Public must join fight against corruption
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.