Yesterday listening to the third monetary policy statement of the year provided some refreshing confirmations to those of us who practise pub economics. We?re discussing the Zim situation over a glass of beer coming up with options on how the current economic crisis (ie the ever increasing price of beer and BEER shortages) can be resolved.
Anyway after a couple of shortages in our favorite beer brands and having tasted all sorts of available brands, we really did come up with brilliant ideas on how to solve this crisis. I must say to all the Scuddies who sit “in the corner”, guys we?re doing a good job and should be consulted. We raised a number of issues that the wise man finally talked about yesterday.
The issue of “import substitution”: damn we have been talking about this for a long time – if you don?t have the hops then substitute the fecken hops with something. Well if the problem was a lack of forex to buy the hops – then why not just let market, forces supply and demand, control the forex market – thank God the wise man discarded the forex auction system yesterday for a “Tradable Foreign Currency System”.
In the corner we have been angered by all these issues of fresh farm invasions: I mean RBZ has been giving people money (FOREX) to import seeds to grow hops and what do some fellas do? Destroy the whole crop – our precious priceless hops. God Bless the wise man yesterday for acknowledging how this is affecting a stable beer market.
This is what we Scuddies have always been talking about… please let the hops grow we have spent a lot of forex importing high quality hop seeds. We have always been complaining at the Scud about these weekend farmers – we drink with these guys and they invite us for weekend braais at their farms – honestly with the amount of trillions that have been spent on these so called A2 farmers we felt it was time to turn to the communal guys to grow hops.
Oh God bless the wise man for having the same vision with us – villagers will now be financed to grow hops. I am happy about the policy statement it gives me so much hope finally we will be getting a constant supply of our favorite beers. And oh by the way if you worried about the lack of tin for bottle tops the wise man gave a strong warning to those who are sitting on our tin mining prospecting rights to use them or lose them?damn now I can finally drink a Zambezi.