President Mnangagwa to lead 5th anti-corruption day commemorations

by | Jul 8, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

Brian Rungano Temba

President Emmerson Mnangagwa will lead the country`s commemoration of the African anti-corruption day on Sunday, July 11.

The new dispensation under President Mnangagwa has adopted a no corruption stance which has seen the establishment of an anti-corruption court and a Special Anti-Corruption Unit in the office of the President.

In a statement, ZACC Spokesperson Commissioner John Makamure said the President`s address will give fresh impetus to the National Anti-Corruption Strategy which was launched last year.

“For Zimbabwe, this year’s commemorations come at an opportune time following the launch on 11 July 2020 of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) by His Excellency the President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa.

The day will therefore mark the first anniversary of the NACS and witness the launch of the ZACC Institutional Strategic Plan (2021 – 2023) that is Integrated Results Based Management compliant,” said Commissioner Makamure.

Explaining the platform which President Mnangagwa is set to launch, Commissioner Makamure said; “This provides a platform for ZACC, and indeed Zimbabwe, to assess the progress made so far in the implementation of the strategic document which is critical in the fight against the cancer of corruption today and tomorrow.”

This year’s commemorations run under the theme, “Regional Economic Communities: Critical Actors in the implementation of the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combatting Corruption” It also seeks to assess the continent’s performance on domestication of legislation such as African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (AUCPCC).

The AUCPCC is an African commitment to eradicate corruption which Zimbabwe is a signatory since 2006.