The recent complaint by senior secretary for finance, Elias Mushayakarara, the man who should know where our money is going, that there were too many passengers within the civil service who were paid for doing nothing should be taken seriously.
The good turnout at various points where the Worker’s Day celebrations were being held this year should be of great concern to leaders of the ruling ZANU-PF especially when one takes into consideration that people were not bussed to these venues.
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions is set for its first confrontation with the government over amendments to the Labour Relations Act which it claims will weaken the position of the worker.
Transport Minister Dennis Norman’s visit to South Africa last month was not only aimed at arranging transport for Zimbabwe’s maize imports but also to persuade the South Africans to loan Zimbabwe some maize, The Insider understands.
The recent increase in the producer price of cotton coupled with the fact that the Cotton Marketing Board itself has become one of the first agricultural parastatals to operate at a profit should be encouraging news to all farmers though this will obviously be dampened by the uncertain future due to the current drought.