THE elimination of bond notes, which has been called for by many, will not solve Zimbabwe’s fundamental economic problems, economists have argued. The country has suffered chronic economic distress for more than two decades, of which, lately, a currency crisis has been the face, they say. This has created a villain of bond notes, which were introduced in 2016, with many blaming much of the country’s current hardships on the surrogate currency said to be backed by an African Export-Import Bank facility. On this backdrop, the new government has indicated that it intends to make some monetary changes, starting with the elimination of bond notes. Economists have however warned that any reform programme that is not focused on fundamentals, with…