The human race uses more water in washing away what it has consumed than on anything else, according to results of studies released to The Insider by a leading estate agent.
The intransigence of the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company which insists on running empty buses instead of lowering fares is clearly proving what proponents of privatisation have always argued for – no one really seems to care about the viability of the company as long as they get their fat cheques, bonuses and perks.
Zimbabweans will have to be more resourceful to obtain white maize meal as authorities are reported to have restricted the supply of white maize until the present stocks of yellow mealie meal have run out.
The price of bread, the only foodstuff whose price has been static for the past 10 months, is likely double when it is reviewed next.
With this year’s sugar production standing at only 3 368 tonnes compared to a normal harvest of 260 000 tonnes and the situation only expected to return to normal in 1995/96 one would have expected health authorities to take advantage of the shortage of sugar to convince people that though sweet, sugar is not good for their health especially when consumed in large quantities.
After two years of making unfulfilled promises most people are closely watching to see if the government will this time make tangible efforts to reduce its spending when Finance Minister, Bernard Chidzero, announces his budget on July 30.