Zimbabwe needs urgent Cabinet reshuffle

 Zimbabwe needs urgent Cabinet reshuffle
Published: 19 September 2019 (200 Views)
Editor,

I think it's high time you, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, consider reshuffling your Cabinet.

Ever since the naming of your new Cabinet, we have not seen any major changes and the reality on the ground is that we the masses are slowly losing hope in this government.

We had high hopes in the new order, especially with the inclusion of the so-called technocrats in your current government but our hopes are slowly vanishing due to ailing the economy.
Honestly speaking, we cannot have an economy that is being controlled by the black market.

Prices of basic commodities are ever escalating due to the parallel market rate.

The mobile money transfer rate is butchering the already overburdened workers, taking as much as 47 percent on cashing out with one's earnings, which are far below the poverty datum line.

The Austerity for Prosperity policy has taken too long to achieve its intended results and we the masses are feeling the pinch.
Mr President Sir, I feel that the minister of Finance has failed and he should be replaced sooner rather than later with someone who has a connection with what is on the ground.

One will always wonder, how can people trade foreign currency openly in the street without being arrested, how can people trade cash via mobile networks or vice-versa yet records can be easily tracked and can be used for tracking down the culprits.  Who determines the black market rate in the streets?

I also feel that the same fate should befall the minister of Home Affairs. The minister should be helping the situation by arresting the culprits who are making people's lives difficult.
On the other hand, how can people be abducted without trace yet the police are there and clueless? Yes they might be a third force involved but the security forces are supposed to be providing answers and bring finality.

The recurrence of the same proves that our police force is lacking somehow.

Mr. President Sir, your replacement of the minister of Energy and Power Development hasn't brought any joy either.

The new minister initially showed some zeal soon after the appointment and quickly fizzled out and the same problems are prevailing, with shortages of fuel and massive power outages.  
It looks like the Zimbabwe Regulatory Authority (Zera) are the ones who are now more vocal as if the ministry is not there.

In my own opinion, other ministers have not done much as well, the likes of ministry of Mines and Mining Development, Public Service, Labour and Social Development, Commerce and Industry, Ministry of ICT, but just to name a few.

Of late, I have not seen much of the minister of Foreign Affairs; I used to admire him soon after his appointment. He was the of my best performing ministers in your first Cabinet and since we have no electricity; I cannot tell if he is still doing wonders like before.

Mr  President Sir, the bulk of your current crop of ministers are proving to be weak, and lazy. To me it is the worst Cabinet ever to be appointed and your vision will take longer to achieve with those lazy ministers. I strongly believe that you should consider removing your Cabinet and replace it with an all-inclusive one.

In your Cabinet, Mr President Sir, you should consider appointing the likes of Lovemore Madhuku, Justice Mayor Wadyajena, Joseph Chinotimba, Temba Mliswa, and Priscilla Misihairambwi-Mushonga etc.

The likes of Wadyajena, Mliswa, Chinotimba, Misihairambwi are very dynamic and vocal and I guess that if their energy can be used to articulate issues that some of the current crop of ministers are failing to articulate the country will progress.

Mr President, you must also get rid of the G-40 element which is making your vision difficult hence the suffering of the masses.
One does not need a rocket scientist to see that the G-40 cabal is alive and active; it is them who are writing the script to where things should go.

Over and above, I suggest that you should keep on reaching out to your rival Nelson Chamisa for talks which might bring an end to all the suffering.  It is common knowledge as the old adage says "United we stand and divided we fall."

Above all what separates us as Zimbabweans should not be greater than what unites us. I remember vividly your words that you are a listening President hence my letter to you.


- dailynews

 

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