Don’t you just love this?
TIME: How real is the transition?
Tsvangirai: This transitional inclusive government can already record some significant progress, in critical areas like education, health, water and sanitation and food.
I reckon Tsvangirai needs to take some time out and visit the many waterless and powerless suburbs in Harare. And whilst he’s at it, he should take his US$100 a month salary (yeah right) and see how far it gets him in Zimbabwe – one of the most expensive countries in the world.
Hmmm. Education? Right. Well here’s an excerpt from a recent Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) statement:
Students were given the platform to air out problems they are facing at their different institutions. The meeting was briefly disturbed by ZANU Pf youths who were purporting to be students, but it managed to proceed after 30mins of delay. The ZINASU Vice President, Briliant Dube chaired the meeting and briefed the participants on the activities ZINASU is carrying out. The students raised the following issues:
- Unaffordability of education.
- Poor sanitation facilities.
- Under qualified teaching personnel.
- Electricity and water problems.
- Outdated library materials.
- Shortage of computers.
- The ratio is 200 students per 1 computer.
- Students are not allowed to attend lectures without proof of paying fees.
- No Students Representative Council (SRC) at Solusi University.