The Zimbabwean government will continue focusing on funding its military and police service in the upcoming year, as the preliminary version of the country’s budget shows.
According to the document released under the title “2020 Pre-Budget Parliamentary Consultation Meetings; October 30 to November 4, 2019,” the defence and security forces are going to receive ZWL$25 billion, while other sectors will be left with a much smaller amount of funds.
For instance, agriculture is set to be allocated ZWL$14 billion, health industry – only ZWL$18 billion.
Despite such a large support in relation to the army, the home affairs previously requested an even larger sum of ZWL$32 billion.
The analysts claim such a move was predictable as the country is currently attempting to deal not only with the economic crisis but also with a consequent protest outbreak.