Govt gives ZACC clout

07 Sep, 2018 - 00:09 0 Views

The Herald

Freeman Razemba Senior Reporter
The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has commended Government for availing enough funds to enhance efficiency in the fight against corruption.

ZACC investigations committee head Commissioner Goodson Nguni said the commission would continue making efforts to stamp out corruption and has enough resources.

“The Government availed funds for us and bought vehicles and computers for our operations,” he said. “We were also given the nod to employ more people and to open up more offices countrywide.”

Comm Nguni said the previous Government led by former president Mr Robert Mugabe did not assist them and failed to finance their operations.

“We would like to thank the Government led by President Mnangagwa for supporting us,” he said. “The previous Government failed to assist and support us and they were even refusing to fund us for our operations.”

Comm Nguni did not disclose the amount of money that was availed to them by Government.

“All I can say is that we were given enough funds to enhance our operations and to open up new offices countrywide,” he said.

On Wednesday, ZACC said plans were at an advanced stage of setting up a Special Investigating Team that will target companies and banks involved in any shady deals and violating the country’s  laws.

The team, that will be supported by the Zimbabwe Republic Police, will also target retailers and food outlets who are not banking cash, but channelling it to the parallel market for sale at a  premium.

In May, President Mnangagwa established a Special Anti-Corruption Unit housed in the Office of the President and Cabinet to improve efficiency in the fight against all forms of graft and to strengthen the effectiveness of national mechanisms for the prevention of corruption.

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