Zesa staff in Bindura under investigation for corruption

STATE-OWNED power utility Zesa Holdings has instituted a corruption probe in Bindura after being inundated with complaints from consumers.

Zesa Holdings Executive Chairman, Dr Sydney Gata and senior management met stakeholders in Bindura to discuss service delivery issues.

The meeting also unravelled issues of some employees that have been fingered in corruption.

Dr Gata promised to restore an efficient and respectable service delivery system at the parastatal.

“The Board, government and management committed to fighting corruption at all levels. There shall be trouble for those fingered in corruption. To the public please co-operate with us.

“I cannot go into details of the investigations. We have hearings for some of the workers so I was advised not to try anything like public hearings because workers will rush to the labour courts and they will be absolved of wrongdoing,” he said.

Farmers, large scale miners and residents welcomed the engagement and aired their grievances.

“As farmers, we planted wheat and had challenges so we are happy you are willing to address some of them,” said Ray Choto.

“Residents are being made to buy poles, cables and so forth to get new installations only to be told at last juncture there are no transformers,” said one resident.

The Zesa Board Chairman who later held a private meeting with staff revealed that 18 million Zimbabwe dollars-worth of equipment was vandalised last year.

ZESA holdings is also expected to provide at least 150 new vehicles to improve service delivery. ■

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