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Zimbabwe Spent US$140 Million On COVID-19 Vaccines

Zimbabwe Spent US$140 Million On COVID-19 Vaccines

The Government has used about US$140 million so far in buying vaccines for COVID-19, Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube told Parliament recently.

Giving an update on the current economic situation in the country in the National Assembly, Ncube said:

A few words on COVID-19, Zimbabwe together with the global community has been under attack from the COVID-19 pandemic since 20th March 2020 which posed several challenges retarding the full attainment of the desired economic outcomes.

To mitigate the impact of the disease, the government has spent over US$140 million on the procurement of 22.4 million vaccine doses, and this is enough to vaccinate the bulk of our population or at least 60% of the population which is herd immunity.

Madam Speaker Ma’am, we have an additional 10 million doses that have been donated to Zimbabwe by the government of China.

We have not taken delivery because we still need to exhaust what we have. So, we have enough vaccines to vaccinate everyone, and everyone can also receive a booster shot.

I hope that members of the august House are beginning to receive their booster shots, and I encourage them to do so if they have not. I certainly have.

Ncube also revealed that development partners have contributed US$150.5 million towards the fight against COVID-19. Said Ncube:

Government also appreciates the continued support coming from development partners to complement efforts in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

To date, the Government has received US$150.5 million from development partners, which has been spent on COVID-19-related expenditures.

Zimbabwe also received US$961 million in the form of SDR allocation, as you know; I presented how this money has been spent in terms of socio-economic, infrastructure, and productive sectors as well as supporting our contingency fund for the future, and making sure that we bolster our foreign reserves.

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9 Comments

Tboy 1 month ago

inofurira payakasungirirwa


1 month ago


www 1 month ago

hayiwawo 1/4 ye t yemari iyoyo ndoyakashanda kucovid imwe makaba


Observer 1 month ago

$140 million for a population of around 14 million plus the donations, ZACC look into this.


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Good, vanhu ngavabhustiwe ngavabaiwe but I hope hapana yamaba pamari iyo

Jebhurwa iwe.


MutuliNcube 1 month ago

The amount of money that was spent on Covid19 includes the money that was stolen by Obedia & company and other amounts looted by my colleagues in the ruining party. The breakdown shall be presented by the Auditor General. I thank you.u


Asalif 1 month ago

USD$140million do cattle and donkeys get vaccinated how many are we in this country even if we are 20 million it can't worth that much those who know the cost talked about $5 per over 10 jabs 2 people per dose itai maths dzacho those who went to school


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Chapwititi Kestombela 1 month ago

Honorable minister of finance sir, sit down!!! You have run down the country's fiscus like you did with Barbican Bank. These professors of nowadays are nonentities and good at theories only. We need someone with credentials and caliber of Honorable Tendai Biti in your position. Same with ZESA, put back Fortune Chasi if you want people to take you seriously. Else 2023 rinenge razara haro


STALIN 1 month ago

Hapanapa mbavha hazvitosekese



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