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Jurisdictional Boundaries for Your Assignment

The exercise of every king’s authority is limited by the boundaries of his jurisdiction. As a priestly king you can only exercise your regal authority within certain boundaries that are prescribed by your life assignment and purpose.

Paul speaks to this in 2 Cor 10:13-15. “But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God has distributed to us, a measure to reach even to you. For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not to you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ: Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men’s labours…”

There are boundary lines that govern the scope of operation of every ministry gift. Paul speaks here of a definite region within which he had the right to operate legitimately. It is his jurisdiction. Can I propose that there are jurisdictional borders that govern your assignment? There are boundaries or limits that God assigns to your domain of influence and field of assignment. I am fully persuaded that God not only calls people to the ministry, but also specifies boundary lines that define their callings.  I have seen ministers or business people leave places where they were thriving and then go elsewhere and bomb out. God expects us to stay within the boundaries of our assignments and get the job done!

The measuring line that defines the jurisdiction of a priestly king’s activity is the commission God has given. The boundaries of your jurisdiction are determined by what God has called you to do. Your authority never goes beyond the boundaries of your God-given commission. Our sphere of influence is determined by the limits God has assigned to us. It is vitally important for priestly kings to know that they have a jurisdiction and to know what their jurisdiction is.

In the next few daily posts, we will consider a question a day that may help you zoom into an understanding of the boundaries of your calling and purpose.

Church Is Cultural Hermit

The church has become a cultural hermit. While we were staying in Thessalonica, Greece we visited the beautiful monasteries of Meteora. They are simply stunning. I was however stunned by another fact: they were nearly inaccessible to society at large. Take a closer look at the beautiful photograph of one the monasteries below. In the photograph one sees the silhouette of the local village. The monks climbed up 300-550m limestone formations to build the monasteries and stay there, divorced from the community. I assume they were trying to concentrate on worshipping God and giving themselves to seclusion to avoid being tempted by the world. They were avoiding the world when Jesus asked them to engage the world. To them the world was evil and should be shunned.Screen Shot 2018-09-03 at 12.54.35 PM

Meteora is a beautiful but sad metaphor of the Church. It is so difficult to ascend that monastery. It is nearly inaccessible. The monks separated and isolated themselves from the world so that they would not be corrupted by the world. The church is still doing that. We get into our monasteries called the church and avoid any meaningful contact with the world. We have become cultural hermits. Just like the monks retreated from the world and huddled in monasteries, the Church has similarly retreated into its own cultural monastery of Christian schools, villages, hospitals etc.

The salt has been removed from contact with the society that it should salt. Are we not the salt of the earth? Salt requires contact with society to have its effect.

The Church has withdrawn its influence from the culture and society that needs it most. As the Church disengaged the world, it left a vacuum for the devil to fill through secular humanism, Islam, New Age and other vain philosophies authored in Hell. Priestly king I plead with you: Get out of your monastery! Don’t disengage the world and society. Engage them in the name of the Lord and for kingdom purposes!

Impact of Worldviews on Nation Disciplers

A worldview is a philosophy, ideology or religion that provides an overarching approach to understanding and interpreting God and the world. It is a deeply ingrained organizing principle to life and culture that makes up the total set of beliefs, assumptions (or presuppositions) and ideas that we hold (consciously or unconsciously) and comprise the mindset of an individual that provides an overarching approach to determining how they view and interpret reality or the whole world. The ideas (assumptions) which make up a worldview reach into every area of life: Theology, Celebration & Communication, Education, Law & Government, Finance, Business & Economics, and Family.) Put simply a worldview is a framework by which we make sense of the world. It literally forms who we are.

A worldview is therefore a framework through which we view the world, our calling and future in it. This need not be fully articulated. It may be so internalized that it is largely unquestioned. It may not be explicitly developed into a systematic conception of life and it may not be theoretically deepened into a philosophy. Nevertheless, this framework is a channel for the ultimate beliefs which give direction and meaning to life.

A worldview is a commitment, a fundamental orientation of the heart, that can be expressed as a story or in a set of presuppositions (assumptions which may be true, partially true or entirely false) that we hold (consciously or subconsciously, consistently or inconsistently) about the basic constitution of reality, and that provides the foundation on which we live and move and have our being.

