Among the positive results of de-dollarisation and the switch from using the US dollar to using our own Zimbabwe dollar has been the substantial boost given to local industry.
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While presenting the 2020 Monetary Policy Statement on Monday, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya said the country was making steady progress in de-dolllarising.
STATISTICS presented to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Defence while investigating the status of the country’s border posts indicate that a total of 16 187 people were arrested between January and June last year for illegally crossing in and out of Zimbabwe.
The recent flurry of movements following the ban on use of domestic stadiums for international matches has unleashed positive responses, but what is critical at this juncture is action.
LAST week was marked by the sad news that the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has banned Zimbabwe stadia because they are unfit for international matches. Football is part of our social fabric.
The era of knowledge banks and community libraries which were repositories of indigenous knowledge systems should be demystified and make the knowledge available to the youths for sustainable development.
The automatic raising of Zesa tariffs last week by 19 percent is part of the major change dating from October last year to ensure that even the truncated electricity supply we now get continues.
There has been a degree of confusion, some deliberately generated, and misunderstanding over the process of de-dollarisation.
For Bishop Lazi and his ilk, Ash Wednesday, which was observed last week, is a particularly sacred day in the liturgical (worship) calendar, for it marks the beginning of Lent.