(Last Updated on April 7, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Independent Norton member of parliament Temba Mliswa has blasted the government for being out of touch with the realities of ordinary citizens.
In a series of tweets on his handle, Mliswa questioned the continued price increase of basic goods without matching salary reviews for civil servants.
“If the cost of school fees, fuel, basic commodities etc are being increased and prices are being pegged against the parallel and not auction bank rate, how do teachers and other civil servants survive if their increment doesn’t match?
“We’re experiencing a facade that the auction-rate is the prevailing rate being applied to goods and services when in fact it is not. It’s important for leaders to go on the ground and see what’s happening.
“Currently our leaders are functioning at air level, which in practice may work but not applicable practically. Until our leaders come to ground level, can we say we have leaders who understand people’s needs and what they’re going through,” Mliswa said.
He also urged citizens to petition their legislators and ensure that they are representing the electorate.