Corruption and nepotism are rife at the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA), a report claims.
An internal audit carried in 2016 by Grant Thornton exposed that most of the high-level officials at the institution are underqualified for the positions they hold.
When he addressed the ZINARA board in their inaugural meeting held on February 26, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Development Joel Biggie Matiza made the issue a high priority one. He said:
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In line with the findings of the forensic audit report the board should look into all human resources related issues including qualifications of executive management in order to engender professionalism in the organization.
Zimbabwe Morning Post sources are quoted as saying:
Some of the bosses (executive managers) were not promoted on merit but it was pure nepotism, no due process was followed at all.
It’s shocking, a person joins the organisation for one year and when an internal vacancy opens, he or she is elevated without due process or requisite qualification.
It’s all about who you know and where do you come from.
The recruitment system is just in disarray. The qualified personnel is left in the cold as relatives of bosses rise and rise.
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The Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) is a Zimbabwean government department under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development which is currently led by Joram Gumbo . Its key mandate is to ensure the maintenance of the country's roads including the major highways. Read More About Zimbabwe National Road Administration
Joel Biggie Matiza was a Zimbabwean politician and the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development. He died from Covid-19 on 22 January 2021. His death was confirmed by Nick Mangwana. Matiza was hospitalised a week before he died. He became the 4th minister to succumb... Read More About Joel Biggie Matiza