It has now become abundantly clear that
We have gone back into that frightful crisis of the pre-2008 era where grinding poverty reduced the people of this country into destitution -- a crisis whose resultant misery has engulfed the entire population and for which no solution is in sight.
If there was any doubt that those from whom solutions are expected also have no clue what to do, recent statements by the country's finance minister,
Each time Chinamasa flies out of the country, hopeful Zimbabweans speculate that he has gone to look for money to bail us out.
But Chinamasa has come out in the open to say NO, he is not going to look for money but to try and negotiate terms of payment for our massive debts with those who we owe billions.
He returned without saying he had been successful. He, in fact came back to tell us that we are on our own and that we had better be innovative and find our own means of survival.
"No one wants to lend
"There is a common misunderstanding that each time I am going out, I am looking for money. I am actually going there trying to arrange how to pay the arrears. We have to talk to
What this means then is that our government is now unable to fulfill its obligations to the citizens of this country. The evidence is provided by government's inability to pay civil servants as and when they should be paid and by the private sector's equally frightful predicament.
Most Zimbabwean workers are now going without being paid in time, or receiving fractions of their salaries while a lot more are being laid off on a daily basis as companies are forced to shut down or to downsize drastically.
There is just no money in the country and government, whose obligation it is to avoid such a situation, does not seem to know what to do.
What the government is not doing is telling the people what its next plan is. Zim Asset does not appear to be taking shape at all. In fact, it seems just a delusion - a billion dollar figment of Zanu PF's imagination. Creation of two million jobs and a multi-billion economy from mere paper work and rhetoric is in itself a dead end.
It appears our leaders are going to bed everyday hoping that the following day will bring with it some miracle.
The next elections are due in 2018 so, unless our government comes up with a solution to deal with this crisis,
How much should the people suffer before government owns up and accept that it has failed? What kind of miracle does President Mugabe hope his aged and tired government ministers will conjure up to save this country from this painful mess?
Once a government fails to provide its people with their basic needs it has failed to run the country.
The President should make a state of the nation address to tell the people what government plans to do. The people are looking up to government to bring back life to this country.
On several occasions, President
The failure has not only been evident through inability by central and local government to take care of the welfare of citizens.
On the day he celebrated his 90th birthday at
On that day the President said his party leadership in
He said: "Let the leaders of these two cities,
Should the same not be said about the government of
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