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Harare Mayor Mafume Criticises Corruption In The Council

Harare Mayor Mafume Criticises Corruption In The Council

Harare Mayor, Councillor Jacob Mafume has criticised corruption in the local government authority saying action must be taken to curb the rot.

Mafume made the remarks during the council’s Audit committee workshop.

Using the viral example of Blinart Investments which won the tender to supply 173 laptops at USD9 264.48 each, the Mayor said the council will not hesitate to act against workers who are corrupt as this has seen the local authority lose money. He said:

We need to look at our systems and act to arrest leakages and as audit, such activities need to be our must-dos, as the internal eyes for council.

While local authorities blame poor service delivery on a lack of adequate resources, research suggests that corruption is regarded as one of the leading factors that have contributed to the demise of subnational governments.

Zimbabwe has experienced widespread corruption in virtually all levels and tiers of government as well as all sectors of the economy, according to Public Administration expert, Dr Tawanda Zinyama, a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe.

While Harare has been struggling to provide basic services such as sewer reticulation, garbage collection and provision of potable water, there have been reports that senior officials in the council have been converting council funds to personal use.

The billing system was also said to be vulnerable to abuse amid reports that some officials had parallel accounts and additional swipe machines they used to pocket council money.

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9 Comments

Maparamuro 4 months ago

It's a national cancer, Noone is exempt. It's good to admit the existence of the problem because only then can solutions be found and appropriate action taken


mtt 4 months ago

ccc = zanu. vote Strive for success!!


Sixpence 4 months ago

Iwe uchatinetsa pano. Strive akabvirotaura Kate in 2008 kuti he is a businessman not a politician. He has even retired from his company. What makes you think he wants to come out of retirement to take Zimbabwean problems on his shoulders?

He is comfortable in London, and is not interested in our potholes, using candles or boiling borehole water for his bath. please leave him to enjoy his hard earned money

mtt 4 months ago

akakonewa kurana tuckshop hypermarket kumakata. vote Strive. zvoto zvine mazera.


mtt 4 months ago

sanctions must go!! kuwigwa urombo nanaRamaposa mabinga emuZim achiti hakuna masanction kudzidza kwacho uripy ma**** ega ega


Diaspora 4 months ago

U are mentally and technically traumatized (mtt). Shame on you

mtt 4 months ago

sanctions must go!! kuwigwa urombo nanaRamaposa mabinga emuZim achiti hakuna masanction kudzidza kwacho uripy ma**** ega ega


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mtt 4 months ago

@Diaspora ndimwi maempty vessels ano believe macomments anaBiti yeeconomy muchikanganwa kuti haasi economist kwake kulaw anotokonewa zvekuti i rate him the least kulaw yacho yaakadzidzira. vp is the minister of health saka musabelieve nhema


mtt 4 months ago

@Diaspora muri champion yezvituko nekunemera mofunga zvamaita kumombe kutukana pano ndipemafacts machewe.wisdom and knowledge not for everyone and i bet hauna maths iwe



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