A local lobby group, Coalition Against Corruption (CAC), last week petitioned the Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri to declare all money the police collect on roadblocks.
Report by Tawanda Marwizi
Speaking just after handing over a letter to the Police General Head Quarters in Harare last week, CAC director Terry Mutsvangwa said the petition was designed to ensure transparency and accountability in the force.
“The Finance minister (Tendai Biti) is on record saying the money is not being remitted to the treasury, so we have seen it proper to ask them to tell us where the money is going,” said Mutsvangwa.
The petition was handed over to Chihuri’s secretary.
Mutsvangwa said the public had the right to know where the funds were being channelled to.
“As CAC, we are not saying Commissioner Chihuri is abusing the funds, but we are just demanding to know where the money is going,” he said.
The former journalist said they were expecting a quick response from Chihuri to make the information available to the public.
“As you might be aware that on a daily basis the police traffic section collects a reasonable amount of revenue from motorists, yet it is not going to the treasury. we consequently hereby demand the following information or records held by your authority,” reads part of the petition.
Efforts to get a comment from Chihuri were fruitless last week.
CAC, which was formed last month, has been holding awareness campaigns in Harare.
They recently visited Makombe Government offices, where people obtain birth certificates and passports, telling people to desist from engaging in bribery activities.