Minister of Finance and Economic Development Mthuli Ncube has said that the government has temporarily shelved the purchase of vehicles for ministers and members of parliament (MPs) in order use the resources to fight the cholera outbreak. The government is expected to spend $20 million for the purchase of new vehicles for the 350 legislators. Ministers are also entitled to 3 vehicles, Mercedes-Benz sedans, Range Rovers and Toyota Land Cruisers. Deputy ministers are entitled to 2 vehicles, all-terrain Mazda BT50s as well as Mercedes-Benz sedans.
Addressing journalists on Wednesday, Ncube said,
With the 15.7 million that the government has pledged towards the outbreak of cholera, we suspended things like purchase of vehicles for Ministers and Members of Parliament to make sure that we deal with this outbreak immediately. Of cause there is still a gap, it’s a long-term gap in the sense that we still need further investments within the sector so that there will be further resources from the public.
Crowdfunding is not new, l just brought it to Zimbabwe remember after September 11 this was done of cause l am not trying to compare our selves with other governments but politicians in the United States use crowdfunding to raise money from as little as a dollar to finance whatever they are doing
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