ESAP with its various interpretations ranging from Eternal Suffering for the African People to Enormous State Approved Poverty is now here to stay.
The export-led strategy African governments (including Zimbabwe) have been obliged to adopt by The World Bank, quite simply has not worked, does not work, and cannot work, says Susan George, an expert on Third World development, in her new book: Short-changed: Africa and World Trade.
Zimbabwe is slowly plunging into deeper debt as it implements the World Bank and IMF sponsored Economic Structural Adjustment Programme, which it claims is homemade.
Corruption within the Central Mechanical Equipment department (CMED) is so rife that its entire security system should be dismantled and reorganised under the auspices of a very senior police officer, a parliamentary committee on technical ministers has recommended.
Poor planning by the government coupled with the current drought could once again plunge the country into another food crisis, this time the shortage of beef.