Letters to the Editor

Repent now and fix our ailing economy 14 March 2019 Editor — That Zimbabwe is on a downward trajectory is no secret. In fact we have been in descent mode for many a year. It is a tragedy. And the fact that the powers that be spend a considerable amount of time denying the truth and defending the indefensible does not help
Littering the streets is a bad habit 13 March 2019 Littering is a growing disease among Zimbabweans especially in the capital, Harare.
HCC should revise its parking laws 10 March 2019 On Tuesday I was  driving  from Marondera to Bulawayo in my Honda Fit.  Around 11 am, I arrived in the Sun-shine City of Harare.
Disappointed 10 March 2019 EDITOR — Traditionally, meals in Zimbabwe are prepared three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and it is my concern that with the so-called new dispensation the Energy and Power Development ministry should encourage the use of gas for cooking so as to save power.
Govt must unite citizens to save our economy 7 March 2019 Austerity measures announced by the authorities ostensibly to stabilise or resuscitate the comatose economy, are in reality an act of removing a life jacket to a situation that had drifted to the deep end.
Make healthcare affordable. 7 March 2019 It is sad to note that more and more people are not able to afford healthcare facilities in this country.
City fathers' plan to give councillors stands improper 6 March 2019 The Harare City Council (HCC) is at it again making sure that councillors are given unrealistic packages. Why should councillors be given stands in their area of residence?
Entrepreneurship the way to go in Zim 6 March 2019 Entrepreneurship is the act of creating a business or businesses while building and scaling it to generate a profit.  However, as a basic entrepreneurship definition, it's a bit limiting.  The more modern entrepreneurship definition is also about transforming the world by solving big problems.
Address doctors' concerns urgently 5 March 2019 EDITOR — The looming showdown between doctors and the government over demands that have not been addressed since the bargaining agreement in January this year that saw doctors ending their industrial strike is worrisome.
Africa must make the most of its mineral resources 5 March 2019 EDITOR — The mineral industry of Africa is the largest minerals industry in the world. Africa is the second largest continent, with 30 million km² of land, which implies large quantities of resources. 
Farmers should take farming seriously 2 March 2019 EDITOR — For over a decade now Zimbabwe has managed to transfer land ownership from the few white commercial farmers who were just about 4 500 to the indigenous black farmers now numbering over 300 000.
Teachers' unions salary demands, an utopian dream 2 March 2019 EDITOR — It is undeniable that the cost of living for an ordinary Zimbabwean is increasingly becoming expensive, but the latest RTGS$3 000 salary demand by Teachers’ Unions is astonishing to say the least. I for one sympathise with every citizen of this country in such trying times where the pri...
Government should create employment 1 March 2019 EDITOR — The government must urgently work on creating meaningful job opportunities for the thousands of unemployed graduates.
Let's unite in calling for sanctions removal 1 March 2019 EDITOR — The adverse consequence of economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe is detrimental to its economic growth as it negatively affects the living standards of its citizens.
Treatment of vendors unfair 27 February 2019 The situation that is prevailing between the police, municipal police and vendors is unhealthy for our country.  
Zimbabwe is in trouble 26 February 2019 EDITOR — We support the rule of law and sovereign constitutions. We thank the USA for its contribution to democracy in Zimbabwe. We, who are living and working in South Africa, are here because of Zanu PF misrule, corruption, brutality and intimidation
Government should restore monarchy system 26 February 2019 Editor — I am an African. It is our culture to have a kraal head, a headman, a chief,  paramount chief and a king. The white man introduced a native commissioner and a chief native commissioner right up to the president. We were forced to accept these.
Is Presidential Advisory Council Legal ? 12 February 2019 10 February 2019 Editor-Please, allow me to ask lawyers if it is legal for the president to appoint a second cabinet without wide consultations.
Pre-paid electricity meters too expensive 30 June 2018 EDITOR — While the move to have residents purchase their own household electricity pre-paid meters is a noble idea, there still lingers many questions regarding their accessibility. We acknowledge that Zesa Holdings has been hamstrung by residents who are neglecting their bills and therefore c...
Let's not give Zanu PF more time 26 June 2018 EDITOR — The problems we face in Zimbabwe can never be resolved by Zanu PF which created them in the first place. Zimbabwe is now one of Africa's poorest and most repressed economies as reported in various media and economic indices. The key areas of economies which include rule of law, gov...
Vendors now out of control 25 June 2018 EDITOR — Harare's streets have become so dirty that it boggles the mind how the city fathers still want to refer to it as the Sunshine City. There is filth wherever you go, something we were not used to way back. The number of street vendors seems to increase by the day and night. The in...
Tobacco farmers deserve more support 20 June 2018 EDITOR — Growing tobacco is not an easy task. The process is labour intensive and therefore, should be supported accordingly by different stakeholders involved. The majority of the tobacco farmers are small-scale and they grow their tobacco on small pieces of land where family members provide ...
Do something about unemployed teachers 18 June 2018 EDITOR — On Friday Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) marched in solidarity with the unemployed teachers in Harare and delivered a petition to the minister of State for Presidential Affairs Simbarashe Mumbengegwi demanding an immediate review of teacher recruitment freeze that w...
Zim not yet independent 19 April 2018 EDITOR — Yesterday marked exactly 38 years after Zimbabwe attained its independence from Ian Smith's regime. The people of Zimbabwe were ruled with an iron fist in their land. They were not allowed to vote, working under very poor conditions and given peanuts, their land was grabbed, there was...
'Zimbabweans must not give up on Dzamara' 9 April 2018 EDITOR — I write with so much pain in my heart. It is sad that years have gone by but still there is no answer to Itai Dzamara's whereabouts. With the new dispensation one would think that answers would start trickling in but alas there is nothing. I am appealing to the media fraternity, civil...
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