The term worldview comes from the German Weltanschauung, meaning a view or perspective on the world or universe that describes one’s total outlook, including beliefs and assumptions about reality, human nature, and the meaning and nature of life itself. In the largest sense, we all have an interpretative lens or filter we use to understand our reality and existence, and this lens develops over time.

Put simply then: Worldview is therefore the overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world. It is a frame of reference where the color of the lenses determines how one sees the world and makes decisions in life. Your worldview matters.

Research has demonstrated that a person’s behavior is consistent with her worldview. Your worldview reflects your basic belief system concerning all of life. It establishes your value system: what is important to you. Your worldview and value system are publicly displayed by your behavior. Behavior, then, is the outward display of your worldview. Put differently your behavior is the consequence/result of your worldview. This explains the paradox of the Christian business executive who behaves contrary to his faith.

So the worldview that the Christian brother is using as an organizing principle of his business activities is not a biblical one but one shaped by a non-kingdom culture. One’s worldview determines how the events and circumstances of life will be understood, accepted and acted upon.

Christians who have a Biblical worldview by which they make sense of the world according to God’s standards as set down in the Bible are more effective in discipling nations. The greater challenge is that because the Church has not taken its role in defining and shaping the biblical worldview seriously, we have many believers who love God but have been discipled by the wrong Faith and accepted the wrong worldview. Consequently although they are believers in Christ, their worldview and guiding philosophies work contrary to the Kingdom agenda. This partly explains why some believers will actively support and promote ideas and actor sin life who are patently against the biblical model of community and national discipleship.

Priestly King, consider and intentionally review the worldview that is driving your life!

(Extract from Tabernacle of David: The Key to Discipling Communities and Nations)

Prayer Ideas for Priestly Kings

As nations pass through various stages during the complex journey to destiny, many believers ask how they should pray effectively for their nations. Here are some thoughts and directions that may be helpful:

  1. We should join Caleb and pray: Give me this mountain! Pray that God opens your eyes to your Mountain of influence. That He may deploy you into the relevant sphere of calling where your influence can help advance the Kingdom agenda.
  2. Pray for people who are in places of influence in these mountains that they are: either converted and discipled to use their influence for the Kingdom OR that God may use them as Cyruses to propel His agenda. NB King Cyrus was not a believer but God used him powerful to advance the agenda of God for Israel. See Isaiah 45:1-5
  3. Pray for priestly kings with a Kingdom mindset to occupy positions of influence in these Mountains. Pray that these be people of conviction. Not vacillators and opportunists who change depending on what they can get form the powers that be. They must then demonstrate Kingdom power and unashamedly attribute it to God. E.g. Daniel, Joseph
  4. Pray for Christians in positions of influence that they may boldly represent the Kingdom agenda, take uncompromising stand on Kingdom issues and use their influence to serve the Kingdom and people. Pray their protection from the corrupting influence of demonic powers.
  5. Pray for God to raise people up the mountains of influence who have a biblical worldview and who have the capacity to capture the mountain and implement Godly worldviews on those mountains.
  6. Pray against ungodly worldviews and their proponents that they do not hold sway in key spheres of influence in the nation.

Kingly Intercession for Zimbabwe

When Jesus hung on the cross He was both a priest and a king. In redemption at the Cross, a) Jesus stood before the Father as a High Priest to reconcile us to God as the only mediator (intercessor), and b) at the Cross Jesus stood as a go-between Satan and man, thus exercising his Kingly authority to break Satan’s hold over humanity. Intercession has both a priestly and kingly function! It operates at the Tabernacle of David under the order of Melchizedek.

On the same cross He fulfilled two functions. As a high priest He met with God and reconciled us with God.  That was his priestly function.  As a King He broke the power of the devil. That was His kingly function. On the cross He made it possible for man to meet God. That’s the function of a priest. On the same Cross He also made it impossible for the devil  to meet man. That was the kingly function. Hallelujah!

The Cross was was His Work of Intercession. Jesus’ prayers of intercession are always and only an extension of His work of Intercession. Similarly our prayers of intercession are always and only an extension of His work of Intercession. Our intercession has both a priestly and kingly function!

As intercessors, we need to engage the community in intercessory work, representing the kingdom where we are. That’s why we should not disengage from business, politics, and from the things that affect society.  I can intercede through prayer. I can intercede through the things I do. David would intercede in the battlefield as he waged war for our God and then he could also intercede in prayer. So intercession requires both prayer and work.

