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Mnangagwa's Commission of inquiry rattles Harare

by Staff reporter
10 Jun 2024 at 03:44hrs | Views
The commission of inquiry appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to investigate the Harare City Council has uncovered alleged irregularities and mismanagement within the council.

Top officials, including town clerk Hosiah Chisango, are reportedly operating without contracts, with human capital director Mathew Marara creating documents to formalize their positions.

Marara has also purportedly appointed himself as the executive assistant to the town clerk, a position not recognized in the city's structures. These actions have led to concerns about mismanagement and abuse of power within the council.

Efforts to reach Chisango and Marara for comments have been unsuccessful. However, councillor George Mujajati confirmed that Chisango is indeed working without a valid contract.

The appointment of the commission of inquiry by Mnangagwa reflects growing concerns about corruption and mismanagement within the Harare City Council. The commission, chaired by retired judge Justice Maphios Cheda and including opposition politician Lucia Matibenga, has been tasked with investigating various aspects of the council's operations, including financial management, procurement practices, and adherence to legal procedures.

Local residents' associations have submitted their concerns to the commission, highlighting issues such as corruption and lack of adherence to constitutional principles by the government.

The commission of inquiry aims to thoroughly investigate and address the challenges facing the Harare City Council, with a focus on promoting transparency, accountability, and good governance within the local authority.

Source - newsday