The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) and the Zimbabwe National Pensioners Forum Trust (ZNPFT) have jointly issued a statement following reports of corruption by the two organisations. In a statement, seen by Pindula News, NSSA and ZNFT say the allegations originated from individuals who are threatened by NSSA’s success. The two organisations were constituted to provide social security and promote the welfare of pensioners. We present the joint statement below.
NSSA and ZNFT are aware of threads circulating via WhatsApp alleging various acts of corruption and misgovernance. The threads are from sources that are threatened by NSAA’s success and are determined to tarnish the image of NSSA and ZNFT. This is a deliberate ploy to derail the good work that the two have jointly accomplished in improving the welfare of pensioners. It is meant to sow seeds of confusion and disdain and should be dismissed with the contempt it deserves.
The Board and Management of NSSA have a responsibility to protect the authority’s integrity in the interest of all Zimbabweans. NSSA is an organisation anchored on the tenets of honesty, transparency and accountability. As part of the transformation, Management introduced a whistle-blower policy. This is promoted through adverts in the media posters and whistle-blower boxes at strategic places at all NSSA offices. The Authority also has an Integrity Committee which collaborates with the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission in the fight against corruption.
Given the above, it is regretful that there is a small clique that is bent on derailing the transformation journey and taking the organisation back to the dark days of non-accountability, poor service delivery and personal enrichment. NSSA will vigorously pursue all means to nip this cancerous scourge in the bud. The public is advised to dismiss the malicious content circulation and wait for due process to take its course.