LIVE: Mthuli Ncube's Mid-term fiscal review

By Staff reporter | 01 Aug 2019 at 14:51hrs
Mthuli Ncube
FINANCE minister Mthuli Ncube is now presenting his mid-term fiscal review statement and supplementary budget.

Early this week, veteran economist John Robertson urged Ncube to address a plethora of economic problems when he faces the nation this afternoon.

The respected economist said the Finance minister must look ahead in his presentation, placing particular emphasis on agriculture.

Zimbabwe is facing a downturn in economic fortunes with inflation zooming to 175,66 percent in June. Prices of basic goods and services have since gone up beyond the reach of many.

The country is also faced with possible hunger after a severe drought, with the country needing to import at least 800 000 metric tonnes of maize to avert hunger and starvation.



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