Masisi is right, we need food autarky

In his speech, on Tuesday, the President alluded to how COVID-19, has affected other sectors of the economy and our daily lives. Of the affected sectors, I have great sympathy for the entertainment and alcohol industries, and the abuse they have undergone at the hands of the COVID-19 Task Force.

I take comfort in that the latter will soon, have their day in court. I really lament that the failures of law enforcement, have been visited on innocent business owners, and their employees who have now surrendered their means, to the bootlegger.

There was something though that the President said which seems to have flown beneath the radar, namely how the virus and the challenges across the border, have exposed our capacity to take care of ourselves, as a country. For a fact, our dependency on our southerly neighbours has been a thorny issue for as long as I can remember.

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