Without political reform; MDC’s 1 million new job promise will remain a pipe dream!
January 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
Employers’ Confederation Of Zimbabwe said 3 000 people lost their jobs in 2012, 4 432 in 2011 and 6 972 in 2010.
MDC produced its JUICE plan last month in which the party promised to created 1 million new jobs in the period 2013 to 2018 or 200 000 new jobs a year. So we have the same party that is a partner in this GNU and for the last five years it has created no new jobs instead the nation registered a net loss of 5 000 jobs a year. The plan is an election gimmick, MDC is seeking to full advantage of the suffering and despair to gunner votes when it has no intention of doing anything to create jobs because they are doing nothing to address the underlying causes.
Tsvangirai and his MDC friends have blamed Mugabe and Zanu PF intransigency for the GNU’s failure to stop rot, in particular Zanu PF’s continued land seizures and indigenisation drive. There is no doubt these short-sighted Zanu PF policies have done a great deal to frighten away the much needed foreign investment. What the people have to ask is why MDC has done nothing to stop this Zanu PF madness all these last five years?
What makes the JUICE plan a pipe dream is that MDC is effectively negotiating a new political dispensation in which Zanu PF will still exercise excessive power over all our lives. As long as there are no free and fair elections Mugabe and Zanu PF will continue to dictate what the nation can and cannot do.
If MDC is serious about changing anything then it must start by finally doing something to end Mugabe and Zanu PF’s dictatorial political powers. MDC has already compromised by endorsing this rubbish Copac draft constitution. Zimbabweans must reassert their basic right to free and fair elections by rejecting this Copac draft.