Muzila worried by corruption

City of Francistown Civic Center. PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
City of Francistown Civic Center. PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

FRANCISTOWN: Corruption still remains a serious barrier to the economic and general growth of Francistown, the city mayor Sylivia Muzila has said.

Opening the ordinary full council meeting yesterday Muzila said that despite measures taken in recent years to combat corruption in the city nothing much has improved.

“It is disappointing to note that 28 cases of corruption were investigated between March 2014 and November 2014. These cases involved bribery to obtain public service, abuse of office by public officers, conflict of interest and contract fraud. This indicates that corruption is still a problem in our city and needs to be contained,” she said.

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