-Mhlanga accused of building a chiefdom but denies it A four-page document literally calling for the disbanding of the Agricultural Development Authority (ADA) or the appointment of a commission of inquiry into the parastatal, because the “social cost of maintaining it” is too high and because the organisation is riddled with inefficiency, nepotism, chiefdom and unchecked thefts and fraud, is being circulated around.
The past year may have been the year of talk about the economic structural adjustment programme, which we prefer to call simply the structural adjustment programme since several other things apart from the economy have to be adjusted.
It may be of some little consolation to our Zimbabwean doctors, especially junior doctors, to learn that they are not alone in their struggle to get better remuneration.
The recent increase in the price of a Peugeot 504 station wagon from $39 642 to $77 046 has left many people wondering whether the government is now trying to phase emergency taxis as this is the only car now suitable for this since the 404 version is no longer being assembled locally.
Despite the criticism levelled here against Zambian President Frederick Chiluba’s statement that his country will now open trade with South Africa, Zimbabwe is, in fact, South Africa’s biggest trading partner outside the Southern African Customs Union which covers Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa itself.
At a time when cars, like wine, are maturing with age instead of depreciating in value, the Harare City Council was ordered to sell a Mazda 1600 for only $6 500 when it had received an offer three times that amount but did not consider it because it had withdrawn the van from sale.