Zimbabwe to Introduce Anti-Corruption in New Curricula

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa poses (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP)

In a bid to eradicate corruption from society, President Emmerson Mnangagwa plans to introduce anti-corruption curricula from Early Child Development to colleges and universities.

Mnangagwa revealed this while speaking during a virtual commemoration of the 5th African Anti-Corruption Day on Sunday.

Corruption prevention programmes should be strengthened. These should include systems and compliance checks, the introduction of curricula on corruption, ethics and integrity in schools from the ECD level right up to universities.

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Paul Mavima

The African Anti-Corruption Day was held under the theme “Regional Economic Communities: Critical factors in the implementation of the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (AUCPCC)”.

President Mnangagwa also launched the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Strategic plan for 2021 to 2023, a roadmap for the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission to fulfil its mandate.  

In his words, “… Today, I am pleased to be launching the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Strategic plan for 2021 to 2023 which is a roadmap for the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission to fulfil its vision of a citizenry and institutions that uphold integrity, good governance for a corruption-free Zimbabwe by 2030.”

The President cautioned those involved in various forms of graft to desist, lest they be caught by the long arm of the law.

“Perpetrators of corruption stand warned that they cannot hide, the long arm of the law will surely catch up with them.”

He added that he was positive that the nation’s anti-graft strategic plan will go a long way to combat corruption and improve transparency, accountability systems in all sectors of the economy.

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