President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration plans to introduce anti-corruption curricula from Early Child Development (ECD) to universities and colleges in a bid to eradicate corruption from society.
President Mnangagwa revealed this while speaking during a virtual commemoration of the 5th African Anti-Corruption Day on Sunday. He said:
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.
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. He said:
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 warned those engaging in graft that they won’t hide forever and the long arm of the law will soon catch up with them. He said:
Perpetrators of corruption stand warned that they cannot hide, the long arm of the law will surely catch up with them.
I am optimistic that the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission strategic plan will go a long way to combating corruption and improving transparency, accountability systems in all sectors of the economy.