Gango 29 Sept 2016


This week we focus on the impending introduction of bond notes by the government, as people have indicated they will shun the notes
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What will it take to resolve the contradictions?

Once again, there seems to be stark contradictions to how the country can extricate itself from the seemingly worsening situation on the ground. Quite a number of contradictions are abound, and seemingly as well, as many different views of on how to react to arrest the further deterioration of the socio-economic crisis unfolding, which we can no longer ignore and pretend is not happening.

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Bond Notes scare grips the nation

We sent out a call for responses on people's thoughts on the introduction of Bond Note which is impending, we got some pretty interesting views that we thought we might want to share with you. You can read about these views in the article below, and do not forget to also tell us what you think about these Bond Notes, and most importantly, what can be done to first halt the economic meltdown currently bedeviling the country and also to show this government that we do not want their bond notes. You can do that in the comments section below the views here.

Panic, Shock and Abandon: Bond Notes and the State in Zim

What kind of change will the bond notes' introduction bring, if any? Will the majority of Zimbabweans benefit? Is this bond notes thing part of a bigger plan to help the country's economy? Will the situation be equal to or worse that the 2008 meltdown? Takura Zhangazha, a blogger from Harare, discusses the introduction of the bond notes in this blog post: Panic, Shock and Abandon: Bond Notes and the State in Zim
PODCAST: What do Zimbabweans think on the introduction of Bond Notes.
 As the country warms up to the disbursement of the first batch of bond notes on the market as recently announced by the Reserve Bank Governor, Dr. John Mangudya, Gango Weekly, took to the streets to gather people’s views and fears. A cross section of people interviewed has this to say….
Bond notes Podcast


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