Pub­lic must join fight against cor­rup­tion

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

ED­I­TOR — While the Govern­ment should spear­head the fight against cor­rup­tion through in­ves­ti­ga­tion and pros­e­cu­tion, the pub­lic have a much greater role to play.

There is need to im­prove tech­nol­ogy in var­i­ous pub­lic sec­tors to in­crease ef­fi­ciency and feed­back as was done at the pass­ports of­fice.

The form of cor­rup­tion af­flict­ing our na­tion is not in­sti­tu­tion­alised but rather it is pock­ets of em­ploy­ees (chefs to jan­i­tors) who take ad­van­tage of the vul­ner­a­bil­ity of the pub­lic. There are also those big wigs dip­ping into the cookie jar of pub­lic funds for their own ends. The pub­lic should be an or­gan­ised lot.

There is need for ev­ery­one to con­duct their busi­ness or ac­tiv­i­ties ac­cord­ing to the dic­tates of the law. Re­spect the du­ra­tion of all pro­cesses and not rush things.

How many peo­ple do we have driv­ing to­day on our streets yet they failed their driv­ing tests?

How many peo­ple smug­gle goods into the coun­try, bribe the po­lice etc? In most cases it is not the peo­ple in charge who ask for a bribe, it is those who want to beat the sys­tem who make the first move.

Cor­rup­tion is our fight, it is what we face daily in so­ci­ety and we have the re­sources to fight it if we want.

Pub­lic trans­porters should make their trans­port doc­u­ments avail­able to the pub­lic. This in­cludes route per­mits, road­wor­thi­ness cer­tifi­cate and driver re­quire­ments.

The pub­lic should shun all ser­vices that don`t com­ply with the law.If we have trans­parency it should be dif­fi­cult to con­tinue cor­rupt prac­tices. We need to suf­fo­cate the can­cer.

Even if it means turn­ing against fam­ily or friends to kill cor­rup­tion, let it be done, be­cause it is no dif­fer­ent from ter­ror­ism .It makes no sense to cry cor­rup­tion when our fam­ily and friends are in­volved in cor­rupt ac­tiv­i­ties. B Gede, Via Email WHILE the idea of com­mand agri­cul­ture must be ap­plauded in prin­ci­ple, I am sur­prised that there hasn’t been more de­lib­er­ate think­ing from other quar­ters on this. For one thing, I thought maize was never our sta­ple food his­tor­i­cally. We should be con­cen­trat­ing on small grains like in­yawuthi/mhunga, up­hoko/zviyo, am­a­bele/map­funde, in­dumba/nyemba, amazam­bane/nzungu etc. Our fore­fa­thers adopted these grains be­cause they are largely drought re­sis­tant. In ad­di­tion, they are more nu­tri­tious and re­quire less fer­tilis­ers than maize. — Den­ver Chi­rombo

THE so-called NERA is out to cause anar­chy in Zim­babwe. They have to keep burn­ing tyres in or­der to at­tract im­pe­ri­al­is­tic at­ten­tion so that Zim­babwe re­mains a coun­try un­der the spot­light. Po­lice should pro­tect cit­i­zens from these el­e­ments that seek to desta­bilise our govern­ment and our coun­try. The courts should also re­alise that these demon­stra­tions are not done in good faith and our peo­ple need to be pro­tected. — Fun­gai Murimi.

IT is un­for­tu­nate that Zim­bab­weans have be­gun to em­brace the cul­ture of vi­o­lence as ad­vo­cated by op­po­si­tion po­lit­i­cal par­ties. That cul­ture will in­evitably spill over to other ar­eas of well­ness. The rip­ple ef­fects of erod­ing of the val­ues of ubuntu/ hunhu are far reach­ing. Let us pro­mote peace and to­geth­er­ness in Zim­babwe. — Rachel Moyo.

DY­NAMOS needs to wake up and re­alise that there must be changes to the way it ap­proaches the game. This sea­son has been poor and while it is easy to blame the coach­ing staff, play­ers should also get their share. They can do bet­ter. — Wash­ing­ton DeMbare.

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