DELTA Beverages says the government needs to clarify urgently the issues of the Zimbabwe (RBZ) for the creation of foreign currency accounts (FCAs), reduce public spending to revive the troubled economy and withdraw banknotes from traffic.
With Melody Chikono
This comes after the central bank last month gave an ultimatum on the creation of separate FCAs and FCA accounts in a Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) as part of the retention measures for foreign currencies and boosting market confidence.
In the budget proposal submitted for the 2019 budget by the business budget, Delta stated that part of the country's problems stemmed from the use of monetary interventions to tackle fiscal spending, which, in turn, emerged from political policies.
Delta said the policy statement has prompted skeptics to believe that a local currency has been introduced through the back door.
"It is imperative to maintain the multi-currency system and the value of the rest of the RTGS. Challenges in foreign currency should not lead to a reduction in national savings." FCA RTGS must remain convertible, provided that the hard currency. "All bank account holders do not require the use of funds for foreign exchange," the company said.
Delta said the government should ensure Zimbabwe for the value of the current RTGS balances, as the prospect of another erosion of personal savings is unthinkable. He said that this required clarity as to the convertibility of FCA FCA balances of RTGS and the need to formulate the retention objective by reinforcing the retention messages of the multi-currency system.
"There is today a perception of dollar rebuilding," said Delta.
The company said that the centralized management of foreign currency allocations should be adjusted to increase transparency and be matched with the KYC (Know Your Customer) banking sector priorities.
We would need to move to a market-based forex trading system. The brewer has mentioned the short-term measures that are crucial to meeting these challenges, hard currency shortfalls, such as predicted monetary reforms, should prevent the depreciation of the monetary assets held by citizens.
The key decisions expected by the government include the introduction of an excise duty regime based on the alcohol content with the alternative regulation of the duty on local beer produced locally at $ 0.36 / l. Delta said this would reach 35% -37% ad valorem at US $ 0.75 / pint retail target prices and therefore the need for a clear roadmap for reducing excise rates according to regional benchmarks .
"The other issue is the withdrawal of bonds, which could stop the black market forex trading." Notes are not currently available on both a retail and a banking channel but are available abundantly for forex trading. the recent RBZ guidelines for separating FCAs.