Activities at all roadblocks countrywide will soon be monitored under the computerised Ministry of Home Affairs Integrated ICT System.
This was said by Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Kazembe Kazembe during a wide-ranging interview with The Manica Post on the sidelines of the Lotteries and Gaming Board induction workshop in Mutare last week.
The system is expected to go a long way in eradicating corruption by police officers at roadblocks. Said Kazembe:
The Ministry of Home Affairs Integrated ICT System is all about smart policing, which is part of the integrated solution. Police officers at roadblocks will be monitored from the office.
When fully implemented, the system will curb corruption at the roadblocks. We will also have computerised crime and traffic management systems. We will have gadgets that will police the police officers.
On the issue of passports, Kazembe said a computerised system will also help eradicate corruption in the immigration and civil registration system. He said:
If the registration system is fully computerised, we will be able to remove the human interface element as people will apply for their passports from the comfort of their homes or offices, thereby eliminating corruption.
Technology is the solution in the fight against corruption since no one can bribe it. We should be moving ahead as soon as Treasury avails the resources.