To add more salt to our wounds, we hear the president wants to compensate white farmers. As shocking as it may sound it looks real. I never heard of anyone talking about compensating the poor farm workers who were utterly lowly paid and some even today. Truth be said, when these white settlers colonized our nation, they took the land moved people away on areas they wanted and used us as labour bandits to set up irrigation systems, farming, harvesting etc and now we have to pay them as a thank you for downgrading the nutritional value of the land and for using us a labour servants. In areas of mining, they took the minerals away to their countries for trade and to enrich themselves including the very monarch of England. Yet we have to compensate them. They must be laughing as this insanity. Now you have the money for compensating farmers, yet you don't have money for improving the lives of ordinary people. We have no clean drinking water, we have no access to hospitals, and to those that have, their is no medication. Civil servants are poorly paid and the unemployment rate is above the roof. Really, we need a serious president.
Besides, the issue is not about just removing the old guard in our system and waiting for miracles, we need a plan, a concrete plan to take Zimbabwe forward. Clueless government and its structures do take our economy into deeper trenches. This is what is happening. The prices of goods and commodities are skyrocketing, their are no controls on the prices nor is the government's word strong enough to warn the producers. It is just like a toothless bulldog barking- no one listens because we all no the leader is no leader.Since, Mnangagwa took over, we still don't have access to our monies in the banks, we continue to use plastic money, the bollars have just been given a new look but still useless and they continue giving a deaf ear to those outside advising them on better ways to ease the common suffering. An example is various people and stakeholders pushing for us to join the Rand monetary policy. We need this while we move towards dollarization of our economy. You can't introduce a new currency and expect the market confidence to just rise overnight. The government seem not to care that since its inception it has not gained confidence of the nation, people still keep money out of the norm circulation simply because we can't trust banking institutions. The most cause of this failure in trust is that if one bank USDs and when you withdraw you are blessedly given RTGS, a bollar brother, whose value is weaker on the market. You actually get poorer by each transaction. Simple economics that every Tom, Dick and Harry understands but the government ignores this fact. To make matter worse, a bank exchange rate is not lucrative than the street one nor are they running parallel in order to lure people towards safe means of transactions. Which I think it was there goal but they are hesitant to take it head on.
The street exchange continue to destroy the stabilisation programmes put in place and yet the government can't stop this activity. One wonders whether the main players in this street exchange are not the government or its allies simply because this activity should be history by now. This is the key root of modern corruption and yet the government continues to preach about eradicating corruption but nothing is being done that is tangible. This government has put more ulcers in our suffering. My fellow country men and women, let's wake up, we will all die poor and in misery while the few blood suckers thrive on our suffering.
God bless Zimbabwe.
Dr. Takesure Tazvishaya.
Source - Dr Takesure Tazvishaya.
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