MDC president Nelson Chamisa on Wednesday appointed an integrity and accountability committee that will superintendent the work of local authorities where the opposition was in control to ensure its councilors are delivering on their mandate and stay clear of corrupt activities.
The committee would be chaired by Harare lawyer Thabani Mpofu.
Addressing journalists at party headquarters, Chamisa’s spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda said there was need for accountability in public offices, hence his boss had appointed a five member team to look into issues of integrity and accountability.
“If we are serious with progress, we should have no tolerance to corruption and for public officials who have no etiquettes. The president has therefore appointed a five member team that has been carefully vetted and will meet with various stakeholders. The panel will be led by Advocate Thabani Mpofu,” said Sibanda.
The integrity and accountability panel, Sibanda said will be seized with investigating and working on issues of corruption in local authorities.
Duties have been allocated to ensure that the MDC alliance has been transformed into a modern day 21st century party that can define a new Zimbabwe and prepare to form the next government.
Sibanda also announced that in order to transform the party into a modern day movement, MDC vice presidents had been allocated duties in order to take Zimbabwe to the next step.
Lynette Karenyi will be responsible for supervising all party activities relating to two clusters, which are parliament and party building, vice president Professor Welshman Ncube will be responsible for supervising all party activities relating to administration, international relations and diplomacy whilst vice president Tendai Biti will tackle policy, ideology and local governance.
By Caroline Nyamayaro