UN commends Zim’s graft fight

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Outgoing United Nations Resident Coordinator to Zimbabwe, Bishow Parajuli has praised the southern African country’s anti-corruption crusade, which he said is critical for government to gain public confidence.

President Mnangagwa’s administration is fighting corruption, and this has resulted in the arrest of some senior government officials on corruption charges, a move which Parajuli applauded.

Parajuli said corruption is a major impediment to development. He extolled the government for the bold steps it is taking to eradicate graft, which is a major source of leakages of public funds in the southern African country.

“The government’s anti-corruption drive should be applauded because it is taking the country in the right direction,” Parajuli said.

Parajuli was briefing the media where he also highlighted the UN’s work on humanitarian and development programmes in Zimbabwe.

He said Zimbabwe also needs to focus on attracting more investment and funding from institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the African Development Bank.