RE: REQUEST FOR EXPLANATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY ON THE USE OF COUNCIL PROPERTY AT POLITICAL PARTY MEETING
Reference is made to the above in response to the use of Chitungwiza Municipality chairs at a Zanu-pf meeting held at…. on 02 March 2019.
Our inquiry and demand for accountability is informed by Chapter 9 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe which speaks to principles of public administration and leadership. Section 194(1)(a), (b), (e), (f) and (h) obliges all tiers of government to maintain and promote high standard of professional ethics; efficient and economic use of resources; respond to people’s needs within reasonable time; be accountable to the people and foster transparency by providing the public with timely, accessible and accurate information.
Section 196(1)(c) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe requires that public officers promotes public confidence in the office held. Section 196(3)(c) and (d) further obliges public officers to be accountable to the public for decisions and actions made as well as exercise discipline and commitment in the service of the people respectively.
Chitungwiza Residents Trust (Chitrest) is seeking explanation and accountability on this issue. By doing so Chitrest is acting on it’s own interests and on behalf of its membership as well as the public interest.
We would like to also make your office aware that Section 62(1) and (2) of the 2013 Constitution of Zimbabwe gives citizens the right of access to information held by any institution or agency of government in so far as that information is required for purposes of public accountability and exercise or protection of a right.
We wait to hear from you.
For further inquiries contact the undersigned.