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The Chamisa Govt Will Bring Back The USD, All Workers To Get USD Salaries - Biti

The Chamisa Govt Will Bring Back The USD, All Workers To Get USD Salaries - Biti

Opposition Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC) vice president, Tendai Biti, has said the Nelson Chamisa-led government will re-dollarise.

He made the remarks while addressing scores of CCC supporters who thronged to the White City Stadium, Bulawayo for the party’s campaign for the 26 March by-elections and 2023 harmonised elections. The former Finance Minister said:

USA! The next president of Zimbabwe is Advocate Nelson Chamisa and under a Nelson Chamisa government, we’ll bring back the US dollar. The civil servants, the civil servants, the civil servants will be paid in US dollars, the doctor will be paid in US dollars, the teacher will be paid in US dollars, the war veteran will be paid in US dollars, the nurse will be paid in US dollars, the Kombi driver will be paid in US dollar. We will make Zimbabwe great again. Zikomo Kwambili.

Zimbabwe adopted a multicurrency system in 2009, shortly before the Government of National Unity, following the collapse of the local unit.

The Southern African country recorded a record high inflation of 231 million per cent, as per official records, rendering the Zimbabwe dollar worthless. 

The government ditched the multicurrency system in June 2019 and reintroduced the Zimbabwe dollar.

The Zimbabwe dollar has been shedding value against other currencies thereby eroding workers’ salaries and their buying power.

Workers have been pushing the government to re-dollarise and pay them in United States dollars as was the case prior to October 2018.

Authorities are adamant that Zimbabwe will not re-dollarise as the country cannot grow its economy on the basis of a foreign currency which it does not have control over.

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46 Comments

Mujumba 2 months ago

Chigaro ndecheropa raani ?? Kana iwe uchida kuvapa ropa rako vape kwete nevamwe ana Satan munokurudzira zvisina basa pane anorarama nekusingaperi here panyika pano


Mᴀʀᴀᴠᴀᴢᴀ 2 months ago

ᴠᴀɴᴏᴅᴀ ᴍᴀZɪᴍʙᴏɴᴅ ᴏʀ RᴛɢsDᴏʟʟᴀʀs ʜᴀɪᴢɪ ᴍᴏsᴠᴀ ʏᴀʙᴏ ᴋᴜʀᴏɪᴡᴀ ᴋᴀ.


Dz 2 months ago

Guys first thing that our leadership supposed to do is to dollarise ,then invite all investors in our country for money planting its not easy to build country with your own current with help from outsiders.. So what I'm saying is that ADVOCATE NELSON CHAMISA is good for his views wonder why he compared the way how Zanu pf government managing then economy right now and 2016 .....so isusu toti ngaapinde hke Mukomana


kezi 2 months ago

nyika inovakwa nevene vayo zvino vene vayo zvovobira nyika kusvika munhu wese ava vendor ipapo patarisei ungataure kuti hurumende iyi yakanaka kana kudenga hakuna yakadai munhu anovhotera zanu pf anenge asina dzakatikwesere shuwa national team ingadzose peter dlovu here ichida kuhwinha afcon we need new government shuwa munhu kuita 40 years ari minister achingotenderera muteam benjani retired peter dlovu retired and all the dream team players why thiz old madhala still at work haaa pasi nezanu pf vanhuwe fungaiwo


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Youth 2 months ago

Thank you Mr Vice President tinomira nemi tichapinda chete chete


Tanu Mark Finnity 2 months ago

Our money is not money at all how can one cry for the bond to be used when thing's are falling apart this is ****. Chamisa is not wrong to say the teacher the war vet the kombi driver will get paid in the united States dollar I support the dollar rather to the valueless zim bond or what ever its called RTGS yini leyo


Boy 2 months ago

Mese tibvireipo hamusi kugona kuti izvezvi tiri kushandisa ZwD ASI hamuna kana confidence nayo wani Mari yacho
what this so called Zim dollar Lacks?
Even ED anoziva Mari chaiyo maRTgS Aya chinonzi chekufanobata otherwise hapana zviripo Paye ends kubank ne rtgs woti ndinoda USD so that I can buy from another country uone kuti Bank rinokuti kudii
maRtgs ichange nechekufanobatisa ma civil servants but otherwise hapana Mari paye ask Dr Nostro vanokuudza Mari chaiyo
Zimbabwe needs USD first though isiri Mari yedu tobvisa ZANU PF me madhara else Aya after that we allow our industry revive using USD to zoita kuti pave nelocal currency
Zimbabwe ikuda munhu Asiri corrupt asingabe asingasekerere humbavah hunoitwa ...... kana pane anenge ABA or atadza basa obva aiswa mukati Zimbabwe inonaka iyi ..


