The Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC)’s so-called Change Champion in Chief, Nelson Chamisa, has condemned the government’s decision to provide free home solar energy systems for top officials funded by taxpayers.
Speaking during an interview with NewZimbabwe.com on Sunday, Chamisa accused the country’s current crop of leaders is self-serving.
On Sunday, a local private weekly publication reported that at least 100 top government officials, including service chiefs, are having solar panels installed at their homes at the taxpayers’ expense to cushion them and their families from the inconveniences of rolling electricity outages.
Responding to the development, Chamisa said that it is the nature of bad leaders to have wrong priorities. Said Chamisa:
The current leadership has a mindset problem. It is self-centered and very primitive.
Such priorities are similar to those of a goat which simply chooses to eat where it is tethered.
Leaders must avail public goods and services for the people. Once you start arranging privileges for yourself. You will not see the problems around.
The reality is that our country is in deep problems economically, politically and socially.
The country needs a radical transformation, a reformation of manners and a value reset upon a moral revolution. Leadership is about ethics, public service, integrity, accountability and responsibility.
Wrong leadership always has wrong priorities. You cannot expect good priorities from bad leaders.
Leadership is about values. It is a matrix of ethics, integrity and morals. I don’t blame the tail or the senior civil servants.
The head leads. The tone is set at the top. We can’t blame the tail for a dysfunctional head. Leaders must be accountable.