So, you have probably heard by now that
The booking company took their business elsewhere and have now signed contracts with hotels in
But, the reason I am mentioning it is that, today, one of these hotel managers is quoted by the media as saying the move by the organisers to Botswana is "just a marketing gimmick, Botswana does not have the rooms"!
So, they will come back anyway, because
The man who is quoted also says the reason why the high rates were quoted was because, "they met with our junior people". He says marketing managers are meeting in
Quite apart from the obvious question, which is: why would the hotel managers leave such things to their "junior people", there is also the fact that this demonstrates that Zimbabwean mentality, the get-rich-quick mentality, is still with us.
I wrote previously in this blog about these hoteliers and other service providers and I remember that at the time, I told you that charges in
Right now, I can bet you my bottom dollar that the next inflation figures will, if they are not cooked by this Exclusive Government of Tsvangirai and
For some reason, over the last week or so, prices that had been going down have started going up again. A specific product I know of which cost 80
There is no reason for this at all.
What it is going to do is turn the people against this government, against
But the priorities of this government are all wrong. Focused on fighting for power and space at the feeding trough, they are neglecting the fundamentals that will make
You will recall that
But now, the state is in charge at the diamond fields and we are still not able to raise even a paltry US$500 million. We celebrate when the EU sends us US$11 million (not enough even for a month's wage bill for civil servants).
More importantly, all this shows that the people of
You see, they expect this thing to fall flat on its face and for
Business confidence is crucial for the recovery of
Yet, their own people, the business people, are in panic mode and trying to make as much as they can while they still can!!
As I keep saying, there is no recovery here. Power is still being cut like there is no tomorrow, people still have no water in their taps and money is too tight to mention.
No wonder Tsvangirai and