Sanctions: The Effect?

Posted: 18th April 2014 by admin in Remittance methods

Recently, I read online about the easing of sanctions on Zimbabwe by the European Union (EU). Now, this comes as a huge relief on what some would call a “struggling economy”, or is it?… The EU reportedly suspended sanctions on certain figures within Zimbabwe’s political circles, and some economists are saying that this has no bearing whatsoever  on the country’s development on the whole. Some have argued that it is a way to encourage political reform in the country, while some are of the opinion that it is still a way to keep the country down.

Many would be quick to judge or defend… Whichever side of the argument they may be on, there remains one irrefutable fact: a lot of Zimbabweans are in the diaspora. Whether that is because of the situation at home or not, we have many “Zimbos” working abroad to ensure their and their family’s survival. So there is no surprise as to how the recipients of finances from their loved ones would react, as the country is a bit distant from the bread basket moniker that it once possessed, and so any aid is appreciated.

At the end of the day, regardless of the political climate abroad or back home, the fact still is, we all have to do what we can to survive.