Tag: Economic Downturn

Zimbabwe tobacco is booming, but farmers growing it are not

Zimbabwe tobacco is booming, but farmers growing it are not

Farmer Simon Kahari recently sold tobacco worth more than $6000 at an auction in Zimbabwe, a small fortune reflecting the golden leaf’s resurgence in this southern African country. Yet because of Zimbabwe’s dire economic problems he ended up sleeping in an auction house toilet that night, hungry and wondering if […]

Zim opposition, unions scoff at VP’s 2.2 million jobs claim – report

Zim opposition, unions scoff at VP’s 2.2 million jobs claim – report

Zimbabwean opposition parties have reportedly rubbished claims by Deputy President Emmerson Mnangagwa that the government had created more than 2.2 million jobs. According to the state-owned Chronicle newspaper, Mnangagwa said that the government had exceeded President Robert Mugabe’s 2013 election promise of creating 2 million jobs. On the sidelines of a […]

Work for free to save jobs, says Mudenda

Work for free to save jobs, says Mudenda

SPEAKER of Parliament Advocate Jacob Mudenda called on workers to work overtime and expect not to be paid extra remuneration. Mudenda said this would steer productivity and ensure companies remain afloat than for them to retrench workers because of low production. He was speaking on Friday at the Institute of […]