REPORTS that some non-governmental organisations and quasi-political civil society groups have been abusing funds supplied by Western donors for their activities are not surprising given that some of these organisations have made careers out of opposing the Government and being appendages of political parties.

Zimbabweans have recently been treated to the odd sight of registered legal practitioners blackguarding a judge of the High Court over a decision by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission not to include voters’ pictures in the copies of the voters’ rolls given to candidates, political parties and civic organisations.


Financial inclusion is when individuals and businesses have access to useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs – transactions, payments, savings, credit and insurance – delivered in a responsible and sustainable way.