 years of independence.  As a community-based organisation that is grounded and socially embedded, we are compelled to use this day to appeal to Zimbabweans and mostly the young people to put pressu...
Open letter to Obert Gutu 15 April 2019 EDITOR — I direct this letter to Obert Gutu. It is a known fact that you, Obert Gutu, pictured, hate your former party, the mainstream Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) under the leadership of Nelson Chamisa to the bone, but to say you would rather share a table with Zanu PF leader President E...
Artuz:Govt must pay workers well for high-productivity 15 April 2019 EDITOR — Zimbabwean workers have been hailed globally for being highly-competent and hard working. [GoogleAd] In sharp contrast, back home, they are scorned by their own government at times they are labelled as lazy and unproductive.  The low morale of the working class is caused by underp...
Government should embrace technology to promote transparency 15 April 2019 EDITOR —  The government, private sector and civil society institutions should leverage on the use of technology to empower citizens and make government more accessible and effective.
Let's unite in fighting HIV/Aids 11 April 2019 EDITOR — I was saddened the other day when I read of one teenage girl who contracted HIV from mahumbwe (role playing) and it got me thinking that we still need to do more for this disease to disappear. Many people have lost relatives and friends to HIV/Aids. Some children have lost both parents ...
Gukurahundi healing: Step in the right direction 11 April 2019 EDITOR — The new dispensation has slowly but positively proven that there is an overhaul in the administration of the country's affairs, an indication that Zimbabwe is breaking from the old ways.  In the recent months, government has implemented measures that have seen the Constitution being uph...
Let's unite as we celebrate independence 11 April 2019 EDITOR — On April 18 every year, Zimbabweans join hands in celebrating the gains of independence that was brought by the country's freedom fighters. This year, Zimbabwe will be celebrating 39 years of self-rule, under the theme, “Zimbabwe at 39, embracing devolution for vision 2030.”  In commem...
Zinara adding to road carnage 10 April 2019 EDITOR — I often travel to Rusape and have noticed many things wrong with the road and drivers that contribute to the high accident rate on our roads.  But which comes first the chicken or the egg? Loads of drivers ignore white lines and speed restrictions. I am not blameless. Since the welcom...
Grain price hikes welcome but . . . 10 April 2019 EDITOR — The decision by Cabinet to approve price increases of maize, wheat, soya beans and cotton by more than 80 percent is most welcome and good news for the farmers and producers of these grains. Government has done well in rewarding hardworking farmers who produce these grains. According t...
Council should improve delivery 9 April 2019 EDITOR — It is sad to note that most local authorities are failing to provide essential services throughout the country. The economy is in bad shape, everyone knows that. Residents are struggling to service their bills.
Zim needs divine intervention 9 April 2019 EDITOR — I believe it is the duty of each and every citizen to pray for the country. Looking at what is happening, we need to all come together and pray that God guides our leaders so that they take the country forward.
Can President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zanu Pf fix the economy? 9 April 2019 Can President Emmerson Mnangagwa fix the economy when no one seems to have any idea what constitutes an economy? Simply put NO!
Cry my beloved country 8 April 2019 EDITOR — For Zimbabwe to go forward we need to adhere to our  “Constitution”. We need press freedom, freedom of speech, rule of law (all citizens to respect rule of law without political affiliation), transparency, and accountable leadership.
Youth poverty, unemployment a ticking time bomb 8 April 2019 EDITOR — The violent disturbances that rocked Harare and other major cities in August 2018 and January 2019 saw an unprecedented number of youths participating. 
Let God be the final taker of life 5 April 2019 EDITOR — Unity stands for peace in the presence of conflict, love in the presence of hatred, and forgiveness in the presence of injury.  Unity stands for peace in our lifetime, harmony/agreement, freedom, happiness and everything good.
Zim economy will continue shrinking 5 April 2019 EDITOR — Why should the Zimbabwe Defence Forces go on a recruitment drive? Are we expecting to go to war? Are we going to be invaded or are we planning on invading another country? 
Education bill should  enhance quality in sector 3 April 2019 EDITOR — Amalgamated Rural Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe, Artuz notes the strides made by government in modernising our education system through the Education Act Amendment Bill of 2018.
Lasting solution needed in fuel crisis 3 April 2019 EDITOR — The resurfacing of fuel queues has become a cause for concern. 
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