The deputy minister of Finance and Zaka East legislator Clemence Chiduwa has put government departments on notice after alleging that their corrupt activities were putting the name of Zanu PF into disrepute.
Chiduwa blew a gasket while addressing a Zanu PF Masvingo Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting last Saturday saying government aid including the recently launched free tick grease programme were being sold when they should benefit the people free of charge.
“There is need for housekeeping in Zaka between government departments and Zanu PF party officers.
“The government departments do not respect us and most of them are corrupt but the blame comes to us as a party.
“The tick grease which is supposed to be given for free is being sold as well as the government inputs and social welfare food aid which should be given for free,” said Chiduwa.
Recently the government, through the presidential Blitz Tick Grease Programme, released tick grease to the veterinary services department to be distributed though the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) depots countrywide with every cattle owning household expected to get a share of a single kilogramme for free.
Chiduwa, who is also the Zanu PF Zaka District Coordinating Committee chairperson, said government departments must know that they serve at the pleasure of the ruling party and any deviation will be viewed as counterproductive to the party’s manifesto.
Masvingo Provincial Veterinary Officer Ernest Dzimwasha recently told TellZim News that over 145 000 cattle owning households will benefit from the programme in the province.