The Zimbabwe anti-graft body ZACC has warned public officials handling COVID-19 materials and donations to not abuse the materials, The Herald reports.
ZACC through its chairlady Justice Loice Matanda Moyo said it was keeping an eye on the donations and all of them had to be accounted for.
Said Matanda Moyo:
The commission is aware that the Ministry of Health and Child Care has received donations of money, medical equipment and medication from individuals, business, non-governmental organisations, international organisations and the donor community on behalf of the Government of Zimbabwe,” she said.
In the past, there have been incidences of failure by the relevant authorities to account for donations of similar calamities.
The commission, therefore, implores the responsible individuals in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, from the accounting officer, those in charge of hospitals, clinics and pharmacies to put in place systems that ensure transparency, accountability and fair distribution of all the said donations.
The commission would like to warn individuals from embarking on any corrupt and fraudulent activities. Those found on the wrong side of the law will be dealt with accordingly.
ZACC which was established a year ago is yet to see a single corruption conviction even though they claim to have recovered over US $100 Million in assets and cash that was siphoned out of the system through corruption.
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