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When Tendai Biti was appointed the Minister of Finance in 2009 he walked into a ministry with no resources at all. Total tax receipts were about $25 million a month and civil servants were getting $5 a month in the local currency. In year one he raised revenues to $75 million a month, year two it was $140 million a month, year three $200 million a month and in year four $250 million a month. This was 10 times what was available to the state at the start of the GNU.