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It Appears Mnangagwa Is Fueling The Rot At NSSA - ZCTU

It Appears Mnangagwa Is Fueling The Rot At NSSA - ZCTU

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has blamed President Emmerson Mnangagwa for the unending corruption at the National Social Security Authority (NSSA).

ZCTU’s remarks follow recent reports that the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) had invaded and camped at NSSA’s headquarters in Harare to investigate complaints of alleged malpractices, corruption, and corporate governance failures, among other issues.

NSSA general manager, Arthur Manase, pledged to end the culture of corruption which has bedevilled the authority since its inception.

ZCTU acting secretary-general, Runesu Dzimiri told Alois Vinga of on Thursday that Mnangagwa was failing to find a lasting solution to the problems. Dzimiri is quoted as saying:

Corruption scandals at NSSA are no longer newsworthy. They have become a permanent staple theme; it appears President Emmerson Mnangagwa is fueling the rot by continuously failing to find a lasting solution.

What saddens us is the continued silence by top authorities despite the “movie style” embezzlement of funds.

The trade unionists questioned the rationale behind the appointment of an “equally suspicious” and compromised labour ministry to serve as a co-investigator into the alleged corruption allegations.

Dzimiri criticised NSSA for ignoring its critical role of mobilising savings for the payment of social security, and the economic development of Zimbabwe.

He lamented over the “sustained trend” of “catch and release” when dealing with suspects who have embezzled NSSA funds in the past. 

When contacted for comment earlier, NSSA spokesperson, Tendai Mutseyekwa, downplayed the allegations, describing them as a ploy to tarnish the company’s management.

Dzimiri’s remarks come after the president threatened on Sunday to “make heads roll” at the association over reports of corruption saying ” NSSA has been a thorn in our flesh.”

The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Paul Mavima, also instructed the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) board to investigate corruption allegations.

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The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) has announced the examination fees for the 2022 Grade Six, Grade Seven, Ordinary Level and Advanced Level candidates.
The Government will subside examination fees by 55% for candidates in Public schools, Local Authority schools and not for profit Mission Schools.
All candidates in private schools and colleges, including private candidates in public schools, will pay the full cost of the examination fees. ZIMSEC said in a statement:
The 2022 examination fees are pegged against the USD. However, parents and guardians are advised to pay the fees at the prevailing interbank rate, as of 22 July 2022, which will be communicated by ZIMSEC to all centres.
Payments in USD are not to be made or accepted by school/centre heads. Parents and Guardians must make payments at their respective centres during the period 22 July to 29 July 2022.
Below is a table of the approved 2022 Examination registration fees:
Examination LevelUSD Portion Paid by Candidates (Public schools, local authority and not for profit Mission schools) Payable ONLY in ZWL at interbank rate as at 22 July 2022USD Portion Paid by Government (Subsidy)USD Total Fees (Private school, college and private candidates) Payable ONLY in ZWL at interbank rate as at 22 July 2022Grade 7 (2022) (Termly fees For ALL subjects)$10.00$12.00$22.00Grade 6 (2022) (Termly fees for ALL subjects)$5.00$6.00$11.00Ordinary Level (Per subject)$11.00$13.00$24.00Advanced Level (Per subject)$22.00$26.00$48.00
ZIMSEC urged parents and/or guardians as well as candidates to take heed of the registration period of 22 July to 29 July 2022 and the closing dates that will be given to them by their respective school or centre to avoid inconveniences. ZIMSEC said:
No payments should be made directly into the ZIMSEC account by Parents/ Guardians, centres are requested not to allow individual candidates to make their own deposits into the ZIMSEC Account.
There will be no late registration for November 2022 examinations.
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