Govt scales up rural industrialisation

Permanent secretary in the ministry, Mavis Sibanda told Standardbusiness in an interview last week that rural industrialisation was a priority for the government.
By Tatira Zwinoira Jul. 16, 2023

PVOs Bill will restrict civic space

History has shown that peri-urban farming can produce maize which can last an average family several months.
By Amh Voices Feb. 16, 2023

New Perspectives: Reflection on budget blues

An exasperated Treasury boss had to trim the 2023 budget bids by a whopping two thirds to come up with a 2023 National Budget of just under US$4 billion.
By Tapiwa Nyandoro Jan. 13, 2023

New perspectives: Pro-poor lens review of budget

The lack of sufficient full, productive and decent jobs is complicating efforts to end poverty.
By Prosper Chitambara Dec. 2, 2022

Reduce borrowing, rationalise existing burden

After the fact, we note the positives in both addresses, but it seems that both fail to adequately satisfy the expectations of the poor, raising concerns for the coming year.
By Amh Voices Dec. 1, 2022

Ncube scraps REIT limits

Ncube announced that the types of investments to be allowed under REITs were shopping malls, halls of residence for tertiary institutions and hotels.
By Tatira Zwinoira Dec. 1, 2022

Govt seeks to increase private sector participation in agric sector

From the 2023 national budget, it was revealed that the country’s maize yields are generally below 1,5 tonnes per hectare, lower than neighbouring Zambia, Malawi and South Africa.
By Tatira Zwinoira Nov. 30, 2022

‘Govt likely to print money to fund deficit’

Total revenue collections are projected at $3,9 trillion (US$6,02 billion) for 2023.
By Tatira Zwinoira Nov. 28, 2022

Treasury Bonds to fund 90% of US$3,5bn debt to white farmers

The agreement, called the Global Compensation Deed, was entered into between the government and the Commercial Farmers Union of Zimbabwe, an exclusive union for white commercial farmers,
By Tatira Zwinoira Nov. 28, 2022