Home / Politics / Opinion (page 3)

Opinion

Masiyiwa’s call for removal of Zim sanctions justified

Christopher Makaza CorrespondentThe MDC and other mean-minded elements continue to exhibit highly disingenuous thinking where anyone who is against Western sanctions against Zimbabwe and calls for their removal, is automatically viewed as either a dull or ZANU-PF supporter. With this kind of mentality, we are going nowhere, and it means …

Read More »

Reducing the risks (and costs) of fighting fall armyworm

Melanie Bateman CorrespondentThe caterpillars of the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), an invasive moth, can potentially feed on over 350 different species of plants. In the Americas it’s known as a serious pest. It destroys crops of maize, rice, sorghum, sugar cane, peanuts, soyabean and non-food crops such as cotton. In …

Read More »

Running a country is more than just mantras

AS I watch children going to school yesterday morning, I could not help, but be troubled by how few they were – an indication that a huge number of them will not be going due to unaffordable school fees, uniforms and stationery – thus a whole generation will be denied …

Read More »

US$ is not at par with bond note, period!

Government’s continued insistence that its surrogate bond note currency and real time gross settlement (RTGS) bank balances have the same value with the United States dollar is unfathomable. Editorial Comment It boggles the mind why President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s regime is ordering businesses not to sell their products in the US$ …

Read More »

Zanu-PF MPs salvage some honour

Zanu-PF Chief Whip Cde Pupurai Togarepi made an important intervention yesterday.In a statement, Cde Togarepi — who doubles as the Zanu-PF Youth League Secretary — indicated that ruling party legislators were foregoing luxury vehicles and other privileges they are entitled to as Members of Parliament (MPs). During debate on the …

Read More »

MPs ‘eating’ on behalf of hungry constituents

Elliot Ziwira Senior WriterAs the electorate and citizens we have an obligation to question the way we are governed and/or represented. Yes, it is every citizen’s right to seek representation either in the Executive or the Legislature, such is democracy. Montesquieu (1689-1755) puts democracy in context thus: “As in a …

Read More »

We can forgo some luxuries

Pupurai Togarepi  Special CorrespondentOur health sector has been bleeding for the past two decades, but now as we seek to rebuild and invest in the critical sector we find ourselves confronted by a new challenge, the challenge of striking doctors who are demanding better conditions of service. Of course their …

Read More »

The curse of child brides, school dropouts

Paidamoyo Chipunza Our Childen Our FutureHer day starts at 4:30am.She starts it with laundry for nappies improvised from old linen, breastfeeding and a bit of household chores before she prepares herself to leave for school. “I must wake up early because I leave home at 6:00am for me to get …

Read More »

ED – Building the Zimbabwe We Want

By Nick Mangwana A few were wondering whether President Mnangagwa was aware of the current challenges and the accompanying hardships experienced by the people. Right on cue, he answered the question and left those who listened to his New Year address in no doubt that he has his finger on …

Read More »

The crisis in world leadership

We all have very short memories. Looking back over the 20th Century, we can see how a global conflict like the First World War can break out over what seems like a tiny, inconsequential incident in Austria. The key national leaders of the day, both political and military, failed to …

Read More »
error: Content is protected !!