Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister, Mthuli Ncube, could draw consultative lessons from his South Africa Counterpart, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni who called for radical ideas ahead of South Africa’ s mini-budget.
In a Twitter post, the Minister is asking South Africans for ideas.
Let us do something unusual which will annoy the Establishment. If you were Minister of Finance, what would you announce on Wednesday next week. It is time for the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS). Over to you. Don’t tell the Establishment about this tweet!!
— Tito Mboweni (@tito_mboweni) October 19, 2018
Various users responded, calling for a VAT decrease and a realignment of the SOE’s.
Announce to save South Africa money I will immediately Advise the President cut the Cabinet in half and #SellSAA.
Sell the Ministerial houses in Cape Town. ????
— Ricardo Mackenzie (@ricardomackenzi) October 19, 2018
Announce a revised ministerial handbook which will see Ministers drive Cars worth R700k max and R600k max for Dep Ministers, MECs, Mayors and Premiers. Force Municipalities to get Treasury approval before doing deviations, enforce strict 30 day payment rule to SMMEs.
— Odi Losaba ???? ???????? (@OdiLosaba) October 19, 2018
Transform the Northern Cape into the solar power capital of the world.
Build industries around clean energy (like a Tesla, why not).
Put the youth to work.
— Moshidi (@MoshidiSA) October 19, 2018
-Hike Corporate Tax (which is among the lowest in developing countries)
– Scrap the Fuel Levy;the looted RAF fund needs some reconfiguration
– More VAT-free stuff in our baskets. Us darkies live on more than just pap, tinned fish & lentils (whatever that is).
— Vusi Sambo (@VusiSambo) October 19, 2018
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