‘Urban councils failing to contain corruption’
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
URBAN councils lack the required political will to fight the scourge of corruption and are not dedicated to end the cancer which has resulted in poor service delivery, the Daily News reports.
“There is general collapse of best practise in the management of resources in local authorities due to a number of factors that have been raised by various stakeholders, including corruption.
“Our media is littered by serious evidence of gross abuse of resources, corruption, scandals involving politicians, local authorities and councillors.
“It’s a trend that is cutting across all authorities in the country and there is a serious decline in public resources. The resources that are being collected from the people for service delivery are actually not being used appropriately and in accordance with the expectations of the residents,” Chakunda said.