Govt should prioritise funding of social services

By newsday

NOW that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s new, leaner Cabinet has been sworn-in, Zimbabweans eagerly expect the team and the 350 policymakers to hit the ground running, with the 2018 National Budget statement, which is due tomorrow, being their first port of call.

Distribution of the national cake has always been a contentious issue for many years, as social services such as developmental and infrastructural needs of the economy have always been neglected in pursuit of consumptive expenditure.
One key area, which has largely remained underfunded, is the health sector.

Although the Constitution recognises equal access to health as a basic human right, that right …read more

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