Download: Zim Gvt 2019 Financial Statements, Spending on Travel Abroad Was 22X Spending on Education Material – ABOUT MAG 2020

Spending on travel abroad compared to other government spending is not the only thing that caught our attention, but it seemed too ridiculous. The government spent 21.5 times more on trips abroad than on educational materials. What about health supplies? Expenses for travel abroad were twice as high as those for health supplies.

Check the excerpt of the year’s expenses breakdown:

The first column is the actual expenditure and the right column is what was budgeted for

This discrepancy is too much for a poor country that always looks for brochures. International travel is obviously not the only leak. How much more can the government pay if it stops prioritizing the president who participates in inaugurations and celebrations of independence in other countries?

Anyway, here is the PDF of the financial statements:

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Paula Fonseca