Letters: A sad Christmas present from a clueless Mthuli Ncube

This is the worst budget ever produced by a Finance minister since independence and the colonial era.
By Amh Voices Dec. 3, 2023

Editor Memo: 2024 Budget: Reduce tax burden

Zimbabweans are hoping it will not be like the 2023 national budget, which many said was anti-poor.
By Faith Zaba Nov. 10, 2023

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