Faced with the bitter realisation that gains expected from the economic structural adjustment programme and trade liberalisation like increased investment and employment creation are not forthcoming, the government seems to have been forced to move faster to recognise the informal sector – a sector long advocated by the World Bank, one of the major architects and sponsors of ESAPS.
The proliferation of political which kicked off with a national character but have degenerated into regional, tribal and other small cliques has solidified the fragile unity within the ruling ZANU-PF making it difficult for any existing parties to pose a formidable challenge to unseat it unless they change their present outlook.
The present monetary measures which resulted in building societies suspending lending money for new projects coupled with the current drought could be a blessing in disguise to the individual home developer who has ready cash.
The Zimbabwe Electricity Authority and Energy Minister, Herbert Ushewokunze, seem to be playing a dangerous game that will ultimately hurt the consumer whom Ushewokunze claims he is trying to protect.
Platinum prices are expected to increase by almost US$50 (about $250) an ounce within a few months as demand for the metal continues to increase.
Home Affairs deputy Minister, Dumiso Dabengwa, seems to have developed a knack for opening lids that his bosses and compatriots would want to see remain closed.