Bond notes, NTA hog PDP conference

THE introduction of the much-loathed bond notes and the need for a National Transitional Authority (NTA) to give a soft landing to the country will top the PDP agenda during their policy conference to be held in the capital next week.

Source: Bond notes, NTA hog PDP conference – NewsDay Zimbabwe November 8, 2016


The PDP policy conference comes at a time there is a meeting of minds among the opposition to resist the introduction of the bond notes by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe by the end of this month after a nationwide publicity blitz.

PDP spokesperson Jacob Mafume said the policy conference would, among other issues, discuss policy interventions that could save this country from imminent collapse under the present Zanu PF regime.

“The policy conference will provide thought leadership around the immediate policy interventions we have to make as a country to deal with cash shortages and ensure the collapse of the bond notes that has put the State in paralysis,” Mafume said.

He said they were also worried by the military creeping into civilian State issues.

“This has to be stopped and will use the conference to elaborate the necessity of the NTA and the roadmap of how it will come into being and how it will work. We will also look into the issue of coalition and emphasise on the need of a single presidential candidate,” Mafume said.

PDP economic secretary Vince Musewe is heading the committee that is finalising the NTA document in time for the conference.

The idea of the NTA has found traction with other opposition parties, and civil society is now exploring and providing space for the discussion of the concept.

Mafume also confirmed that their coalition talks with ZimPF leader Joice Mujuru had been suspended until ZimPF concludes its inaugural elective congress.

“ZimPF has since suspended the talks so that they do their congress and deal with their elections so that they come up with uncontested and recognised leadership. We are still keen to talk to them, coalesce and have a single presidential candidate,” Mafume said.

The policy conference will be held on November 23.