By Mbono Mdluli | 2018-11-07
Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini yesterday came out of his shell and issued a strong warning to all corrupt persons and those who abused state funds and resources.
Dlamini minced no words that the net would close-in on all corrupt people as his new government cleans the country.
The PM was making his maiden address during the swearing-in of his Cabinet ministers at the Hospital Hill yesterday.
This declaring and warning by the prime minister seemed to appeal to the ears of the people who attended the swearing-in ceremony that included principal secretaries, spouses of the ministers, legislators and many other high ranking government officials.
A huge round of applause was heard as soon as the prime minister finished making the promise, which showed that people were becoming tired of the corruption scourge.
Dlamini said his government is going to adopt a zero tolerance on corruption, which he said has destroyed the economy of the country.
“His Majesty and the nation spoke in one voice at Sibaya, calling for immediate action against all found to have purged the national purse fraudulently. The net will close in for all the corrupt, and we will adopt a zero tolerance to corruption at all levels,” Dlamini said.
He appealed to all Emaswati to assist government in nailing the culprits so that they could be brought before the law.
“Our resources as a country should be used for no other purpose than national development and stability,” he said. He further stated that as a way forward, the Cabinet would craft a programme of action for the term 2018-2023, which would serve as a roadmap towards achieving the priorities and goals of the country.
“It will provide clear guidance on the strategies and directions we need to embark upon to turn around our economy and spur social development and cohesion,” he said.
He called upon the three arms of government (Parliament, Executive, and Judiciary) to work together to ensure that such was achievable.
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