The Minister of Finance has an impossible task on Thursday this week when he brings his proposed budget for 2017 to the House of Assembly for debate and approval. To achieve fiscal and monetary stability and to get the economy back on its feet after four years of decline will need an exercise that would do Houdini credit. I am afraid that it will be beyond his abilities.
With no indications of poverty being alleviated in the Mwenezi district, the future of the education system and infrastructure in the district poses dim prospects for positive development. Mwenezi education infrastructure has remained unchanged over years. And the quality of education has declined and failed to meet even promises made after the attainment of independence.
Eunice Chadoka-King was born in 1957 and is the daughter of Weston Chadoka, a political activist who was imprisoned under Ian Smith’s Rhodesian regime. Taken captive whilst at school at 17, she was forced to fight in the Zimbabwean War of Liberation, suffering greatly in refugee camps before receiving political training and finally fighting in the jungle.