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Zimbabwes future

Is our countrys future bleak, or clear? I am not trying to be political, but realistically speaking, who holds the future of Zimbabwe? Some say its the President Mugabe, some say its the Prime Minister Tsvangirai. Even female activists like me think they can shape Zimbabwes future. Word in the street says the Prime Minister holds the economy, he has the ability to make us Zimbabweans to use the US dollar like what we are doing now. Some say Mugabe is the best leader, he stands by his word, which makes him a great leader. I think the future of Zimbabwe is not in the hands of one person, or specific groups. I believe it is in the hands of everyone. If we all unite and focus on one goal, wont the country be a better place? The problem is how can we become ONE???? Is unity that difficult???

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Rumbi,
Mmmm....the state of my country, Zimbabwe!

Cee J Hamelink argues and says, "...another very popular assumption is that information and knowledge equate with power." So who has this information??
Hamelink goes on to argue and says, "...however, information and knowledge become sources of power only if the necessary infrastructure for their production, processing, storage, retrieval and transportation is accessible and when people have the skills to apply information to cocial practice and to particiapte in social networks through which informationcan be used to further one's interests."
So, does Zimbabwe have these things in place.
It becomes difficult to address the question of power and the possibilities of building a better Zimbabwe if these things are not rectified.

To add to the above mentioned, i also think a persons attitude can shape Zimbabwes future. The truth is many people in Zim have opened small businesses and they are making money out of that. But the problem is in as much as they are getting huge profits, they are paying their workers salaries that are below standards.....in other words, they are surviving through exploiting their workers. Some employees get paid as little as $30.00 per month, and they expect you to survive. Everyone is just in a hurry to make money and huge profits. Very few people are willing to do humanitarian actions, just to help others.....However, i have noticed that women have a lighter humanitarian heart, and i passionately believe females have the capacity to turn the woprld around. Trust me, if we have a political party that is filled with women only, you will see a difference. Thus, for my Zimbabwe to be a better country, i think it needs each and every citizen to have a positive attitude.....plus more women should become politicians

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