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Government involvement in REDD+ a step in the right direction

By Byron Mutingwende The involvement of the government in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+) will complement efforts by the private sector players and non-governmental organisations in bringing tangible benefits to communities. Speaking at a meeting to assess the potential impact of...

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SMEs susceptible to corruption

By Byron Mutingwende Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are susceptible to corruption due to the fact that the majority of them are informal traders who are not fully aware of the policy legislative and institutional frameworks that exist to govern their sector, Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ)...

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Ensure transparency and accountability in public finance management: CSOs

By Byron Mutingwende Zimbabwean civil society organisations (CSOs) have called for transparency and accountability in public finance management. This emerged at a workshop organized by the Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD) at its Harare office meant to empower citizens to demand and influence transparent and...

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Government appointments should be transparent

The appointment of Simba Chikore as the Chief Operations Officer at Air Zimbabwe has brought to the fore the need for transparency when recruiting for the government or state-owned enterprises, Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) has said. From a definitional standpoint, a state is a type of...

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PRESS RELEASE | No excuse for corruption in Jonathan Moyo’s case

By Byron Mutingwende Social media was awash over the weekend with discussions by those against and those for the revelations by the media that the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Jonathan Moyo abused funds meant for developments in his own sector’s capacity development for his...

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NEW: The 2015 Annual State of Corruption Report

The 2015 Annual State of Corruption Report: Political Economy of Corruption and the Battle for Accountability in Zimbabwe 2000-2015 was made possible due to the support of the Swedish Embassy and the European Union. Download Report ...

Addressing corruption stimulates development

By Byron Mutingwende Corruption is one of the biggest barriers to development hence the vice calls for a holistic approach by stakeholders in addressing it. This emerged at the official launch of the 2015 Annual State of Corruption Report by Transparency International Zimbabwe that was held at The Venue in...

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Christianity against corruption

By Byron Mutingwende The church has added its voice to the anti-corruption crusade as the vice undermines society’s capacity to develop. That emerged during a prayer summit against corruption that was organised by Grace International Zimbabwe Ministries at the Dorothea Mission in Harare’s Kambuzuma High Density Suburb. Speaking...

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Impunity, corruption hampering service delivery: ALAC

By Byron Mutingwende Corruption is rampant in the land governance system in Zimbabwe and is most pronounced in the urban areas where there is a housing backlog and high demand for land among the growing population, the Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) has said. ALAC -...

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TI-Z promotes beneficial ownership of REDD+ project in Mbire

By Byron Mutingwende The idea of bringing a business-like approach to forest conservation, using Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) schemes is progressive if values of transparency and accountability are enshrined within this framework. This was revealed during a community awareness outreach exercise on climate...

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Land for vote buying a corrupt exercise

By Byron Mutingwende The issue whereby the Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere clashed with President Robert Mugabe over the sale of land earmarked for Zanu PF youths is a corrupt vote-buying gimmick, Transparency International Zimbabwe has said. “The use of land for...

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Zimbabwe geared for REDD+ projects

By Byron Mutingwende Zimbabwe has embarked on the Reduction in Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in developing countries (REDD+) with a pilot project being undertaken in the Hwange Sanyati Biodiversity Corridor (HSBC). To get the ball rolling, there was a training done to stakeholders meant to...

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Corruption in land administration negatively affecting livelihoods

By Byron Mutingwende The livelihoods of men and women in Africa, Zimbabwe included, are negatively affected by corrupt practices in land administration and land deals, it has emerged. This emerged at a policy dialogue held at Monomotapa Legacy Hotel by Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) as part its...

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Anti-corruption drive needs corresponding cultural response

By Byron Mutingwende The fight against corruption requires the corresponding cultural response at the institutional or individual level as measured through attitudes, behaviours and knowledge of the society, Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) has said. The sentiments were expressed during TIZ’s third National Anti-Corruption Stakeholder Policy Dialogue aimed...

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ZACC squabbles will compromise anti-graft body’s mandate

By Byron Mutingwende The managers and the nineteen suspended investigating officers at the Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission (ZACC) have resorted to hurling brickbats at one another, compromising the anti-graft body’s capacity to effectively execute its mandate. ZACC Spokesperson, Phyllis Chikundura, revealed in an interview that the 19...

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Corruption impacts all facets of life

By Byron Mutingwende The cost of corruption cuts across the economic, political and social spheres of life, it has emerged. This was brought to the fore at the 2015 Annual State of Corruption series validation workshop and policy dialogue on the political, social and economic cost of...

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Inconsistency on importation policy will spur corruption: TIZ

By Byron Mutingwende The government’s policy inconsistency on the importation of certain goods is reactionary and has the counter-effect of increasing corruption, Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) has said. The TIZ statements come in the wake of massive demonstrations and protests at Beitbridge Border Post a few days...