Tinmike 2 months ago

it's not as easy as you portray it to be, the USD is too strong for our small economy right now, if we dollarize now we don't even have that much USD is reserves, and all these foreign companies will ship out the small USD we have in circulation to their own countries and the economy doesn't grow at all, however I agree RTGS is nonsense and it should go, I would suggest the Rand, I mean SA is our biggest trading partner already, it makes sense

Machiavelli 2 months ago

Bravo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

Zvimbazi 2 months ago

Write Z***Pf .

executioner 2 months ago

What we need right now is to give our Zim dollar the kind of power it had when it was introduced. Do you know that it was one of the most pawerfull currency in the southern african region in 2017 in Mugabe s era.


Zvimbazi 2 months ago

Ko ma votes?

Executioner 2 months ago

Mbutu dzenyu mese.we are all under this regime and there's nothing we can do about it.so yeah wipe my ass kana watsamwa nxaaaaa. Hapana redollarisation ichaitika

Zvimbazi 2 months ago

Powerful how.... Toisa pama getsi here Zimdollar iri kuti ri charger moto

Before 2000 , We had white farms and most of our sectors were working properly baba . BRAINWASHED BY Z***pf

STOP WATCHING Z**TV

General 2 months ago

Nonsense , powerful my foot , they introduced zwl not zwd , zwl is another generation of the Zimbabwean dollar(zwd) , meaning they just equated let's say 1 trillion zwd to be equivalent to 1 zwl = 1usd at that time when it was introduced .now if we look at the current rate riripo re 270 - 1 , it means 270 zwl = 270 trillion zwd = 1usd

Baba Gumede 2 months ago

half salary in usd and half salary in rtgs .


Zvimbazi 2 months ago

Ndozvamada here Vene Vayo kkk Hanty already its half half kkk

VENE VAYO TARAMBA RTGS

Chahototo 2 months ago

I don't understand this CCC fixation with everything foreign. Musi uno Nero aiti ndikapinda within 5 days varungu vanouya nemari. We need home grown solutions kwete kuti ndivhoterei nekuti varungu promised me this and that.


Brain 2 months ago

chahototo varungu weku west they control everythng u need them.

Mᴀʀᴀᴠᴀᴢᴀ 2 months ago

FDI ɪs ɴᴇᴇᴅᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ǫᴜɪᴄᴋsᴛᴀʀᴛ ᴏᴜʀ ᴇᴄᴏɴᴏᴍʏ. Fᴏʀᴇɪɢɴᴇʀs ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴀᴘɪᴛᴀʟ ᴛᴏ ɪɴᴠᴇsᴛ ɪɴ Zɪᴍʙᴀʙᴡᴇ ᴀʟʟ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇʏ ɴᴇᴇᴅ ɪs ɢᴏᴏᴅ ᴇɴᴀʙʟɪɴɢ ᴘᴏʟɪᴄɪᴇs.

Jinn 2 months ago

@zvimbazi it's true we need foreigners,we can't do on our own

Zvimbazi 2 months ago

use of Condo ms .

Zvimbazi 2 months ago

Ypu want Zim dollar kkkk Guys hanty right now its already in use . What is happening (prices are going up every single month). Cant you see that We need USD a stable currency


Nelson Chamisa Mbooro 2 months ago

People crying to have their own currency please visit your economics. A currency is as valuable as the trust the people puts in it and the demand for it. The US dollar IS A FIAT CURRENCY meaning it has nothing it is backed on. They just print it and hope you want it plus the States has a strong exporting industry to necessitate demand for it.
Now, Biti when he introduced the multi currency system,the idea was to recover the economy for a period of ten years (if my memory serves me right) , then introduce our own currency after industry and other sectors of the economy are revived.
If Chamisas government uses ths Zim Dollar they will face the same issues coz there is a wide trade deficit and people just don't trust our own currency. It's not as easy as some people are claiming here. USD is the way to go in the meantime as the economy heals from the wounds inflicted by Zanu during their 43 year rule


Live 2 months ago

The building of economy in any country needs local currency it's true,that's the only way that proves that country is developing but these system works only in a country with care about economic development with good governance n rule of law far far away with any form of greedness , selfishness n corruption so the state of Zimbabwe now can NEVER EVER win in this local currency in form of bond alone without foreign money so the idea of adopting UD$ once again is the good idea and the source of rebuilding our local currency to gain better value in global market exchange until we let go of the USD.Since we dollarise in GNU era we were not supposed to let go of it untill our local currency is gaining enough power to be counted on global market exchange rates but ummmm the corruption system in this country is upgraded each n everytime so to think or trust our local currency can change our economy so far without changes of top officials' mindset or change of government it's a day dream nightmares


Zvimbazi 2 months ago

Uyo vene vayo kkkk

😾😾 2 months ago

You deserve a Bells' 🥃🥃

Makelanwi 2 months ago

Ana SOSO you have been brainwashed with Mr Nostro and Vostro.It's very very easy to dollarise.So far we do not have local currency.Musabvuma kunyeperwa nembavha dzirikutonga idzo.


