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Mnangagwa insincere in fighting corruption

26 Jun 2020 at 07:31hrs | Views
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has been talking tough, saying he abhorred graft which has been blamed for accelerating economic decline.

In support of his pronouncement, I think all leadership positions should be filled by people known to have ethical values.

Let them be interviewed publicly and be required to declare their assets.

Leaders such as ministers, deputies, permanent secretaries, parastatal heads, chief executives and board members among others should be people of integrity who have a track record. I am sure if this is adhered to, together with the other strategies, we will get there. We may also copy other countries' models to ensure ethical practice by our executives.

Leaders such as former Public Service minister Priscah Mupfumira, who was dragged before the courts for alleged misappropriation of public funds should face the music and the President should allow due process of the law to operate without fear or favour.

The same thing should happen in the case of Health

and Child Care minister Obadiah Moyo who stands accused of mishandling US$60 million donated funds to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

If Mnangagwa is really honesty in the fight against corruption, I am sure all of his Cabinet ministers would be behind bars to date.

Source - newsday
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