Prominent economist and former MDC legislator for Bulawayo South, Eddie Cross has urged the government to do things differently in 2020.
Cross who supported President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ascendancy to power in 2017 claims that the government failed in many respects and it cannot continue doing things the same way. He said:
If there is one thing our leadership has to understand as we approach Christmas this year, it is that in 2020, we cannot continue to do things the way they have been done in the past decade. We go out of 2019 with so many areas of failure in terms of policy and activity that it is difficult to pick them out and deal with them one by one.
He observed that there were acute shortages in fuel, power, and food basics causing the government to lose control of price and distribution, hence inflation.
Cross also said that the government needs to guarantee property rights saying that they are essential for the growth of the economy.
He also emphasised the need to have a national vision, strategy on how to manage local authorities, adopt policies that recognise the value of the foreign exchange and the need to have up and running education and health sectors.
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