A change of mentality is long overdue in Zim
EDITOR — Zimbabweans especially those who use social media should change their mentality towards government policies and support efforts for economic turnaround.
Instead of showing appreciation for the soon to be opened Pepsi bottling plants, the same people who were lamenting the absence of jobs are busy spewing vitriol towards the project. This raises questions on whether they are genuine in their concerns or they are trouble makers who are hiding behind the current situation to create confusion.
Truth is investors are risk averse and they look up on the internet as part of their research for any prospective destination for their money .These half cooked and ill advised articles some are crafting on Zimbabwe are a disservice to the men and women who are working flat out to try and attract Foreign Direct Investment. Our economy will surely be stuck in the same place if we all become pseudo-experts every time someone tries to make an effort to inject anything into the country.
These demonstrations are not helping anyone either, people are being taken for a ride by leaders of these so-called movements who would like to use the demonstrations as entry requirements to go study overseas for free. Evan Mawarire should have been an awakening element for the people; he used them to gain traction with the help of overzealous local and regional journalists who propel nonentities to prominence. Now that he managed to gain the attention of a gullible few he is on a “tour” across South Africa spreading lies about the state of affairs in the country. The ‘man of cloth’ is selling his country for a few sheets of Rands.
It seems like some people vowed to oppose the Government in anything they try to do. It is confusing how the biggest critics of the Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 are also the loudest advocates for job opportunities. How does it work that someone wants jobs to be created but does not want to support efforts put in place to create them. Basic economics highlights that it is difficult to maintain a localised Growth Domestic Product when the balance of payment is heavily in the negative.
We have people who are going out of their way to fight the implementation of the very same things they are asking for. Question is are they a confused bunch or malicious troublemakers? Either way the country needs progress, and all these theatrics people are showing are counterproductive. Cde Mazarura.