National Aids Council Bosses Being Investigated For Tender Scandals, Sexual Harassment, Abuse Of Funds

The Herald reports that the Gender Commission is investigating cases involving sexual harassment at the National Aids Council (NAC), while the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission is looking at the tender scandals.

The Nac board has instituted a special audit that intended to specifically look at issues of fuel, travel and subsistence allowances and procurement. Information gathered by The Herald indicates that NAC board chairman, Dr Evaristo Marowa, who is being accused of offering consultancy services through CompreHealth; a company he is affiliated to, has since indicated intention to resign citing these and other allegations levelled against him. However in an interview Marowa said he will only resign after all allegations against had been cleared.

Nac executive director Dr Tapuwa Magure is said to have decided to conclude his official duties at the expiration of his contract next month. Magure’s contract was recently extended by the NAC board by a further year to give room for a smooth hand-over, take-over. Magure has served more than two terms which is against new regulations governing term of office for executives in State enterprises. Magure is also facing allegations of “inappropriate” relationships with a number of his female subordinates. The Herald reports Magure has since declared some of the relationships with his subordinates as legal and in line with customary marriage which raises issues in relation to good corporate governance practices.

More: Chronicle

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