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MDC-T Birmingham

Dear MDC – T Member On behalf of MDC-T Birmingham Branch, we want to thank you for attending the Bring and Share Event on Saturday 4 March 2017 at Malaika House in Lozells.

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2017 National Budget Comments (Part 2) by Tapiwa Mashakada, MDC Secretary for Finance and Economic Affairs.

The truth of the matter is that Chinamasa’s budget is just but an organized compendium of wish lists primarily because there is no fiscal space to accommodate the public sector investment program (PSIP) and departmental programs/operations. Here is the point: Budget Expenditures USD 4.1 billion = 28.2% of GDP Of which employment costs will take […]

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Zimbabwe 2017 National budget: Comments (Part 1) by Tapiwa Mashakada

The 1.7% forecasted growth rate for 2017 from 0.6% in 2016 will largely depend on the resolution of the liquidity crisis, a surge in productivity, confidence, macro-economic and fiscal stability. All these aspects are currently beyond Zanu PF’s control. The 2017 growth forecast was based more on thumbsucking not on any realistic macro-model. The projection […]

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President Morgan Tsvangirai’s Christmas message delivered to Harare structures

Background I want to take this opportunity to say a short Christmas message to you all as the structures of Harare province. I felt I owed you a message because the rains washed away our last rally at Zimbabwe Grounds some three weeks ago. The past year has been momentous in many respects. It saw […]

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The 2017 National Budget Comments (Part 3) by Tapiwa Mashakada MDC Secretary for Finance and Economic Affairs

In part 2 we looked at the macro-economic and fiscal framework. In this issue we look at Vote Allocations and identify the top 10 cost drivers:   . Pension – USD478 million . Primary and Secondary Education – USD783 million . Home Affairs – 384 million . Defence – USD357 million . Health and Child […]

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2017 National Budget Comments (Part 4) by Tapiwa Mashakada, MDC Secretary for Finance and Economic Affairs

Are Sanctions Real? In international law only the UN Security Council can impose legal sanctions. In the case of Zimbabwe this did not happen. The sanctions that were imposed by the EU and the United States are of a bilateral nature. In other words nothing can stop other countries from engaging and helping Zimbabwe. Starting […]

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President Morgan Tsvangirai’s statement to Zimbabwe ahead of the Warriors’ participation at the Afcon tournament in Gabon

Beginning this coming Sunday, the senior Zimbabwe national soccer team goes into battle at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Gabon against three of the continent’s football powerhouses in the form of Tunisia, Senegal and Algeria. As Zimbabweans, we should all temporarily switch off from our daily grind for survival and root for […]

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