– Sales seem more important than production Zimbabwe’s fertiliser companies may be ripping pleasant farmers of thousands of dollars and plunging them into deeper debts by recommending large amounts of fertiliser that do not necessarily boost production.
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.
An Avoca (Filabusi) businessman who was arrested at a cattle sale and later detained for five days before being released without being charged was awarded $3 000 when he sued the police officer and the Minister of Home Affairs for unlawful and unjustified detention.