Stop corruption

EDITOR — The government is largely made up of people who are over 65 years of age yet the Constitution  stipulates that the  pensionable age of a Zimbabwean  is 65 years.

We are shooting ourselves in the foot.

A study of the top government workers shows they are past their retirement age.

Infact, if they were medicine prescribed by a doctor, Zimbabweans could be taking expired medication.

This makes voting for an over 65-year-old a mockery of one’s intelligence. Ignorance makes its owner a liability. The price paid is high. If people think getting educated is expensive, let them try ignorance.

What is also worrisome is  how and why pension bodies continue to calculate and deduct dues from these  illegal workers.

To stop corruption, we need people of a good moral standing. Such people must form an anti-corruption body which is independent.

As long as we have corrupt people in our midst, we will not change anything, it will end up as window dressing.

It is one thing to identify a wrong and it is quite another to  put it right.

In short, we need to see action  not lip service. And everyone must be brought under the microscope. No sacred bulls or cows.

Forward with zero tolerance on corruption.


Comments (2)

As sad as it may seem that the government is full of old people we must not overlook the fact that the young would all prefer to work for the private sector since it pays better. I have also worked for the government and soon after gaining my experience and qualification I moved on. The real problem came when they changed policies privatising some state institutes that needed to remain in state ownership. Everywhere you go across the globe the highest paying institute is the government and it is not the case with Zimbabwe. Until this anomaly has been corrected then there will always be corruption in the country.

PN Makaya - 24 March 2014

Something needs to be speedily done in Mashonaland East province. The chief Inspector from public service has run amok in terms of corruption. He is single handedly deploying teachers in the whole province. Teachers with qualifications in building and carpentry are being deployed to teach ECD classes obviously after some financial transaction have taken place. The man is doing harm than good to the education system To make matters worse he is not a teacher by profession and would wonder how this man will make effective decison

Jongwe - 30 April 2014

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