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Laws Without Ethics Will Not Help - Chiri

Laws Without Ethics Will Not Help - Chiri

Auditor-General Mildred Chiri says having many laws but without ethics will not improve the performance of Government officials.

Chiri said the performance contracts recently signed by Government ministers, permanent secretaries and other senior officials might stop corruption and fraud if the moral fibre of society is restored.

Speaking in Nyanga at a media workshop recently, Chiri said the performance contracts signed by senior Government officials could make the officials implement audit reports and recommendations. Said Chiri:

What is lacking is the enforcement and implementation of audit recommendations.

This is why the Public Service Commission has introduced training on work ethics.

Moral fibre has gone down and it is necessary that we go back to basics.

We can have a lot of laws but without work ethics, they will not help.

Without work ethics, people will still find a way to commit crimes such as corruption and fraud.

Chiri said current laws, which include the Public Finance and Management Act and Audit Office Act among others, are conducive for her to discharge her work but what is lacking is the enforcement of the rules.

More: The Herald


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6 Comments

Zelensky 1 month ago

This subject is too complex .It needs brain storming .This has to do with good moral .The way you were brought up in a family .Also it needs God fearing people .The way how we operate in Zimbabwe .l doubt if this word do apply to us .The passion to serve for my country regardless of what job I'm doing .l must serve it with intergrity .This no longer exists .Our economy played a very crucial role wereby people were working earning nothing eg salary of civil sevants food for thought


youth 1 month ago

guys how is it that civil servants complain abt poor earnings
if u check well these are the ppl who drive good cars
they are all over in construction hardwares buying building equipment with hard cash USD to be specific

whats the real deal here

Ndimba Ndimba 1 month ago

She is very right. Most corrupt govt departments mentioned in her audit reports are never brought to book to account for their crimes .Corrective action is never taken at all, the reports are filed and shelved end of story. The same financial errors are repeated or done at a bigger scale the following year. If anybody is arrested its a catch and release like what happened to Obediah Moyo et al.


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

What MILDRED CHIRI is complaining about is that she is producing reports with serious allegations of suspected corruption, but those reports are swept under the carpet.

[[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE]].


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Here is one woman who has balls!
I salute you Mildred Chiri 👨🏾‍🎨👨🏾‍🎨👨🏾‍🎨


Dr Hercules 1 month ago

She s right but the emphasis is that everything must start from the top from the Executive .



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