My prayers of intercession release His finished work of intercession. His work empowers my prayers, while my prayers release His work.  In intercession I meet with God to effect a meeting [that He may meet someone at their point of need (priestly function)] BUT I also meet the Enemy to forbid him from meeting a certain person (Kingly function).

So in intercession as a priest I plead with God that He may meet somebody. In other words I am scheduling an appointment for God to meet somebody. You see intercessors are appointment schedulers. Our job as priests is to set appointments for people to meet God. When I pray for those in authority I am setting an appointment for God to meet the leaders of our nation. As intercessors we stand to schedule appointments. That’s our priestly function. Is this making sense? So when I am interceding I am saying “Lord will you meet my friend.” So we are setting up appointments.

But as a king in intercession I go to war. I meet the enemy so that I cancel a meeting that he had scheduled to meet somebody. Satan is in the business of arranging to meet people so that he can steal from them, destroy them, and even so he could kill them. But when I stand in kingly intercession I take authority over the devil and cancel his appointment with the person he wanted to destroy. I declare, “Devil I’m meeting you as a king and I’m cancelling your appointment with the nation of Zimbabwe. You can’t meet Zimbabwe. I have cancelled your appointment.” When I am praying in intercession I am cancelling appointments that the devil had scheduled to meet people and destroy them. Hallelujah!

We, through prayers of intercession, meet the powers of darkness, to enforce the victory Christ accomplished when He met them in His work of intercession on the Cross. In that sense we place His enemies under His feet.

Today let us schedule appointments for God to meet Zimbabwe (or your nation). Similarly lets cancel appointments that Satan had for Zimbabwe (or your nation)!

Declarative Prayer: “Lord God, as a priestly King, I call upon you today concerning the Constitutional Court sitting today. I ask you as the Ultimate Judge who is omniscient and knows the full facts to weigh into this matter and superitend over the deliberations. We are confused as to what is true and factual about the electoral results, so we ask you to cause the actual results to be placed on the table and be the basis of a declaration of the winner. Lord we ask that you frustrate the token of liers and expose any legal argument from either side that is based on untruth. Let the truth be revealed so that justice is meted out based on truth. We declare that the Scepter of your Kingdom is the sceptre of Justice and truth. We release that sceptre into the Courtroom today. You are the one who makes a decision in heaven and cause the earthly courts to submit to your decision. It is God who appoints kings and national leaders. We ask you to use this court process to assert your will and purpose for Zimbabwe. Lord God we schedule an appointment for you to meet Zimbabwe during this process. We cancel every appointment that had been scheduled by the Satan to destroy the future of this nation. We cancel every appointment of the enemy to cause mayhem, bloodshed and violence. We command all national institutions to recognise and obey the verdict of Heaven. We issue a restraining order on any and every national institution and instruct them to obey and uphold the decision of heaven! We declare this in Jesus name. Amen”

Source of this concept from Dutch Sheets’ book, “Intercession”. This post is extracted from my recent book which you can download from this link below:

Tabernacle of David pdf

Lessons from a Coloniser: Cecil John Rhodes

Lessons from A Coloniser: Cecil John Rhodes

This past week I was in Cape Town South Africa on a ministry assignment. A colleague took me to the Rhodes Monument.

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Inspired and challenged by what I saw I decided to take a closer look at the life of Cecil John Rhodes in view of the impact he has had on Zimbabwe and South Africa. I found the following series of 8 documentaries (each about an hour long) on his life done by the BBC on YouTube:– Rhodes: The Life and Legend of Cecil Rhodes. From this intense series I draw some lessons (both positive and negative) for Zimbabwe and our people in general.

