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Zimbabwe President Says Clampdown On Corruption To Continue

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said his government will continue investigating and clamping down on corruption, as it continues to pursue goals towards achieving Vision 2030 and removing impediments towards its realisation.

Speaking at the third principals’ executive plenary meeting of Political Actors Dialogue (Polad) at State House in Harare, on Monday, President Mnangagwa announced that the National Development Strategy one will succeed the Transitional Stabilisation Programme and called for input from all sectors.

He said that his Government, which has been lauded for its anti-corruption stance, will continue arresting corrupt officials, Herald newspaper reported in its Tuesday issue.

This follows the sack of former Health and Child Care Minister Obadiah after he was implicated in a scandal involving the procurement of drugs and other sundries that were required in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The minister was detained for his role in the $60 million scandal.

“We continue to investigate corrupt activities and take swift action whenever such cases arise.

“This global health emergence has revealed weaknesses relating to our health systems initial inability to handle the emergency due to inadequate equipment and medical supplies.

“However, the Government has since directed most of its funding to fight the scourge,” Mnangagwa said.

The President invited Polad members to support the Government in coming with the National Development Strategy, which is anchored on 14 clusters and would go a long way in ensuring Zimbabwe realises its Vision 2030, to be a middle class economy.

The 14 identified national clusters are the economic growth stability, food security and nutrition; transport, infrastructure and utilities; Governance; moving the economy up the value chain and structural transformation.

The others include housing delivery; health and wellbeing; human capital development; environment protection; climate resilience and natural resources management; image building and international engagement; devolution; social protection; digital economy; and youth and culture.


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