Illegal gold panners may be causing untold damage to the country’s rivers but illegal buyers are cashing in on these desperate villagers who are now selling the precious metal at ridiculously low prices just to afford a bucket or a packet of mealie meal.
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.
Zimbabwe’s coal mining industry which was boosted by the opening of the Sengwa Coal Mine could be in for a big boom if the owners can solve their financial problems in the case of Wankie Colliery and transport restrictions in the case of Sengwa.
Industry and Commerce Minister Kumbirai Kangai’s rallying call to consumers to show their mettle and force prices down, has recently shown that it can work provided his ministry creates the right atmosphere.
Civil servants, some of whom will be facing the chop, are in for a big surprise as their various associations have revealed that there is a financial scandal involving hundreds of thousands of dollars in their umbrella organisation, the Public Service Association.