  1. The life of Rhodes demonstrates the power of vision and the focus to work towards the realization of that vision. His vision of Cape to Cairo was compelling and it drew many people towards it. It is critical whether as a nation or as individuals that we realize that while vision is necessary it is useless unless there is a concerted effort and energy expended in a focused way towards the fulfillment of that dream. Execution is critical to the fulfillment of the dream. I am surprised at how little as a nation we do towards execution of the national vision. We talk more and do less about ZIMASSET and many other economic blueprints. It is time to put our energy where our mouth is and work the blueprints.
  2. To finance his dream Rhodes had to work through lots of partnerships and Joint Ventures. It became clear to me that financing a vision requires joint-effort and being open to work together with people who share the vision.
  3. In a desperate bid to fulfil his dream Rhodes bribed effortlessly various people within the British government to get what he wanted. This was way back in 1880s-1890s. The lesson I learnt was that unlike what people think corruption and bribery did not originate in Africa but was introduced to Africa. If it is not local then it should be easy for us to get rid of it. I am surprised at our passionate dislike of colonialism but our desperate holding onto some of the things which came through colonialism like corruption. I am tempted to think that corruption and bribery was introduced into independent Zimbabwe by others. So part of the national economic liberation should include a concerted effort to fight corruption and bribery.
  4. For Rhodes’ dream to come to pass he used his friend Dr Jameson to pretend to treat Lobengula of gout by addicting him to morphine so as to compromise him. Here is a telling story that Lobengula tells Dr Jameson while being injected with morphine. A crocodile opens its mouth and lies still while flies play around its tongue. It remains motionless while its sets the trap for the unsuspecting flies. At a moment when the fly least expects it, the crocodile snaps its mouth shut and the fly becomes food. Lobengula then states that he has this suspicion that the White man is the crocodile which is laying a trap for the unsuspecting Ndebele. The lesson I learnt was that in politics and in business not everyone who comes as a friend is well meaning. Beware of Dr Jamesons in your life. The trained healers who turn killers!
  5. The birth of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) was based on greed and lawless dispossession of the natives in pursuit of Rhodes’ dream. I have often wondered whether that spirit of greed that dispossesses the weak and vulnerable has really been exorcised from the national conscience. The level at which some leaders will cover their greed with the cloak of righteousness while they dispossess the innocent seems to indicate that spiritually this issue has to be dealt with if we as a nation are to make progress.
  6. From the documentary it is clear that Rhodes viewed the mineral wealth of Zimbabwe as being able to finance his dream of Cape to Cairo in an expansion of the Empire. Another documentary on the Great Zimbabwe that I saw alluded to the fact that the Great Zimbabwe was really a commercial capital whose primary purpose was to fund the expansion of the Empire. I then wonder whether its incidental that the greatest challenge on Zimbabwe is a constraining of its economy. Could this be an indication of the devil fighting the divine destiny of Zimbabwe as a Kingdom-financing nation?
  7. Rhodes was passionate about possessing land. I realized that land is a powerful store of wealth. It is important to own real estate. Whoever controls land controls the economy. Who controls your own economy?

Thinking About Housing Backlog in Zimbabwe

One day I drove through a part of Glen View in Harare late at night and was shocked at the number of people walking around that late. The streets were full at a time when I expected people to be sleeping. On discussion with a colleague he suggested that it could be due to overcrowding people may take turns to sleep as there may be more people that room available in the house. Whether this explanation is true or not I cannot tell. However it does raise the issue of the housing deficit which according to ZIMMASSET is about 1.5 -2 million in Zimbabwe.

The expansion of the larger cities has resulted in substandard housing conditions, overcrowding of households, inadequate and unreliable infrastructure and services. Consequently, the inadequacy and substandard nature of urban housing has spawned squatter or informal and illegal settlements, illegal backyard structures, unauthorized extensions, slums and backyard shacks.

While thinking about this I remembered that years ago before Independence and shortly after independence the local authorities used to be responsible for providing housing for the people. They either  built houses which people on the waiting list would be given on a rent to buy basis or soemtimesd would buy outright. Some units and falts were developed for rental. This made sure there was revenue coming to the City Council through rentals and house sales. The other benefit was that since they were delivered by the local government the cost of house acquisition was both cheaper and affordable to the low end. That is how lots of floor level factory workers owned houses in Mabvuku Tafara etc. I remember that at that time it was mostly those of foreign origin (read Malawi) who went onto the housing list because unwise Shona  professionals (then teachers and nurses) would laugh at them saying they are the ones who should apply for housing schemes as they had no rural homes. I wonder who is laughing last since rural homes have no meaningful asset value.

