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

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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:

 


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Dr. Alex T. Magaisa is a lawyer in Zimbabwe, lecturer of law in the United Kingdom, Zimbabwean political strategist, and blogger. He currently lives in the UK. Magaisa is known for his political and social commentary work on issues affecting Zimbabwe and has been a... Read More About Alex Magaisa

Delta Corporation Limited is a Zimbabwe Stock Exchange listed integrated beverage company with a diverse portfolio of local and international brands in lager beer, traditional beer, Coca-Cola franchised sparkling and alternative non-alcoholic beverages. It has investments in associate companies whose activities are in cordials and... Read More About Delta Corporation

Constantino Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga is the current Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, the second secretary of Zanu-PF political party and the former Minister of Defence . He is also the former Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) and also the former... Read More About Constantino Chiwenga

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2 comments

  1. Pfeeconomics Reply

    They acted so quickly because they get cold drinks in parliament.Health wise they will cross the border.

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