Aratijiyesi 2 months ago

Day dreaming


Kai 2 months ago

Ndozviri kutadziwa navaED kaa ava zvaury ktaur so lets give others a chance

Chahototo 2 months ago

Dollarising is not the solution to our economic problems. We need to produce more, export more in order to earn those US dollars, America haingomuki yakakupai dollar iri,you have to work for it.

Kacha kacha 2 months ago

We need our own currency with value juss like any other country etc Botswana.,SA and Zambia coz its is easy to trade and plan unlike USD no coins only notes you see were the dis advantages is so kumele sivule amahlo kulungiswe izinto ezibumbayo.


Andrew Dhliwayo 2 months ago

Our currency at the moment is useless because of policies and mis-governance. You can’t compare Zimbabwe with the likes of Botswana. They have better rule of law and their policies support growth. Their GDP is by far better than ours. Our political environment is stinking we can never go anywhere using our own currency. It will just be targeted for devaluation. At the moment we need our economy to have a stable currency first to develop.

Doug 2 months ago

Better to have the US Dollar and then have an own currency that is real and accepted at any bank in any country of the world. Money should be a store of value. That energy one puts in through digging trenches, working in the fields, working in offices etc should be able to be stored in such a way that no-one else can steal value from it so that the value of the effort is maintained whatever length of time the currency is held.


Briza 2 months ago

Local currency is the way to go as long as it isnt the bond note that is backed by nothing but confidence of the top who do not even use it... #kusemahlangeni_la


zvakaoma 2 months ago

hehehe ndinokufarirai va biti mese na Nero asi kutonga kwenyu kuri kuree .You dont get it , its only over their dead body that you will walk into that office.Ndecheropa chigaro


Chris siwela 2 months ago

We need money with value even if everyone gets us will it be able to buy enough in zimbabwe, fix the economy,


SOSO 2 months ago

THE ISSUE OF US DOLLAR BEING THE LOCAL. CURRENCY IS TRICKY AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS EASY AS MR BITI IS TRYING TO POTRAY.GIVEN THE CURRENT RELATIONSHIP CCC SHARES WITH AMERICA IT MIGHT LOOK LIKELY THAT HE MAY BE ABLE TO FULFILL THE PROMISE ALBEIT FOR A SHORT PERIOD.
HOWEVER PROMISING A CURRENCY FROM ANOTHER COUNTY AS PART OF YOUR FINANCIAL POLICY DISPLAYS THE SERIOUS BANKRUPTCY IN IDEAS TO REBUILD THE ECONOMY OF ZIMBABWE.UNLESS THIS IS A CAMPAIGN GIMMICK MR BITIS REPEATED PROMISE OF THE US DOLLAR AS THE ANSWER TO OUR ECONOMIC QUAGMIRE IS SERIOUSLY WORRYING AND LEAVES LEVEL HEADED ECONOMIC MINDS WONDERING IF THESE GUYS WILL BE ABLE TO DELIVER THE ZIMBABWE THEY PROMISE.
I HOPE TO SEE CCCS MANIFESTO AND ECONOMIC PLAN IN THE NEXT 12MONTHS OR SO.
IT WILL BE THE JUDGE ON THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF POLITICS NOT THIS CAMPAIGN BANTERS.

THE. REALITY CHECKER IS OUT!


Andrew 2 months ago

What is our inflation rate currently. Who is going to have confidence in the Zim dollar. Ask yourself these questions.

Boss Veda 2 months ago

@Soso iwe ukuramba kupuhwa USD bt vakuru venyu vakumarakasha maUSD iwayo. Kungoti hauna kubvira wambonzwa kunakakwaro USD. Rotenga its a store value yu can plan nayo currency iyo.

Nkust 2 months ago

@BITI,It's not like we need US $, no my man we even love our own currency but with good value and as a store of value


Dziva05 2 months ago

How does money have value?what are the fundamentals required for it to have value ? Why is the bond note valueless?

The King of Serpents 2 months ago

@Nkust true that, they must first create value in the zim dollar and then pay us in our own currency. Inga kuSouth Africa everyone is paid in Rand wani. They won't be able to sustain the economy if they adopt the Usd

SOSO 2 months ago

@Nkust you nailed it

Samson Learnmore Muronda 2 months ago

Famba Nero famba
Mt Darwin TINEWE #CCC



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