Militarization of Agriculture Failing

Over a month ago, I highlighted the fact that the army had taken over agriculture in Zimbabwe. Apparently Joice Mujuru, the vice president, went to check up on the project on our behalf and was infuriated with what she saw. Zimonline has the report illustrating yet another ZANU-PF failure.

This is the Zimbabwean story not being told or heard in the outside world. Evidence is mounting galore for ZANU-PF’s abundant failures: in the economy (inflation, unemployment, GDP decline); education (unmotivated staff, unaffordable fees, insufficient supplies); health (nurse/doctor shortage, hospital/clinic closures, denial of service due government debt by critical suppliers viz a viz pharmaceutical firms); and in politics (corruption, lost election).

The list is endless but we cannot talk about it within the country. It’s all an open secret, but there is such a pervasive fear among the people of the dreaded CIO (Central Intelligence Organization) that no one wants to talk about the reality of life. That fear has become the basis of ZANU-PF’s endurance.

Don’t for one moment assume that we are passive or ignorant about our situation. Until you’ve been on the ground in Zimbabwe and have seen it first hand, I dare anyone to challenge our fear. There is so much paranioea in government.

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Excellent, intelligent blog. We’re linking to it from the front page today (I’m the editor of the Council on Foreign Relations website).
MM

Thanks for the comment and helping tell the story.

Kramer auto Pingback[…] Militarization of Agriculture Failing Over a month ago, I highlighted the fact that the army had taken over agriculture in Zimbabwe. Apparently Joice Mujuru, the vice president, went to check up on the project on our behalf and was infuriated with what she saw. Zimonline has the report illustrating yet another ZANU-PF failure.This is the Zimbabwean story not being told or heard in the outside world. Evidence is mounting galore for ZANU-PF’s abundant failures: in the economy (inflation, unemployment, GDP decline); education (unmotivated staff, unaffordable fees, insufficient supplies); health (nurse/doctor shortage, hospital/clinic closures, denial of service due government debt by critical suppliers viz a viz pharmaceutical firms); and in politics (corruption, lost election). The list is endless but we cannot talk about it within the country. It’s all an open secret, but there is such a pervasive fear among the people of the dreaded CIO (Central Intelligence Organization) that no one wants to talk about the reality of life. That fear has become the basis of ZANU-PF’s endurance. (more…)Technorati Tags: Zimbabwe, Famine, Fear, Oppression, Violence, Human Rights […]



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