(Last Updated on March 5, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube said the government has enough resources to vaccinate 60% of the population to achieve herd immunity.
“The vaccine will be free for all Zimbabweans. We have got our own resources to the tune of $8,3 billion which is the US$100 million. The resources are there and will be spent as we go along. We also have donations coming in. The private sector has also pledged to play its part,” said Ncube
“Part of the money is from savings from the 2020 National Budget. Right now we are already showing indication of a surplus of US$50 million for 2020 Budget although an audit is still underway,” he added.
Zimbabwe has already rolled out it’s vaccination programme with the first phase targeting frontline health workers after receiving a donation of 200 000 doses from China.
The country is also set to benefit from other sources including the COVAX scheme while other countries have also pledged to donate more doses.