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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...

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TI Z enforces Article 16 for transparent and accountable implementation of SDGs

By Byron Mutingwende Transparency International has welcomed the fact that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have included the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provision of access to justice for all and the building of effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. The...

Pastor Evan Mawarire, the brains behind #ThisFlag campaign

This flag campaign a fight to end corruption, bad governance and looting

Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) has hailed the campaign by Pastor Evan Mawarire as an initiative that needs the support of all citizens to take action and voice their concerns against corruption, bad governance and looting of resources. The campaign reached its crescendo on the 16 of...

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ZACC mandate not a public relations platform.

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE The leading independent anti-graft body, Transparency International Zimbabwe has said that it is foolhardy for the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) to divert from its core mandate and concentrate on sprucing up its public image. The remarks follow state-media reports to the effect that the...

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TIZ prescribes alternatives to address rampant corruption in local authorities

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) has prescribed a cocktail of alternatives meant to address rampant corruption in local authorities. The recommendations follow a plethora of increasing cases of corruption in the local authorities, a development that has negatively impacted service delivery. The Executive Director of TIZ,...

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ALAC, partners successfully host joint anti-corruption campaign

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE Various stakeholders in partnership with Transparency international Zimbabwe (TIZ)’s Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) unit successfully hosted a joint mobile legal aid campaign that attracted people from various walks of life. The joint mobile legal aid clinic was held by ALAC with its...

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TIZ Informal Sector Anti-corruption Advocacy gets buy-in from vendors

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE Attempts to regulate the growing informal sector are often tainted in corruption, a development that has seen the leading independent anti-graft body, Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) stepping up its advocacy work in dealing with the vice. The Zimbabwe National Statistical Agency (ZIMSTAT) 2014 Report...

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TIZ, Supreme Court scuttle plot to defraud former mine workers

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE The intervention of Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) and the Supreme Court have put on halt alleged attempts to defraud fired employees of their retrenchment package and other benefits by Freda Rebecca Mine and the Associated Mine Workers Union of Zimbabwe (AMWUZ). In a determination...

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Speak with one voice against corruption – Youths urged

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE A youth dialogue meeting against corruption revealed that the fight against the vice requires sharing expertise locally and globally and the involvement of citizens and stakeholders to speak with one voice on tackling it. This emerged at a meeting held at Moto Republik on...

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Monopoly and discretion without accountability fuelling corruption

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE The last three months have witnessed the surfacing of grand cases of corruption, with that at the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) being the most recent, as monopoly and discretion without accountability were blamed for the proliferation of graft among the institutions. In March, President...

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Security officers robbing diamond panners in Marange

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE Security officers including soldiers and the police are allegedly robbing illegal diamond miners of valuables including cash, cellphones and diamonds. Three weeks ago, Callistas Kusangaya (34) illegally got into the diamond mining area belonging to DMC with four others and dug for the gemstones. On...

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Speaker sets right tone for good governance

BY BYRON MUTINGWENDE The Speaker of the National Assembly, Jacob Mudenda has set the right tone for the advancement of democracy, the protection of human rights, the upholding of the rule of law and promoting good governance which are important ingredients for transparent and accountable societies. Mudenda...