Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa has said that the government has come up with a number of measures to cushion customers in the face of the soaring inflation.
She was speaking to Zimbabweans staying in the UK at the country’s London Embassy recently. The minister added:
Some of these companies seem to be trying to find ways of removing the government. On the eve of independence, we woke up to a new price of bread. This is despite that the President is preaching the message of engagement…he is saying let’s engage, we don’t want to effect price controls, since Zimbabwe is open for business we want the principles of demand and control to take root in our economy. The industry has been invited several times to the negotiation table so that problems are ironed out but it however decided to disregard that channel.
She added that the government was working towards disaggregating the Grain Marketing Board and redefining its functions. She also confirmed that the government has already allocated $70 million to the board for it to start selling the basic commodities.
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