Zim’s army, police broke - report

2014-02-07 12:27
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Cape Town - Zimbabwean security forces are reportedly faced with a precarious financial situation that has left some of their priority areas "under threat".

According to a parliamentary report on defence and home affairs, both the police and army chiefs complained about the amounts they were allocated in the 2014 national budget, saying their operations would be crippled, the Mail and Guardian reported.

The report said the ministry of defence was allocated slightly more than $356m, which amounts to 8.9% of the 2014 national budget.

Chances were, however, slim that the two ministries’ complaints would be entertained by the treasurer, as government resources were limited, the report said.

The issue of underfunding is not unique only to the security departments, as other arms of government are also feeling the squeeze.

Zimbabwe’s government has been reeling under economic woes for more than a decade due to reasons such as Western sanctions.

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