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20 Oct 2015 at 14:29hrs | Views
Government business in Zimbabwe is set to present a rejuvenated front after Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko took to task additional duties accorded to him by H.E President Mugabe to maintain a check and balance role on the performance of Cabinet Ministers.

Vice President Mphoko's additional tasks speak volumes of government's commitment to provide the bemoaned political will to restore proper corporate governance. Serious investors in this regard should come forth and exploit the opportunities in Zimbabwe's recuperating economy.

The advent of Results Based Management (RBM) system will see confidence in government activities resuscitated especially when the VP noticed the urgent need to undo the vice of corruption which has been adversely undoing any efforts towards proper corporate governance.

The paradigm shift to RBM is certainly going to be punctuated by a myriad of shocking developments if it is going to yield any results. Ministers in this case are forced to shape up or ship out for meaningful progress to be realized. Zimbabwe has been dogged by a plethora of problems wearing all kinds of faces hence the revival era has to be robust, precise and on point.

It is at this juncture that seat fillers need to appear to be doing something to avoid an embarrassing ouster from the cabinet. Concerning corrupt tendencies, it is also high time inconsistent and corrupt individuals face the wrath of the law by means of custodial sentences.

This will however, not be a sinister case given Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka was fired in Tanzania over corrupt activities. Such cracking of the whip on the ministers should send a stern message to the rest of public service providers to perform up to the expectations and targets that have been set for them.

The development gives hope to the potential resurrection of parastatals such as Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (ARDA) and other sectors which fall under the food security category. These entities have been marred by mismanagement consequently threatening food security.

Literary every ministry should thus be charged with resuscitating viability of their respective business units. What this basically means is the Honourables should now think outside the box and justify the tax payers' monies.

The cracking of the whip again comes in handy to boost the base of investors in Zimbabwe. As ministers jostle for relevance they cultivate the ground for productive competition which translates to the creation of trade and business opportunities.

Vice President Mphoko's sentiments ‘it's not going to be business as usual' helps the nation to look forward the transformation that is set to change the lives of many.

Source - Caitlin Kamba
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