Review military budget: Sekeramayi | The Herald

via Review military budget: Sekeramayi | The Herald January 30, 2014 by Fidelis Munyoro

Defence Minister Dr Sydney Sekeramayi Monday said he will continue engaging Treasury for a review of the budget allocated to the ministry to enhance the Zimbabwe Defence Forces’ conditions of service.“Budget allocations should respond to the requirements of the defence forces,” said Dr Sekeremayi, while addressing students at the Zimbabwe Staff College on the Zimbabwe Defence Policy.

He said they were engaging the relevant authorities on mechanisms to deal with the challenges facing the defence forces and its personnel.

“I want to assure you that these are some of the issues we will continue to discuss with our colleagues in Government. If we are able to get the resources we can improve the conditions of service for our members,” he said.

Dr Sekeramayi applauded the country’s new economic blueprint, the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (Zim-Asset).

He, however, explained that Zim-Asset did not include the military, police and intelligence sectors for national security reasons.
“Indeed, there was no mention of the defence and security because naturally these issues do not belong to a public document,” he said.
“The matters of defence and national security are discussed elsewhere and not for distribution to everybody who might be interested.”
Dr Sekeramayi said the National Defence Policy was tailor-made to defend Zimbabwe’s sovereignty and national interests.

“Zimbabwe’s defence also seeks to contribute meaningfully to the region’s efforts to have in place an effective common regional security system that exhibits unity of purpose in defence and security matters,” he said.

He said the defence policy also contributed to and promoted the general preservation of international peace and stability.



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    Gwanyamwanya We Mahobo 8 years ago

    Sekeramayi what are you saying, defence personnel is more special than civil service personnel????? Then go hang. All and everyone need to adjust and make do with cut budgets.

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    Shame,,tough tyms,,No enaf mani 2 launder sekeramayi,,go smile at your mother she might give u some

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    Stingray 8 years ago

    All along I thought they went into joint venture diamond mining so that they would not depend on funding from the min. Of finance. So where is the diamond money going?

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      Senzachena 8 years ago

      Stingray, surely you are not implying that the diamond money is being STOLEN!! In ZIMBABWE, surely not!! Who would do such a thing!! Let it be known throughout the Security Forces that the Government will apparently be able to beg, borrow or steal enough money for about 4 months more pay. After that unless they can pull something out of the hat, there will be no more money to pay salaries. Then let us see what the “loyal” members of the Security Force do to enable them to feed their families. Then the game will really be on.

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    Mthwakazi 8 years ago

    What those gukurahundis are stealing from Chiadzwa is enough – why do you want more?

    If it were according to me, we would have no armies in Africa. They are just a drain on national resources – what are they for?

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    Mthwakazi 8 years ago

    This Dr Sekeramayi, apart from that title “DR”, what else does he have to show he is a Doctor?

    The man has never practiced. Even a nurse is far better than him in looking after patients.

    Its just the much-abused title “Dr” thats left!!

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    Chara 8 years ago

    Cut the size of army you fool.