Unfortunately the city councils have now resorted to developing land and selling it to land barons, land developers etc who further process and then sell houses or stands to individuals. This convoluted process with too many middle men is causing an escalation of housing costs in Zimbabwe. I am wondering why in the first place that ZIMASSET does not seek to restore the housing responsibility to government both local and central. What happened to the Ministry of Public Construction and National Housing? Obviously government alone cannot provide housing but it definitely should do more than sell land. Strategies should be sought to empower local government through municipality into housing delivery. They should not renege on this important social service. While there is room for private developers and questionably for land barons the primary responsibility for housing should lie with government. This makes them affordable. As long as the private sector is the primary provider of low cost housing we will have a backlog and secondly the costs of housing units will be unaffordable. An example is a recent news article last week which explained that Old Mutual in partnership with municipalities has developed/ is developing about 15000 units but managed only to sell about 400 units. What explains this slow uptake is the costs of funding from CABS which is too high for these units. I understand from that article that a deposit of about $8000 is required plus a significant monthly payment above the average wage earner in Zimbabwe.

Without socially responsible municipal housing schemes most of the municipal housing lists are useless. I maybe dreaming. But a day when this will be possible this allowing for affordable houses again. But then there is no harm dreaming about any of the ZIMASSET goals. Since we do not have the money for any of eth goals anyway why not dream of a possibility of raising enough money to have housing provided by government.

In most countries private construction companies are growing because they tender to build houses for the local government schemes. The major driver of both construction industry and industry in general is significant government projects. Our government should begin to make plans along these lines as well. It helps boost the economy as well as the well being of the nation. The downstream industries will also be revived as government works on this.

In this blog I posit that it is possible and should be expected for government to play a  role in housing delivery as a direct player if we are serious about reducing the housing backlog and push forward the MDG on housing. What do you think?

Challenges to Improving Zim Economy – Afrophobia and ZIMASSET

We the people of Zimbabwe are responsible for the success or failure of the Zimbabwean economy. Whether the policy framework is ZIMASSET or JUICE does not really matter. I will focus on ZIMASSET in this posting because it is the current national framework.
In my view the battle for the resuscitation of our economy is dependent on a change of our mindsets. We declare things publicly but do the opposite in real life. Let me demonstrate what I mean.
There has been considerable debate of late in social media and the streets after the wedding of the President’s daughter. Here is the gist of it: We espouse indigenisation but we had white South Africans and some say Singaporeans being the main service providers. Are there no local caterers or wedding planners? Or are we saying that local planners are not good enough for a Presidential wedding? What happened to indigenisation? This is the gist of the debate in social media circles.
But wait a minute: it touches us in different ways. For example leading politicians in cabinet and the opposition would not consider being hospitalised in public or even local private hospitals. Anywhere else in the world it would be viewed as a sign of disloyalty and lack of patriotism if a senior public figure was not treated in the premier government hospital. Recently honourable members of parliament almost chewed the former Minister of Finance for suggesting that they buy locally assembled vehicles. They preferred second hand Jap cars to brand new Willowvale assembled vehicles. In Europe or the USA if the President and/or Prime Minister was to be driven in a vehicle that is not a locally assembled it would be a scandal that could result in his/her resignation. But not in Africa. We do not support local industries. We actually prefer foreign products to local ones. They view this as a vote of no confidence in local economy and local products. The question we ask is: are our leaders leading by example in consuming and preferring local product? As a people we generally prefer imported products to local products even if the local products in some cases are of better quality.
I could not understand the problem until I read Rev Andrew Wutawunashe’s book, Dear Africa. In it he argues that in Africa we have a problem of being Afrophobic. We hate and despise our Africanness. I would rather be served by a Caucasian person than by an African person. A simple example is that when driving one can easily pass many African (read black) people waiving down for lifts and one would easily pass them by. However if there is one Caucasian person on the road its easy to have sympathy and stop to pick him/her up.

Those of African descent who fly a lot will be aware of the challenges that accompany being African. At every immigration control point around the world one is treated with suspicion even if served by another African person. Worse after passing through what one could consider racially conditioned European immigration ports of entry, imagine the shock when one enters an African country and they are treated even worse by fellow Africans. That is the definition of Afrophobia according to Rev Wutawunashe. A Nigerian brother supports this thesis who wrote Capitalist Niger.
Until we are proud of ourselves and our potential contribution, Africa will remain backward. A non-African consultant would be preferred in Africa even when there are more eminently qualified Africans.
When I was in University in Europe almost every professor had authored a book on his subject with local relevance. The question is how many of our own Professors have authored any book in their subject area which is used in their faculty. We seem to prefer non-local textbooks for our Universities. Or is it that our academics are too lazy to publish?

