“I Am Joining The Jobless Market” Says Gono

via RadioVop Zimbabwe – “I Am Joining The Jobless Market” Says Gono As He Leaves RBZ 30 November 2013

Today, November 30, 2013 officially marks Dr Gideon Gono’s last day at the helm of Zimbabwe’s lender of last resort, the Reserve bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ).He appointed Charity Dhliwayo one of his deputies as Acting Governor until March 2014 and if no new substantive governor is appointed another deputy Dr Kupukile Mlambo will act.

Below is Gono’s farewell statement:-

It is exactly ten years or 120 months since I joined the RBZ family on a tour of duty as Governor and while it seems like yesterday, in reality it isn’t. Children who were born at the time I joined the Bank are now at mid-primary level in their schooling!

That is how long my stay has been at the Bank and in terms of the law, it is time for me to pack my bags and move on other assignments.

There is not much to say about my tenure here at the Bank which you all do not know. The story is better told, and evaluation best made by each and everyone of you.

No doubt, we succeeded in some areas of our assignments more than we did in others but that is not for me to say. All I can say for now is that I depart a very happy person in terms of discharging the mandate given to me by His Excellency the President, Cde R.G. Mugabe in November, 2003 and that of defending the country’s sovereignty and economic interests at Zimbabwe’s time of greatest need and when the economic attacks against the country were at their gravest.

Some countries that have faced a quarter of the challenges and dangers we faced are on their knees with riots galore and unending changes in their government administrations and untold suffering worse than we experienced or are experiencing.

I want to thank you all, individually and collectively, for all your love, loyalty, support and cooperation in the formulation of strategy and execution thereof over the years in discharging the above mandate even though some choose to forget what we all went through to remain standing.

You all made my leadership role and task much easier than it would have been had you chosen to do otherwise. You all enriched my experiences and deepened my resolve and conviction in many spheres of my life.

Like any mortal being, I was not perfect. I was not and am not a Saint. I urge all of you to pick up the batons of excellence, determination, hard work and fortitude where I am leaving and to run with them for the betterment of our economy in particular and country in general until we meet again one day.

It is also fortuitous that I am ending my ten year tour of duty on my 54th Birthday and just as “I was taken home immediately after birth,” I am going home to my family and friends” today after completing a successful tour of duty or could it be that I am joining the “jobless market?” Only time will tell.

 

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17 comments on ““I Am Joining The Jobless Market” Says Gono
  1. Zimguard80 says:

    “Jobless market?” Gono please stop rubbing salt into the woods of the society’s down trodden. Please go very quietly to your friends and “family”, be very careful avoid the waterhole.

  2. easily fooled says:

    What a farewell! You did your best tea boy. Given a similar mandate next time, be politically independent, serving the people of Zimbabwe and notpart interests. Now you messed you cv. From tea boy, studied cis, to a banker and md, then the worst ever governor of a central bank world over

  3. ntaba says:

    Gono has an outstanding record as a loyal cadre for Zanu by printing ama millions, ama billions and ama trillions of Zim dollars and there by stealing the savings and pensions of any honest hard working Zimbawean. The current situation in Zimbabwe is the result of Gono’s financial trickery on the people of Zimbabwe. It has created the ultimate Zanu oligarchy where mujibaship is encouraged to get a crumb or two from the Zanu oligarchs – to survive. It has to be the world beating text book case for future study around the world – and it will be known the Gono Legacy or the Zanu/Gono System of Theft. I have to say: “Gono – you are a living legend when it comes dealing with a nation’s finances – master class!” I think that Gono should consult to the IMF, the World Bank and the Federal Reserve – it would be mean not share his talents around the world.

  4. Tjingababili says:

    INSULT THE JOBLESS, DR ZEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  5. Tjingababili says:

    WHAT AN ARROGANT MASHONA! UNOSEKA BANNU BASINGAHINGE!

  6. E Makhate says:

    Yebo! The worst ever Reserve Bank governor in the whole world. Unless of course someone can tell me of any that can beat this tea boy/ messenger turned governor.

  7. mambo says:

    From Hero to Zero

  8. Mr Mixed Race says:

    THE DEVIL TO BLESS YOU FOR STEALING THE LITTLE WE HONESTLY WORKED FOR IN 40-50 YEARS.YOU ARE NOT JOBLESS SINCE YOU HAVE MANY FARMS TO TILL.

  9. Clive Sutherland says:

    Gono did nothing good for Zimbabwe and Zimbabweans, he only looked after the interests of Zanupf and all he did was prolong Zanupf,s rape and plunder of Zimbabwe, printing all that money has reduced most Zimbabweans to paupers and kept Zanupf in power and the rape and plunder continues.

  10. GBZ says:

    Leaving with full pockets bloated cheeks a fat gut and the audacity to fanfare yourself out of a frikkin disaster..you punk!Ugh you disgust me.!!!

  11. msizeni silwelani says:

    Your joke about joblessness is not laughable Gono. Those who appointed you are the ones who disappionted us. You will only be remembered for the scotch carts and ox drawn ploughs you funded for the benefit of Zanu pf acolytes.

  12. tino says:

    talk of a jobless fellow who can donate 89 herd of cattle to the President. I wish all jobless could manage that

  13. taona says:

    Gono you are insulting the people whom made jobless and centless with your bankrupt policies. Everyone knows you are a millionaire many times over not because you are clever but because you were in charge of a system which was geared only to loot and benefit the few in zanupf including yourself!!

  14. GO WELL DOCTOR AGRICULTURAL INPUT AND CHIEF FUNDRAISER FOR ZANU PF. I WISH ONE OF THESE STATE UNIVESITIES CAN GIVE YOU ANOTHER DOCTORATE IN AGRICULTURAL INPUT. AND GENIS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS SHOULD RECORD YOU AS AN INSANE ECONOMIST OF ZIMBABWE SINCE INDEPENDENCE.

  15. GBZ says:

    Where is my money you stole from my FCA in 2007 you bloody thief!

  16. Zeezee says:

    With the millions you have stolen you can join the ranks of the “jobless” as you need never have to work another day in your life!

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