Imported exotic foods, toys, beers, rice, salad creams, fish and soft drinks are now available in most supermarkets and grocery shops but looking at the prices one wonders whether Ogil funds should be used for such “luxury” items especially if there is no shortage of local substitutes.
An agronomist who is concerned about the report that fertiliser companies may be ripping peasant farmers by selling them excess fertiliser that does not necessarily boost their production(The Insider –February) has suggested that the farmers should take group action against the companies as well as Agritex officers.
It may be of some little consolation to our Zimbabwean doctors, especially junior doctors, to learn that they are not alone in their struggle to get better remuneration.
The past year may have been the year of talk about the economic structural adjustment programme, which we prefer to call simply the structural adjustment programme since several other things apart from the economy have to be adjusted.
-Mhlanga accused of building a chiefdom but denies it A four-page document literally calling for the disbanding of the Agricultural Development Authority (ADA) or the appointment of a commission of inquiry into the parastatal, because the “social cost of maintaining it” is too high and because the organisation is riddled with inefficiency, nepotism, chiefdom and unchecked thefts and fraud, is being circulated around.