RIP Cheque: Burying A Legacy

I received a very heart-wrenching SMS on my phone last week. They are going to stop the use of cheques for financial transactions at the end of the year. I was distraught.

I was inconsolable. For the millennials, a cheque book is a little book with printed cheques that are used as a sort of promissory note. When you feel too important to pay off your creditor, you take out a cheque leaf and write down the amount you owe them and off to the bank they would go.

I wanted to put on all manner of armour to confront whoever came up with such craziness. Banks are peopled with smart employees and when they come up with such decisions usually they will place a little footnote at the end that says something like ‘Do not reply to this number/email’. So basically you will be talking to phantoms if you try to reply.

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Routine child vaccination imperative

The recent Vaccination Day in Motokwe, orchestrated through collaborative efforts between UNICEF, USAID, BRCS, and the Ministry of Health, underscores a commendable stride towards fortifying child health services.The painful reality as reflected by the Ministry of Health's data regarding the decline in routine immunisation coverage since the onset of the pandemic, is a cause for concern.It underscores the urgent need to address the...

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