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Vice President Mphoko blasts corrupt leaders

by Staff Reporter
25 Sep 2015 at 13:08hrs | Views
Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has castigated corrupt leaders who divert government resources to their own use.

Vice President Mphoko, who was speaking in Kwekwe, said due to such acts of corruption, the government's initiative to empower people has been derailed, leaving intended beneficiaries wallowing in poverty.

Mphoko, who is on his maiden tour of the Midlands province as Vice President, says there is need for a new culture in the allocation of resources meant to empower people.

Farm implements and inputs rolled out by the central bank a few years ago ended up benefitting a few influential people, leaving the poor deeper in poverty, noted Mphoko.

Briefing the Vice President on the state of the province, Midlands' Minister of State Jason Machaya urged the government to give serious attention to the ZISCO Steel issue as poverty continues to weigh down the Redcliff community.

Vice President Mphoko also toured the roasting plant dump processing project which is in dire need of new technologies that can process the dump valued at over 150 million dollars.

The Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe is currently looking for an investor, according to acting general manager Richard Chingodza.

The opening of the roasting plant which used to process at least 10 percent of the national gold production is set to trigger the re-opening of over 20 mines that used to supply refractory ore concentrates to the roasting plant since 1937.

Source - zbc