Zimbabwe warns firms on multi-currency system

via Zim warns firms on multi-currency system – DailyNews Live 24 APRIL 2014

Zimbabwe has urged firms to capitalise on the multi-currency system by boosting exports, warning that the scheme will eventually be abolished.

Mines minister Walter Chidakwa said the system – dominated by the United States dollar – will not stay forever and “there is need to make alternative plans”.

In 2009, Zimbabwe abandoned its currency, ravaged by galloping inflation topping 231 million percent, to adopt various currencies including the South African Rand, Botswana Pula and Euro among others.

“No one knows for sure when the multi-currency system will be scrapped, but the few Zimbabwean companies still manufacturing need to start increasing their export volumes,” Chidakwa told a Special Economic Zones workshop recently.

“Increasing export levels will provide a cushion when the multi-currency system is abolished. A rainy day is definitely coming and,” said Chidhakwa.

Recently, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) widened the multi-currency basket to include four more foreign currencies.

Currencies of China, India, Japan and Australia were added.

Meanwhile, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa last year said Zimbabwe will continue using the multi-currency system for the next five years.

According to Zimbabwe Statistics agency, the country’s trade deficit 2013 widened to $3,89 billion in the year to November 2013.

During the period imports stood at $7,15 billion dominated by fuel, fertilizers, second-hand car imports and textiles.

Exports, mainly minerals and tobacco, were $3,25 billion.



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    Roving Ambassador 9 years ago

    Terror tactics and scaremongering is what ZANU is resorting to. This is reminiscent of clueless bullies.

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    Little Dorrit 9 years ago

    Govt diamond firms, overpaid executives and connected companies and individuals
    must account for and repatriate all forex from 1980 upwards. Minister is REMINDED that forex belongs to the Persons who EARN it – Govt does not have a pre-em

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    Little Dorrit 9 years ago

    Sorry – govt does not have a Pre-emptory right to our forex. Are they trying to “condition” the public? Seems the purse is running dry?

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    Chaka 9 years ago

    Clearly it shows that this gvt is clueless. Our only power is in the vote against zpf. Then fight for free and fair if rigged.

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    John Thomas 9 years ago

    ZANU people hear this. Business people are not village stupids who can be forced to chant slogans. No amount of threats can force a company to export. Chidakwa go and play with yourself. That is all that you are good for

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    Mukanya 9 years ago

    Chidakwa akadakwa

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    zizirinenyanga 9 years ago

    These morons, ngavatipe nyika tivatungamirire isu..

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    bingo wajakata 9 years ago

    Got hard currency in a Zimbabwean bank? Well you either are stupid, crazy or worse because these are the small but loud bells warning of the inevitable return of the Z$. There are those who are good at crying foul but once bitten twice shy so if you get bitten again its because you wanted to get bitten.

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      roving ambassador. 9 years ago

      ON the button man. Imagine what they can make when they ‘buy’ all the hard currency floating around. Be warned. And be very afraid.
      Remember when we woke up and everything was half price.
      Thats Zanu for you.

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    Ritchie 9 years ago

    I personally have tried to export some mining equipment manufacturered in Zimbabwe. It is the most laborious task ever.

    You would think the government would make it easy to export but so far it has taken a month and we are still not any closer to exporting the goods.

    We were actually taken to task by the ministry of industry contact about why we were exporting equipment and not selling it locally!!

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      roving ambassador. 9 years ago

      Feel for you. The ship is rudderless. The ship is sinking.

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    Gomogranny 9 years ago

    A rainy day is coming? Is that what he thinks? Has he not been outside in the last 14 years….if he had he would have noticed that it’s been pissing down like the floods of Noah’s time in Zimbabwe…..rainy day coming? Listen you fool we have grown fins in Zimbabwe, that rainy day is the status f……g quo. Go drown yourself and keep your greedy mitts off our few soaked US$!

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