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Zimbabwe govt officials should first declare assets

23 Aug 2022 at 06:29hrs | Views
BEFORE Finance minister Mthuli Ncube asks us to declare where our foreign currency is coming from when we bring in foodstuffs and household goods from outside the country, the leadership of Zimbabwe should lead by example by declaring where they get their foreign currency from.

We call upon all the ministers, Members of Parliament, government officials, chief executives and managing directors of parastatals to first declare how and where they get their foreign currency when all the banks are saying they do not have forex.

They all drive expensive vehicles whose prices are way above their salaries.  How do they pay for treatment abroad in private hospitals? How are their kids going to schools and universities abroad, where they pay fees in foreign currency?

The government should stop victimising the ordinary citizens who are trying to eke out a living in this crazy economy which is being battered senseless by inflation. Only a few years ago, the US dollar was a de facto currency.

Ncube and central bank governor John Mangudya should realise that Zimbabwe's problem is not foreign currency black market, but government policy. As Zimbabweans, we are simply trying to survive. How most Zimbabweans are able to send their children to school, put food on the table is not only a miracle, but something out of this world.

We now have a government ministry that fights the people instead of working with the masses. Ncube should work on policies that bring in investment, not policies that criminalise ordinary Zimbabweans. 

Source - NewsDay Zimbabwe
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