GNU, Dialogue Not the Panacea To Zim’s Woes:Busha
9 November 2020

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa| The 2018 presidential hopeful,FreeZim Congress leader Joseph Makamba Busha has castigated the idea of a Government of National Unity(GNU) and dialogue saying it was bordered on self-aggrandisement at the expense of the general citizenry.

The businessman-cum-politician was addressing the media after his party’s policy conference when he accused   his political peers of pushing the dialogue and GNU agenda  for personal gains.

“I have always been consistently saying I don’t believe in the idea of having a dialogue,GNU or any transitional authority because most of the proponents are strategically locating themselves for positions and access to wealth.

“Its a personal agenda at the expense of the majority who are starving,”the FreeZim Congress said.

His remarks comes at a time when rumours are rife that the Zanu PF government is working on another GNU with the MDC-T led by Khupe who has since assumed the role of the leader of opposition in parliament.

Meanwhile ,FreeZim Congress is already preparing for the 2023 elections and is determined to fare better this time since in 2018 elections they came third.

In its deliberations the party affirmed its value of preaching peace as a way to deal with the deep polarisation currently bedevilling this country.

A free, open, and united society is  ideal for peace and advancement of mankind,”the FreeZim President said.

He also added that the party views the knowledge economy as crucial for economic growth .The knowledge economy (or the knowledge-based economy)is an economic system in which the production of goods and services is based principally on knowledge-intensive activities that contribute to a rapid pace of advancement in technical and scientific innovation as well as accelerated obsolescence.

The party also spoke about reducing the 10 administrative provinces by half .

“Once enacted into office we intent to reduce the 10 provinces we currently have to only 5 because we believe there are too many and it will go a long way in reducing government expenditure,”explained Busha.

An internationally-acclaimed   business consultant Mr Simon Kayereka who was a guest at the conference advised the party to extensively mobilise the young voters for the 2023 elections.

“Politics is a game of numbers and the youth constitute  60% of the population so if you want a fair chance of winning the elections there is the need to reach out and entice this demography,” urged Kayereka.

The policy conference was attended by the party’s delegates from across the 10 provinces.