Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube says Zimbabweans still trust his ministry despite the current economic challenges the country is facing.
Ncube has failed to tame runaway inflation and the Zimbabwe dollar has continued losing value against other currencies which have seen a rise in the cost of living while salaries have remained low.
During a Question and Answer session in Parliament last week, Senator Elias Mudzuri asked Ncube if there is still trust considering the current hardships. In response, Ncube said:
The trust between the public and the Ministry there is very good trust between the public and the Ministry such that when I go around the country, I engage very well with citizens.
I have no problems engaging with any citizens. Citizens appreciate a lot of things that the government is doing and I have a long list of things; whether it is the quality of the roads, the quality of the dams and what we have done through the Pfumvudza/Intwasa program to empower our citizens.
All that is taxpayers’ money coming through Treasury or the Government. Certainly, I do not get a sense that there is mistrust.
There is a lot of trust. What the public does not trust imbavha idzi (the thieves) – that is the truth.
Really, the government is committed to making sure that we bring to book anyone who is malcontent as far as this challenge is concerned.