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.
After failing to clinch an aviation pact which would have allowed Malaysian Airlines to fly to Harare, the Kuala Lumpur government signed one with South Africa on June 18.
In one of the most ambitious studies to establish the plight of disabled pupils the National Foundation for the Disabled is conducting a nationwide survey on how many secondary schools in the country offer facilities for such pupils.