The Zimbabwe Cabinet met yesterday for the 11th post-cabinet press conference to deliberate on major developments in the country and notify the media of their plans for the nation.

Government to facilitate wheat production

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Minister,Monica Mutsvangwa as the chair of the cabinet gave a brief report on the cabinet’s deliberations. Mutsvangwa highlighted that the government is going to facilitate the production of wheat production so as to improve security in the country.

Doctors told to respect human life

Mutsvangwa also stated that cabinet has noted with concern the strike of doctors who have been on strike for about 10 days. This is due to poor working conditions and poor remuneration. Teachers are also marching from Mutare to protest for better conditions. “Respect the sanctity of human life,” doctors have been told.

Cabinet does not think giving salaries in forex is a wise move

“There is an issue of payment of salaries in$USD, naturally the cabinet does not feel that this is the way to go neither is it the correct way to think especially in an environment where the $USD is scarce,” said Jorum Gumbo Minister of Energy. While, the teachers are marching on foot from Mutare in a fight for salaries in forex, the cabinet has already stated their position on the issue.

NGOs warned against meddling in politics by Zim Government

Kazembe Kazembe issued a warning towards Non-profit making Organizations to keep in their lane and stop meddling in politics or else they run a risk of losing their registration certificates. According to Kazembe, these are non-profit making organizations and therefore they should be apolitical. He, however, refused to give names of these NGOs who have been meddling in politics. “Should the organizations continue with this behavior the government will not hesitate to withdraw their registration certificates.” Said Kazembe Kazembe.

Government spares $USD25 million for medication

The Cabinet has highlighted that the government has spared $25 Million for medication and that $2.5 million worth of medication is already in distribution. Gumbo added that there is going to be a consistent supply of medication.

Illegal fuel dealers to be arrested

“Cabinet, however, noted with concern that some unscrupulous individuals were purchasing and reselling fuel in jerry cans at extortionate prices in close proximity to fuel stations. This practice causes a high risk to the general public considering the inflammable nature of petroleum.”Said Mutsvangwa. She added that the fuel sold on the streets is usually contaminated and may damage vehicle engines. The arms of security have  been ordered to arrest these culprits so as to prevent possible loss of lives and destruction of property.

Cabinet assures the nation that there will be enough fuel

The Cabinet acknowledged that the fuel problems are still persisting but they highlighted that there is a gradual improvement as compared to last week’s situation. They have assured the nation that they will be adequate fuel supply during the coming festive season and that financial arrangements have been put in place to curb fuel shortages.

The Zimbabwe Cabinet met yesterday for the 11th post-cabinet press conference to deliberate on major developments in the country and notify the media of their plans for the nation.

Government to facilitate wheat production

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Minister,Monica Mutsvangwa as the chair of the cabinet gave a brief report on the cabinet’s deliberations. Mutsvangwa highlighted that the government is going to facilitate the production of wheat production so as to improve security in the country.

Doctors told to respect human life

Mutsvangwa also stated that cabinet has noted with concern the strike of doctors who have been on strike for about 10 days. This is due to poor working conditions and poor remuneration. Teachers are also marching from Mutare to protest for better conditions. “Respect the sanctity of human life,” doctors have been told.

Cabinet does not think giving salaries in forex is a wise move

“There is an issue of payment of salaries in$USD, naturally the cabinet does not feel that this is the way to go neither is it the correct way to think especially in an environment where the $USD is scarce,” said Jorum Gumbo Minister of Energy. While, the teachers are marching on foot from Mutare in a fight for salaries in forex, the cabinet has already stated their position on the issue.

NGOs warned against meddling in politics by Zim Government

Kazembe Kazembe issued a warning towards Non-profit making Organizations to keep in their lane and stop meddling in politics or else they run a risk of losing their registration certificates. According to Kazembe, these are non-profit making organizations and therefore they should be apolitical. He, however, refused to give names of these NGOs who have been meddling in politics. “Should the organizations continue with this behavior the government will not hesitate to withdraw their registration certificates.” Said Kazembe Kazembe.

Government spares $USD25 million for medication

The Cabinet has highlighted that the government has spared $25 Million for medication and that $2.5 million worth of medication is already in distribution. Gumbo added that there is going to be a consistent supply of medication.

Illegal fuel dealers to be arrested

“Cabinet, however, noted with concern that some unscrupulous individuals were purchasing and reselling fuel in jerry cans at extortionate prices in close proximity to fuel stations. This practice causes a high risk to the general public considering the inflammable nature of petroleum.”Said Mutsvangwa. She added that the fuel sold on the streets is usually contaminated and may damage vehicle engines. The arms of security have  been ordered to arrest these culprits so as to prevent possible loss of lives and destruction of property.

Cabinet assures the nation that there will be enough fuel

The Cabinet acknowledged that the fuel problems are still persisting but they highlighted that there is a gradual improvement as compared to last week’s situation. They have assured the nation that they will be adequate fuel supply during the coming festive season and that financial arrangements have been put in place to curb fuel shortages.