Govt’s Quick Response To Delta Suggests It Values Beer And Fizzy Drinks More Than The Health Of Its Citizens- Magaisa

Constitutional lawyer and academic Alex Magaisa has said Government’s quick response to stop Delta Corporation from selling its products in US dollars shows it does not value the health of its citizens.

Acting President Constantino Chiwenga convened a meeting between Delta and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) where the central bank assured the beverage making firm of steady allocation of foreign currency for critical inputs. On Tuesday, Delta announced that its products will be charged in US dollars with effect from Friday the 4th of January 2019. Reacting on Twitter, Magaisa said Government’s quick response to Delta shows they value fizzy drinks and beer more. Said Magaisa:

If authentic, then as argued yesterday, Delta played the hard-bargaining game. And the quick resolution, RBZ agreeing to allocate forex to Delta, suggests the government values beer and fizzy drinks more than the health of its citizens.

Government has turned down junior doctors’ demands to be paid in foreign currency among other issues such as buying of essential medicines and sundries. Below are some of the reactions on twitter:

https://twitter.com/mawarirej/status/1080895352214093825

https://twitter.com/kholwaninyathi/status/1080895791223443461

https://twitter.com/DennisMambure/status/1080899776437194752

 


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