Corruption ‘kills’ Indian mine project – Chief Mtekedza

ELLEN MLAMBO CHIVHU BUREAU CHIKOMBA – Chief Mtekedza born Andrew Zhakata is bitter against corruption among traditional leaders and p...



ELLEN MLAMBO
CHIVHU BUREAU

CHIKOMBA – Chief Mtekedza born Andrew Zhakata is bitter against corruption among traditional leaders and politicians alike that he says is driving away investment from the country.
Speaking at the recent commissioning of the Shekina Ministries school project in Ward 15 of Chikomba District, Chief Mtekedza said politicians and traditional leaders were demanding bribes before allowing investors to establish projects in their areas.
He said the culture of corruption is so bad that there is no project that takes off the ground before a village head, headman or chief's hands are greased.
He said a group of Indians who wanted to start an iron and steel mining project in Manhize near Chivhu left in a huff when traditional leaders there demanded bribes for the project to get the green light.
He said he felt sorry for villagers who suffered immensely at the hands of corrupt and unjust village heads.
"The village heads that we have are so corrupt they would want their subjects to pay for the air that they breathe. We recently had investors from India who wanted to mine in Manhize; they left in a huff after traditional leaders in the area demanded bribes," said Chief Mtekedza.
He said villagers were paying for literally everything to their village heads and this was squeezing the already cash-strapped subjects.
"People are made to suffer by their leaders and these include even orphans. I want to ask you village heads whether you want people to pay for the air that they breathe?" said Chief Mtekedza.

He urged people to report people hindering development to the Police.
He said leaders must be men and women of integrity as is the yearning in the National Anthem.
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