The illegitimate government intends to spend $US88 million in scarce foreign currency on the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) platform while the nation starves and the slow genocide in the nation’s hospitals is getting worse every day.
POLAD is a talk show of fringe politicians who agree with Mr Mnangagwa and the broke government will spend some US$88 million in allowances, accommodation and workshops on them.
Meanwhile, the crisis in the country’s health institutions is worsening every day and the government has to date fired 211 doctors for demanding a living wage and better working conditions.
In the hospitals, there are virtually no medicines and other consumables while only last week, the police violently quelled a peaceful protest march by the country’s civil servants who were demanding better wages and improved working conditions.
Morale among the country’s civil service has hit rock-bottom.
The odious $88 million budget for POLAD vindicates the position that we took from the onset. We argued as a matter of principle that there was no wisdom in joining a politically compromised process which was designed to co-opt the opposition.