If you were having coffee with me I would be happy you visiting. Grab a chair, its hot out there, I would offer you some iced cold water but I haven’t got any ice, there hasn’t been electricity for the past couple of days, electricity left like an erstwhile lover who just steps out as if for a little bit and then never returns you could say we been ghosted by the power.
If you were having coffee with me, we would have to talk about the elephant in the room.
I mean how does a whole elephant get into a room? Is the room elephant sized and can you even wrap your head around how big the door would have to be to get an elephant into the room and then after all that you choose to pretend… there is no elephant.
If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you that I can’t draw things that I can’t see even though I can visualise them in my head perfectly.
If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you about the how the United Kingdom seems to be seeking new investment opportunities for after Brexit redefining its trade interactions with African countries outside of the EU. During the past week the United Kingdom hosted several African countries in the UK-Africa Summit and was Prince Harry’s last official royal function before his own stepping back from the royalty in whats been dubbed Megxit.
From a few reports I have seen on the media from the summit it seems like the summit was mostly talk, lofty promises and even some downright hypocrisy like did you know that even though the UK committed to help African countries transition to cleaner energy, since “we all suffer when carbon emissions rise and the planet warms”
Surprisingly 90% of the energy deals struck at the summit were mostly fossil fuel projects.
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that Zimbabwe was not officially invited to the summit, maybe the invite got lost in the diplomatic mail or maybe they have something against our government or it could even be sanctions who knows, not me; although our fellow neighbouring countries got their invites and attended in what some concerned citizens quizzed as to why they did not snub the summit in solidarity but hey it seems everyone looks out for number one, it’s the elephant in the room.
Interestingly the largest opposition party the Movement for Democratic Change got invited to the UK-Africa Investment Summit.
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that we had representation at the Davos World Economic Forum with a seat at that conference costing around $27000 one wonders who picks up the price tag and what happens to all the money organisers of the event make. Is anything actually achieved or its just another excuse to enjoy tax payers money, feel like one big con if you ask me, there I said it.
I listened to a part of the speech by our minister of finance at and sounded like he has the country under control from the runaway inflation to the impending drought. From experience though I know once government officials start reassuring you that everything is fine, it means everything is not fine.
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you about a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court which basically boils down to if you owed money from before 21 February 2019 when it was priced in United States Dollars you can pay it back at a rate of 1:1 with the Zimbabwean dollar. One day text books shall be written on one of the greatest money heists ever done. If you were owed money then you would end up with the short end of this stick but on the other hand suddenly I am able to payback a loan of over a thousand dollars by simply converting USD $100 to our Zim dollar currently trades officially at 1:17 with the USD…
Also another interesting ruling came from the High Court concerning the Vice-President’s messy divorce. The VP’s former wife sought and was granted a spoliation order which restores possession of assets after you are unlawfully deprived. This damning judgement showed that the VP acted unconstitutionally and unlawfully resorted to self help. The VP’s office is the second highest office and imagine having it occupied by someone who would deign to take the law into their hands; where would it stop?
What kind of leaders do we have? Perhaps they are elephants of whom we do not speak, elephants do not care much about the opinion of the grass….
When elephants fights it’s the grass that gets hurt.
If you were having coffee with me… I would tell you about Vanessa Nakate an African Climate Change Activist who got cropped out from a group photo with other activists at Davos.
“You didn’t just erase a photo. You erased a continent”Tweet
Africa is being adversely ravaged by climate change but that story somehow gets cropped out from world news and meanwhile the UK still making deals worth billions in fossil fuel energy instead of committing to green energy….
I might not be a climate change activist but if you peruse my blog you will find the impact of climate change; from the electricity crisis because there is not enough water for hydroelectric power generation due to low rain, the heat, drought and drying up of the Victoria Falls
What’s been going on in your neck of the woods?
Cheers to the week
PS and RIP to one the gods of the basketball court Kobe Braynt… way back when I was in high school I used to have a huge afro head of hair and I was the roving reporter for the College Rustlers as the school basketball team was known and I was known as Kobe.