This kind of thinking is also evident when one surveys the many opinion shapers on economic matters. No one asks whose interest is the commentator serving? For example in most cases when government consults on economic policies they consult captains of multinational companies who are obviously going to tow the line of their HQ? Who speaks for the interest of locals and is heard? Do we ever stop to ask about the vested interests of various commentators? Can we speak boldly in the interest of the local economy without being branded political in one way or another? Part of being Afrophobic means that even successful local entrepreneurs or companies begin to speak in the interests of non- locals. Who is raising concerns about foreign control of the economy whether the foreigners are from the West or East? If we are not careful we will end up being a colony again despite our loud protestations to the contrary.

Let us view with pride our own contribution and respect the contribution of locals. It appears to me that black Zimbabweans are making more meaningful contribution in other countries with minimal interest in their own country? I know an inventor who approached the Zimbabwe government with the concept of solar powered street robots to reduce the electricity consumption. He did two samples in Harare but when the government then wanted to roll this system out it gave the contract to a company based in India. Now they are unable to service the non-working robots as it would be expensive to bring the Indian company over. And yet the brother who sold the concept is revered in the world for this kind of technology. We do not respect our own. I am sure there are many similar stories.
Many other nationalities will proudly invest in their motherland irrespective of where they currently stay in the Diaspora. Of course this also depends on the support from their government. We seem to have a problem supporting our own sons and daughters in the Diaspora when they come to reinvest in the national economy. What incentives are we giving them for them to be proud to be associated with the rebuilding of the Nation.

I believe we need all hands on deck both those who stayed and those who left should be encouraged to invest in the redevelopment of the Nation. Its time that we all move away from Afrophobia and begin to develop the nation according to the ZIMASSET. Unless we engage our available skills we will not succeed. Just thinking aloud!

Zimbabwe Amazes Me

I have just been thinking on how to make ZIMASSET work without support from the international western markets seeing that our political leadership seems to be throwing stones at the West.
After much thought I realized that we actually have enough resources to fund the economic recovery. For example Botswana as a country partners with De Beers to form Debswana and so funds flow directly to the Treasury. And yet Zimbabwe licenses companies to mine and exploit natural resources while giving the nation only a small royalty. I would recommend that Zimbabwe considers having the state partner with international investors and local entrepreneurs to exploit natural resources. For example create fewer companies to exploit diamond resources which would include a tripartite shareholding structure that includes government, local entrepreneurs and international investors. This would release significant funds into eth Treasury. However government is not good at business it should be mostly an investor by leveraging the natural resources for equity but leave the local and international investors to manage the investment and the business. The government should be a facilitator and NOT interfere in the running of the business apart from a board.
Another source of revenue is to remove multitude of middle men that government uses. A few examples are worth noting: In the recent Air Zim debacle it is clear that the former CEO asked that since we are in a USD economy there was no need for an insurance broker to fatten the bill as the Airline could make payments directly to the international insurer. But somehow this was not done and it cost the country lots of middlemen fees. When the RBZ was buying cars for doctors and various entities in the hyperinflationary era it used middle men when it could have cut costs by simply procuring directly. Lots of other government agencies have similar procurement systems that allow for lots of briefcase middle men who fatten the bill and costs tax payers lots of money. This is causing a significant haemorrhage to the economy. I remember a time during the RBZ forex auctions, the professional organisation I belong to had access to concessionary exchange rate funds for purchase of materials and then made these available at very low rates to the members. When a government department with professional colleagues was asked why they would not purchased these low costs consumables we were told that its because they need the suppliers to be registered. Why on earth would the government make available funds to a professional organisation at concessionary rates and yet have government agencies source the same materials through middle men who were pricing the same product at ten times more? Of late there are unconfirmed stories doing the rounds in Harare that people are making money by buying ivory or some such products from National Parks and then onward sell to Chinese businesspeople. Why would government need middle men to sell national stocks of ivory? Is it possible that out of economic self interest the government does not want to improve its national procurement systems and streamline it for effectiveness because there are interested parties who benefit from the process? I propose that we cut out most of these middle men. This also creates an environment conducive to and facilitative of corruption.

Lets make Zimbabwe work through sharpening our processes. Until we are willing to do that most of the pronounced policies including ZIMASSET become just theoretical. I am looking at other areas that we could improve revenue generation for the Nation. Any other ideas?
My view is that if we the people will not make meaningful suggestions and just wait for government and various policy makers nothing will happen. Zimbabwe is full of intellectuals who should be contributing to the national prosperity.
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