Zimbabweans should brace up for hefty increases in electricity charges if they are to save the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) from further financial erosion that will plunge the parastatal into even much larger deficits.
With another imminent split within the Zimbabwe Unity Movement (ZUM) less than a year after differences first surfaced within the party, regarded at the time as the only plausible challenge to the ruling ZANU-PF, it is now clearly evident that the party is no longer -or perhaps never was- what the people believed it to be.
– 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.
With the country running out of its own maize stocks this month and now relying on imports from South Africa, questions are being raised as to what happened to the Drought Relief levy collected in 1984-85 to ensure the country had enough reserves in case of drought.
Agriculture minister, Witness Mangwende, is reported to be under pressure from the World Bank which is said to have openly indicated to him that he is being “leaned on” to implement agricultural liberalisation.
Some Gweru residents and council officials are baffled with the way their council donated beer and a band towards the wedding of Defence Minister, Richard Hove, towards the end of last year.