Zimbabweans tell Mthuli Ncube what they want in the 2019 budget


Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube today said he and his team are busy working on the 2019 budget which he is due to present on 22 November.

“We are very busy working on the 2019 Budget for #Zimbabwe and my team is going around the country to listen and consult with citizens and their parliamentary representatives,” he tweeted.

“What ideas and suggestions do you have for my team to address in the 2019 budget?”

He are the responses be got within the first five minutes:

Braveman: “hard cash US$  should be the currency, pay civil servants in US$  that you will change the outlook.”

Blessing: “remove that 2%…You are taking money from poor people..Do it the British way..Charge big companies and not an ordinary person!!!”

Franco Gumi: “reduce govnt expenditure period esp travelling in private jets.”

Chrissy Chardonnay: “How will people who had deposited USd be compensated now that you changed our Usd deposits into bonds and we being saving ?”

The dreamer: “Is Acie part of that team nhai makuruwani.”

Tawanda Mudyiwa: “minister i hope you and your team will remove the bond note.”

Swagged Entreprenuer: “Kindly dollarise the economy and everything will fall in place. Kana mari ichitenga for example hapana munhu anozomirira kutumwa kurima ma soya beans, wheat or roses to export iye achiziva kuti akazvi exporter anowana muripo unotenga. Of u cn nt bring us$, at least try rand first.”

Liberty Asher: “We should  sit and talk Baba.”

Noel Nyasha: “Compliance regulations around startups. Allow them to form, restructure and wind down at menial feels and levies.”

Sikhumbuzo Mate: “i suggest a reduction in excise duty for beer , to be in line with regional trends. i also suggest a scrapping of VAT on sanitary pads.”

Vincent mpamhadzi: “Just remove the punitive 2cents/dollar and cut travel expense by the government who hire private Swiss jets.”

Faniboy: “Remove the bond Minister.”

Divinefavour: “Problem is the ‘citizens’ are the few who do not feel the impact of 2% tax,they are also the ones with USD in their wardrobes ,they also have children all over the world ,they do not buy locally and their grandparents are living in low density surburbs .The rest are’nt ‘citizens’.”

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