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An article titled Stimulus for Zimbabwe by Tom Woods and Roger Bate writing for The American suggests that Zimbabwe takes a leaf out of Liberia’s book when it comes to the reconstruction of our country.

According to the authors “Liberia faced a similar challenge in 2005. Strong bipartisan and international support for assistance existed, but the transition government had its hand in the proverbial cookie jar. The United States pushed for the creation of a Liberian Governance and Economic and Management Assistance Program (GEMAP), which controlled diamond, timber, and other revenues coming into the government’s coffers so that funds were fully accounted for and could not be embezzled to Swiss banks or allocated to corrupt activities.”

So Woods and Bate recommend that Zimbabwe adopt a Zimbabwe Economic Management Assistance Program (ZEMAP) similar to GEMAP to get us back on the road to recovery.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Zimbabwe’s power-sharing arrangement should be viewed as an imperfect and temporary solution to a profoundly unstable political and humanitarian situation. Transparent and internationally monitored elections should be pursued in the shortest timeframe possible and should be linked to any foreign assistance.

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