I would like to applaud the President of Zimbabwe Mr Emmerson Mnangagwa by heeding our call to open up the economy.
Life had become unbearable for millions of families in Zimbabwe. As the informal sector and food markets prepare to open tomorrow, it is imperative for the vendors to ensure that they abide to covid-19 regulations.
We are all responsible for protecting each other and curbing the spread on covid19. The abolishment of letters for travelling locally or intercity is a welcome move, at least people can now trade easily to sustain livelihoods which were now under threat of abject poverty.
Lastly, we encourage the government of Zimbabwe to cushion informal traders with grants or small loans to resuscitate their business as they prepare for schools to open.
As the nation prepares for schools, colleges and universities to open, we implore government to ensure that no child, student or pupil will be sent back home for non-payment of school fees until citizens are financially stable considering the right lock down situation the country was facing.
LEAD PRESIDENT LINDA MASARIRA