Jonathan Moyo on the rampage


Information Minister Jonathan Moyo who opened the Pandora box when he exposed corruption at the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation in November continued on his campaign trail today with a startling revelation that some 3 000 individuals had gobbled US$600 million in salaries and allowances since 2009 and US$133 million last year alone. “Had these salaries been capped at US$6 000 per month and board allowances fees at US$10 000 per annum since 2009 we would have lowered the wage bills of chief executives, board members and senior management to US$78 million, which would have translated to a US$55 million annual reduction in the current wage bill. This would have saved the country about US$220 million and it would have amounted to 5.7 percent of 2013 Government expenditure,” he said. Moyo said political will was now needed to fight corruption because there were now some attempts to derail the fight. “This was under the cover of political excuses designed to create confusion by giving the false impression that individuals who have been fingered in corrupt acts are victims of some political intrigues and machinations of their real or perceived rivals,” he said.


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Charles Rukuni
The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.


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