Opposition lambasts ‘daydreaming’ Mushohwe

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INFORMATION minister Chris Mushohwe’s claims that the digitisation programme will create four million jobs and generate $1 billion in annual revenue have been rubbished as “voodoo” economics by a tired regime.

BY PAIDAMOYO MUZULU

Mushohwe made the remarks this week, when briefing media stakeholders about the digitisation project that will see the country have 12 digital television stations, when completed.

He said the development would create a boon for content creators and broadcasters.

The opposition see this as another economic hallucination like the elusive 2,2 million jobs promised in the Zanu PF 2013 election manifesto.

MDC-T spokesman, Obert Gutu, said: “He (Mushohwe) needs help. He knows this won’t happen.”

People’s Democratic Party spokesman, Jacob Mafume, said: “It’s voodoo economics. No matter how many witchdoctors they visit, that will not happen with this government. They are losing jobs rather than making them.”

“Maybe he (Mushohwe) does not know the full effect of digitisation. As a government, they have failed to create two million jobs and then to think his department will create four million jobs through that process is beyond dreaming.”

The Welshman Ncube-led MDC spokesman, Kurauone Chihwayi, also weighed in, saying the minister should stop being “generous in his assumptions”.

“One does not need five Ordinary Level subjects, including mathematics and English, to dismiss the claims as rubbish,” he said.

Chihwayi said the government should concentrate on things that it could control such as runaway corruption, which is now rife across all sectors of the economy.

“The regime should resuscitate the dead key sectors of the economy and arrest corruption. The minister is clueless and too dull to justify his stay in office after failing to open local industry,” he said.

Zimbabwe missed the International Telecommunications Union June 2015 digitisation deadline.

The country started with border areas so that signals from Zimbabwe do not stray into neighbouring countries. People will need set-top boxes to access the digital signals.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Me believe which ever institution that gave this buffon a PhD must be investigated for selling degrees. For Mushowe needs not compete with the mental ill he is truly the word itself. $1b from TV channels when ZTV fails to make $1m in year is a tale of Alice in Wonderland. 4m jobs that one is laughable if not tragic

  2. what would you expect from people who thought refined diesel could ooze from a rock.thus explains the current economic state that country is in.it is not only corruption but plain incompetence as well.only the gullible would vote in such people unless they are bewitched.but you also have people like charamba pretending to be learned writing big words in the herald newspaper yet stiffling economic development by blocking kwese tv.

  3. True, that minister is hallucinating. As we are heading towards elections, we are gonna hear lots and lots of these hallucinations.
    The less educated and those in remote rural areas will clap hands and ululate upon hearing these hallucinations.
    Zviroto zviroto ngazviperere muma blankets.
    SUEÑOS SON SUEÑOS Y DEBE FIN EN MANTAS.

  4. When you have a “cabinet” stuffed with crooks, fraudsters and criminals what do you expect. If a person is a criminal it doesn’t matter how “educated” they are.
    The same bankrupt govt has promised its morons (who cannot add or subtract) 500 000 houses in 18 months. This translates to over 25 000 houses per month or over 925 houses to be built per day. I repeat, only morons and idiots support this party.

  5. Kkkkkkk mushowe wandishamisa kwazvo,kana kunyara zvako ah wakaoma wena,ndosaka wakatadza kuita concur na Malema pakutaura kwake

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