120 immigration officers dismissed for misconduct

The Zimbabwe Immigration Authority dismissed 120 officers during the past five years for various forms of misconduct, Immigration Principal Director, Clemence Masango, told Parliament today.

Clemence Masango: Immigration Authority winning battle against corruption
Clemence Masango: Immigration Authority winning battle against corruption

Masango, who was giving oral evidence to the Portfolio Committee for Foreign Affairs, said: “The offences took the form of corruption, pilfering of funds and other irregularities.”

Appropriate disciplinary measures were taken, he said. Culprits with minor offences were transferred to less ‘tempting’ departments.

Masango was responding to a question from Member of Parliament for Hurungwe North, Reuben Marumahoko, regarding how the Authority was managing corruption among its employees.

To curb misconduct the Authority said it put several preventive measures in place, including central controlled computers at head office that would monitor activities at the country’s 35 points of entry.

Some 30 internal auditors were assigned to pounce randomly at any of the border posts and check on corruption.

The random checks would ensure officers comply with the set down code of conduct.

The Immigration Authority rakes in over $1,5 million per month for the treasury and retains $100,000 per month for some of its operations.

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