Don't pay bribes, scholarships free: Mushohwe

HARARE - Information minister and presidential scholarships director Christopher Mushohwe has reiterated that their bursaries “are for free” and people must not pay bribes to enter the programmes.

This comes after reports that some people, including a man in the Office of the President and Cabinet, had solicited for bribes to recruit applicants or students for the scholarships.

“Following the allegations in newspapers... on acts of fraud by an official in the Presidential Scholarship Department... government is perturbed and disturbed by such allegations,” Mushohwe, who has administered the fund for decades, said.

The long-serving Cabinet minister also said the programme, which is run by President Robert Mugabe, is awarded to “deserving applicants after serious considerations by a committee of senior government officials”.

“Government wishes to appeal to the public and or all former applicants to report any solicitation for bribes in cash or kind by any officials or members of the public as consideration for the awarding of scholarship funding or university place,” Mushohwe said.

Essentially, the Mugabe-led initiative seeks to support financially-challenged students, who would have excelled in their respective endeavours, to study abroad and in such places as South Africa.

Comments (3)

ko vana vemavakuru ve army studying in s. africa under the presidential scholarship vanotambudzika here? we are not fools pliz, idyai mari dzehurumende but time wil come, mucheki ouya.check it out.

wekanyi - 29 April 2016

ko vana vemavakuru ve army studying in s. africa under the presidential scholarship vanotambudzika here? we are not fools pliz, idyai mari dzehurumende but time wil come, mucheki ouya.check it out.

wekanyi - 29 April 2016

MUSHOHWE needs guidance on his Party's ideology of corruption nurtured under his armpits.

Mukanya - 29 April 2016

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