President Mnangagwa has said everyone has the sole duty to fight corruption rather than leaving it to the executive alone.
Addressing several people who attended the anti-corruption symposium, President Mnangagwa said the government has vowed to put an end to corruption but it cannot do it alone.
“As government in our constitution, there is a provision to create a commission to fight corruption. We have a commission to fight corruption and how do we fight corruption, we need support and collective effort both from the public and private sector.
“Our people think it is only the executive which has the duty to fight corruption, in fact the public itself must participate in fighting corruption. It is unfortunate that our citizens think it is the duty of the executive alone to fight corruption,” said President Mnangagwa.
President Mnangagwa also emphasized that if there are ministers who are misbehaving and failing to implement policies they must be reported and will be summoned by the Office of the President adding that it is the government’s role to serve the people.
President Mnangagwa said there is a need to distribute equally the natural resources amongst the nation for the benefit of all Zimbabweans since they belong to everyone.
“Not every community has equal resources and some provinces have lots of minerals so there is need to share amongst us since all these resources are national not for community only. We have a sovereign fund where we deposit funds for the future generations.
“As we safeguard our national interest we must not forget that we are not an island we must open up and reform so as to grow, “said President Mnangagwa.
President Mnangagwa also urged students to appreciate the education they are receiving. He said through educational safe nets initiatives introduced, over 3 million students are receiving free education under BEAM and all disadvantaged children will continue to get support adding that it is better to be educated.
Hon Priscilla Misihairambwi-Mushonga commended President Mnangagwa for accepting the invitation to listen to the voices of the general populace saying corruption cannot be dealt with by one person.
The symposium was organised by the African Parliamentarians Network against Corruption, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission and Transparency International Zimbabwe.