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Corruption rampant within the informal sector

By Byron Mutingwende Corruption remains high in the informal sector despite spirited efforts by Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) to address the vice. Cross-border traders said on Friday 2 December 2016 that there is rampant corruption at the borders, especially following the enactment of the Statutory Instrument (SI)...

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TIZ capacitates CBOs to fight corruption

By Byron Mutingwende Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ), through its Community Mobilisation and Advocacy (CMA) unit has targeted community-based organisations (CBOs) to capacitate their leaders to be able to train their members to craft initiatives to fight against corruption. Speaking at the Methodist Women’s Centre in Epworth during...

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Parliamentarians play crucial role in curbing corruption

By Byron Mutingwende Parliamentarians play a crucial role in curbing corruption through creating legislation that enhances access to justice and fair distribution of resources. The Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC), a unit of Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) led by its Team Leader, Danai Mabuto engaged the...

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‘Digitalize land system to avoid corruption’

BY Tariro Guwira Mutare- Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) has called for the digitalisation of the land registry system after a survey revealed that 60 percent of people in Mutare paid a bribe to access land at City Council. Speaking at a Land Corruption Stakeholder dialogue meeting last week...

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Bogus Co-ops to be flashed out

By Tariro Guwira Mutare- Ministry of small and medium enterprises (SME’S) and Transparency International in Zimbabwe has launched a survey to sweep out bogus housing cooperatives that have duped desperate and innocent people their money. Speaking at a stakeholders meeting last week Mutare District Co-operatives Development officer in...

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Political dynamics, appointments and rule of law under spotlight

By Byron Mutingwende The Zimbabwe Manpower Development (ZIMDEF) scandal brought to the spotlight the political dynamics, appointments and issues of transparency and accountability in public finance management in far as dealing with corruption is concerned. Speaking at a policy dialogue dubbed “The Political Economy of Corruption and...

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Zimbabwe’s land governance system susceptible to corruption

By Byron Mutingwende The demolition of houses that belonged to thousands of people settled at Morecambe area in Harare South Constituency on Wednesday 26 October 2016 near the Mbudzi People’s Market brought to the fore the susceptibility of the land governance system to corruption. The demolitions come...

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Partnerships, community engagement spur the realisation of SDGs

By Byron Mutingwende The government involvement and commitment to the United Nations systems coupled with the support of the development partners, civil society organisations, national associations, the media and community leaders and members will lead to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In his statement...

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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...