Amandla omhlaba angavala ukuzimela kokukhiqizwa kwemithi yokugomela i-Covid-19

Arthur Greene

Izwe laseMelika lilungiselela ukuphoqa izinkampani ezinkulu ezithaka imithi ukuba zinikele ngezimfihlo zemithi yazo yokugomela i-Covid-19, kuvuleke umnyango wokwandiswa kokuhlinzekwa kwemithi yokugoma emazweni asathuthuka.

Umkhandlu kaMengameli uJoe Biden umemezele ukwesekwa kwawo yi-World Trade Organisation (i-WTO) ukuhoxisa amalungelo obunikazi emithini yokugoma, kanti ne-European Union ithe izobuye ixoxe ngalolu hlelo. Izinkampani ezithaka imishanguzo zilwa nalokhu, kanti iJalimane okwamanje iyaphikisana nalesi sinyathelo.

Lezi zindaba ziza njengoba igebe likhula phakathi kwamazwe acebile nampofu.

I-Financial Times ibike ukuthi iNingizimu Afrika ingelinye lamazwe angagonyiwe kakhulu e-Afrika, njengoba kube nomthamo owodwa kuphela osuhlinzekiwe kubantu abangama-200. Izwe elilodwa ezwenikazi elinerekhodi elibi yi-Democratic Republic of Congo.

Amazwe ampofu njengamanje abhekene nokushoda okukhulu kwemithi yokugoma, ngakho-ke asengozini yokuthinteka elinye igagasi le-coronavirus.

I-India, isibonelo, isanda kukhuphuka ngokutheleleka kwabantu abayizigidi ezingama-20, nohlelo lwezempilo lwalelizwe manje selusengcupheni yokuwa.

Isinyathelo sokuyekisa amalungelo obunikazi siqale saphakanyiswa ezingeni lomhlaba yiNingizimu Afrika kanye ne-India ngoMfumfu ngowezi-2020, kodwa kuze kube manje, siphikiswe ngeminye yeminotho emikhulu emhlabeni, kubandakanya i-EU, i-UK kanye ne-Canada.

“Lokhu kuyinkinga yezempilo emhlabeni jikelele,” uKatherine Tai, omele ezohwebo eMelika, esitatimendeni esibhaliwe ememezela isinqumo seMelika uthe. “Izimo ezejwayelekile zobhubhane lwe-Covid-19 zifuna izinyathelo ezingavamile.”

Lesi sinyathelo sizovumela izinkampani emhlabeni wonke ukuthi zizithuthukise ngaphandle kokwesaba ukumangalelwa yizinkampani ezinkulu ezenza imithi ezisayilawulayo njengamanje.

Lokhu, futhi, kungahle kuvumele ukukhiqizwa kwemithi yokugoma ukuba kukhushulwe, okuholele ekutholakaleni okukhulu kwemithamo engabizi kakhulu emazweni ampofu emhlabeni.

Kodwa-ke, ukuze i-WTO inikeze ilayisense lesi sinyathelo, wonke amazwe ayi-164 angamalungu kufanele avumelane ngazwi linye, futhi isiphakamiso besivele sivinjelwe ngoNdasa.

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