(Last Updated on February 3, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – While they have been silent about the recent hikes in toll gate fees and fuel prices, the ruling Zanu-PF party has issued a statement saying it is concerned about the recent spike in the cost of basic commodities.
In a statement, the party’s spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo said the party was concerned about the recent spike while claiming that such developments had no economic grounding or basis.
“The revolutionary Zanu-PF party is concerned about the recent spike in the cost of goods and services particularly basic commodities. Such a development has no grounding in basic economics. It is merely a manifestation of greed in some of our business entities. Surely, this practice weighs in heavily on the poor and must be nipped in the bud. Certainly, the ordinary citizen needs protection,” read the statement from Moyo.
Moyo said in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, empathy should be practised in people’s daily interactions.
Recently, the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority [ZERA] announced a hike in fuel prices while just last week the road agency [ZINARA] announced an increase in toll gate fees.