If you were having coffee with, I would greet you with a celebratory toast;
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Its my birthday weekend and I am in love with whom I am Becoming
If you were having a toasty sort of beverage in coffee mugs with me, I would ask you if you knew why people clink glasses when they make a toast ,according to some legend, its also part of the reason why church bells toll before prayers or the service begins and its not just to announce the times nor that bells are a joyous sound….
The ringing sound of bells tolling or even the sound of clinking glasses; according to some lore is believed to drive away evil energies, spirits, demons leaving only benevolence, good vibes and positive energies…..
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that had I not been born in the wee hours of the morning, my birthday wouldnow be a public holiday in honour of our former president’s birthday, National Youth Day, or as its officially gazetted, Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day. Its ironic that National Youth Day was named after our just turned 95 former president though there was nothing young about him, after being in power for close to 40 years nor that the holiday was commemorated for the first time officialy, last year after his resignation from power after the coup that was not a coup….
The story of our former President is the typical story of how if you stay at the helm long enough, you will live to see yourself become the villain; and if he ended up the villain in that story, then current president has big shoes to fill because some people are already saying the former President was the better devil, at least the iron fist he ruled was velvet coated….
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you how the Reserve bank Governor unveiled a new monetary policy which basically confirms what we have always known all along that the government Nicodemusly stole our money when they introduced the surrogate bond currency to trade at 1:1 one with the USD and their unflinching stance on this resolution that saw the parallel market rate spiral out of control.
So what has the RBZ done now? I am not even sure but something about letting the market determine what the new rate must be and its initially pegged at 1:2.5 against the greenback, it seems a tad low to me, considering that the black market rate is at 1:4 but the RBZ governor says that parallel market rate is overly inflated carrying a risk premuim as dealers could face upto 10 years jail time and they seem to think soon that the forex traders should seek alternative employment as people start trading in the formal sector
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that the monetary policy seems a nod in the right direction but it will ultimately be more trouble than its worth because no one trusts the government and inherently political problems can never be solved economically, despite all the talks of dialogue
For all intents and purposes looks and sounds like we have a new currency called RTGS Dollars even though the governor insists he has not created a new currency…..
If you were having coffee with me we would talk about if counties even understand democracy and the electoral process, Nigeria went to the polls yesterday and now waiting for the results after they postponed elections that had initailly been slotted for last week, I am not sure about the reason but if you ask me, I would tell you that generally in Africa you must never make plans for the whole of the elections month as there’s always bound to be unexpected “drama” to say the least, not to mention contested results and possibly internet shutdowns too…..
Thanks for the visit, how has your week been, what kind of legacy do you think you are leaving……