Monday, May 04, 2009

Zimbabwe is broke

from AFp:

HARARE (AFP) — Zimbabwe's unity government is broke and cannot afford to match union demands for higher salaries, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai told a May Day rally on Friday.

"This government is broke," Tsvangirai told the crowd. "We are only able to pay you allowances. All of us from President Mugabe to government workers are earning a hundred dollars."

Tsvangirai said the state wished to increase the 100 dollar allowance paid to state workers but could not afford to meet growing demands for better wages.

"No-one is paying tax at the moment. If government is not getting taxes, where will the government get the money to pay salaries?," he asked.

Maybe from Grace's bank account?

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