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Plea To Cancel The Debt of Zimbabwe

Handsen Chikowore

Our country
Our nation
Our territory
Our dwelling
Have suffered long enough
May you cancel our debt please
Zimbabweans are destitute
Companies are closing up
The dollar weaken daily
Prices of basic commodities
Are sky rocketing daily
Please cancel our debt
The economy is ailing
Trading is becoming less and less
Foreign currency no longer available
Imports are now limited
Poverty, poverty is the daily song
We are in true economic quagmire
Please cancel our debt
Breadwinners are jobless
De-investments at its peak
Unemployment ever-increasing
Mines are closing down
Owing to forex shortages
Please cancel our debt
You the rich giver and the lender
Consider our problems seriously
Have mercy on the masses of Zimbabwe
Health institution faces drug shortages
For the sake of development
We need your best support
Cancel our debt please

For more information on the international debt situation:
False Profits: Who Wins, Who Loses When the IMF, World Bank and WTO Come to Town? (50 Years Is Enough: U.S. Network for Global Economic Justice)

Life and Debt, dir. Stephanie Black, based on "A Small Place" by Jamaica Kincaid © 1987. Songs by Bob Marley et al. Tuff Gong Pictures, 2001. Web site includes screening and airing information as well as useful links.

© Handsen Chikowore 2000. Used by permission of the author.

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