UDC Statement On The Economic And Political Situation In Zimbabwe

Moeti Mohwasa
Moeti Mohwasa

UDC has been monitoring the deteriorating economic and political situation in Zimbabwe. It notes that the Zimbabwean economy remains very fragile and extremely difficult for ordinary people to make ends meet.

The lack of cash, shortage of food items and opportunities to earn a living for the majority of the population remains a very serious concern for UDC.  Clearly, the general elections in August 2018 have not brought much economic relief that the people of Zimbabwe had hoped for and have been yearning for in many years. 

The return of the ZANU PF to government has not brought much difference in terms of job creation, improved wages and improvement in business opportunities in the country.  This, for us at UDC has raised the key question of whether the same Party which has overseen the deteriorating economy for close to forty years and has done so through wrong policies, programmes and corruption acts, can realistically be expected to turn that same economy around. We do not believe this is possible. 

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