ZIMBABWE TREASURY RELEASES US$100 MILLION FOR COVID-19 VACCINES, AS FELLOW AFRICAN COUNTRIES WAIT FOR DONATIONS

How the country has managed to raise the whopping $100 million remains a mystery among the country's critics.

Zimbabwe Government has set aside US$100 million for the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines as the fight against the pandemic intensifies in the wake of a third wave of infections.

Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube said the available funds would go a long way in achieving the country’s target of inoculating at least 10 million people against the virus to attain herd immunity.

Zimbabwe’s vaccination drive has been highly commended by the international community, including the World Health Organisation(WHO).

High ranking politicians in Europe and South Africa, known to be rabid critics of the Zimbabwean Government, have been forced to eat humble pie and admit that the Second Republic has excelled in handling the pandemic.

They have since ranked Zimbabwe as best in-terms of mobilising local resources to fight the pandemic in this part of Africa.

Prof Ncube said the country was still in range of a target to take receipt of at least a million doses a month.

“The $100 million we set aside will go a long way in meeting the demand for vaccinating our population.”

Meanwhile, Minister Mthuli has today received two million vaccines from China at the Robert Mugabe International Airport which are set to be distributed across the country.

He was accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care Hon C.J Mangwiro.

While Zimbabwe is making strides in fighting the deadly pandemic, her neighbours are waiting for bail out from international donors to donate funds and Vaccines.

It must further be noted that Zimbabwe is on punitive sanctions for over 20 years running now.

How the country has managed to raise the whopping $100 million remains a mystery among the country's critics.

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