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Breaking: Ministry Of Mines Suspends Technical Staff On Corruption Allegations.

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The Ministry of Mines and Mining Development has suspended most of the technical staff at the Mashonaland Central Provincial Office including the Provincial Mining Director on allegations of malpractices.

This comes after the ministry has received a lot of complaints from stakeholders over service delivery, especially from its Provincial Offices.

“The Ministry of Mines and Mining Development has been seized with a lot of complaints from stakeholders over service delivery, especially from its Provincial Offices.

“As a result, and in line with Zimbabwe is Open for Business Mantra and in line with the thrust for zero tolerance for corruption by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Cde E.D. Mnangagwa, the Ministry had been and will be investigating all complaints of malpractices by its staff,” reads the statement.

The statement says the suspensions have been done in order to allow a thorough probe.

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” Similar investigations have resulted in the simultaneous suspension of duty today 5th July 2019 of most of the technical staff at the Mashonaland Central Provincial Office including the Provincial Mining Director. 

“These suspensions have been done in order to pave the way for thorough investigations. Following the suspension of several of the technical staff at the Mashonaland Central Provincial Office, it has become necessary to temporarily suspend all services offered by that office with effect from today Friday 5th July, 2019, until end of day Wednesday 10th July 2019, to allow the Ministry to put in place measures to enable sound service delivery whilst investigations are in progress.

“During this period from midday today 5th July 2019 until end of day Wednesday 10th July 2019, a minimal skeleton staff will be manning the office to attend to any urgent issues which may arise from stakeholders.

“The Ministry would like to apologise to its Stakeholders for any inconveniences which may be caused by the temporary suspension of services but would like to assure all that this is being done in the public interest,” reads the statement.

In a telephone interview with Great Dyke News 24, Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development confirmed the suspension saying investigations are underway to put in place measures to enable sound service delivery.

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