President escalates fight against corruption

President escalates fight against corruption

President escalates fight against corruption


By shadreck Gurenje - ZANU PF Information Department

President Mnangagwa has accelerated the fight against corruption citing that it is the duty of the public to strongly fight against this cancer and not leaving it to the Executive alone.

President Mnangagwa participated in a symposium to mark the UN International Anti-Corruption Day, where he strongly condemned all forms of corruption and assured citizens that those fuelling it will be dealt with severely.

Responding to several questions from the discussions, President Mnangagwa said as government, they vow to fight corruption but it will be a misfortune if citizens think it is the duty of the executive alone to fight corruption.

“As government, in our constitution there is a provision to create a commission to fight corruption. We have a commission to fight corruption and how do we fight corruption? We need support and collective effort both from the public and private sector.
“Our people think it is only the executive who have the duty to fight corruption. In fact the public itself must participate in fighting corruption. It will be a misfortune if our citizens think it is the duty of the executive alone to fight corruption.” Said President Mnangagwa.

President Mnangagwa also reiterated that as government, they are supposed to provide service to the people, and if there are ministers who are not implementing some polices, they must be reported and be questioned by the office of the President.

President Mnangagwa also said there is need to equally distribute the natural resources amongst the nation for the benefit of all Zimbabweans since they belong to everyone.

“Not every community has equal resources and some provinces have lots of minerals. So there is need to share amongst us since all these resources are national, not for one community only. We have a sovereign fund where we deposit funds for the future generations.
“As we safeguard our national interest we must not forget that we are not an island, we must open up and reform so as to grow “said President Mnangagwa.

President Mnangagwa also urged students to appreciate the type of education they are getting in Zimbabwe saying it is better to be educated and also through government educational safety nets, initiatives were introduced which witnessed over 3 million students under beam and this will continue in supporting the disadvantaged.

Speaking at the same symposium Hon Misihairabwi-Mushonga commended President Mnangagwa for accepting the invitation and listen to the voices from the general populace and she said corruption cannot be dealt with by one person but collective efforts.

The symposium was organised by the African Parliamentarians Network against Corruption, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission and Transparency International Zimbabwe Chapter.

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