There is still a market resistance to the use of bond coins almost two months after the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) introduced them into the market.

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Accusations and counter accusations are flying from different sectors with business and customers accusing each other of failing to accept bond coins.

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Ordinary people say instead of easing their plight, bond coins have instead made their lives difficult as vendors, commuter buses, tuck shops and other small business are not accepting them.

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The transport sector however denies the accusations, arguing that passengers are the ones refusing to accept the coins as change, leaving them with no option but to also decline their use as fares.

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Meanwhile, the retail sector both formal and informal says the RBZ has failed to make the people appreciate the use of the bond coins.

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In Wednesday’s question and answer session in parliament, Finance Minister, Cde Patrick Chinamasa told legislators that people who prefer using rand are in fact doing themselves disfavour as the bond coins have more value.

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The RBZ introduced the bond coins on the 18th of December as an intervention to address change problems and address the pricing of goods.