ZIMRA goes social to fight corruption
By Alfonce Mbizwo, Harare, Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority, seen by many as the most forward thinking of government agencies, has taken to social media to fight rampant corruption and operational inefficiencies at border posts.
Members of public can now tweet complaints to @Zimra_11 or post them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ZIMRA.11 according to a statement issued by the revenue collector.
“Members of the public are being advised that touts, commonly known as amaguma-guma or maguma-guma, fleece travellers at ports of entry and exit by resorting to rent-seeking and corrupt activities. Some of these touts are part of corruption syndicates.
“The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) is, therefore, advising the public that it does not tolerate corruption and any illegal activities which destroy the economy. ZIMRA has, thus, intensified its fight against corruption and touting at all its stations.”