The president has said he is appalled and concerned by funds mismanagement and corruption by local authorities officials, the Herald reports.
ED was speaking at the Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe (UCAZ) when he said:
I am concerned by appalling levels of corruption and mismanagement of public funds and properties by both councillors and council officials who play hide-and-seek with Government officials in the process of financial management.Those who are prone to corruption, the sun is setting. As public servants, your duty is to protect such public assets in your local authorities for the improvement of the welfare of your communities.
I exhort you to guard against putting self-interests ahead of serving the electorate and those who engage in corrupt activities shall be punished. Forewarned is forearmed. You must monitor the activities of your fellow councillors and council officials in order to get rid of councils and indeed our society of this cancer of corruption
The President dissolved the old ZACC and set up a new commission headed by foreign affairs Minister’s wife Justice Loice Matanda Moyo.
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