Mthuli Promises Funding for Anti-Corruption Bodies in 2021 Budget

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has promised enough funding for anti-graft bodies such as the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) in his 2021 budget.

He said this while giving a brief of his ministry’s Pre-Budget Paper during Tuesday’s post-cabinet media briefing in Harare.

Poor funding of ZACC and President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Special Anti-Corruption Unit (SACU) has resulted in accusations some of the institutions’ investigating officers were being bribed to turn a blind eye particularly in cases concerning the running of councils and senior public offices.

The Pre-Budget Paper is set to be presented to parliament, public and captains of industry for consideration ahead of intensive 2021 budget consultations.

“This tool basically is just to engage you, the public and parliament in terms of what we need to put in our budget for 2021 so that it truly becomes a budget that will stimulate growth and drive development of our country.

“The typical flow of the document goes through just to affirm how the 2021 budget fits into the roadmap towards Vision 2030, just to show that it is grounded on that roadmap.

“We then turn to effective institutional building and governance.

“Here we are looking at property rights, aligning laws to the constitution, strengthening our social construct, processes and procedures, rebuilding our state-owned enterprises, dealing with corruption and capacitating the institutions that are dealing with corruption.”


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