Govt should come clean

I WAS a bit taken aback by the article “Open conflict over diamonds” (Zimbabwe Independent, February 19) which stated that government was taking steps to stop the inquisitive parliamentary portfolio committee on Mines and Energy chaired by former Mines minister Edward Chindori-Chininga from proceeding with its oversight duties.

It is disturbing to note that this development comes at a time when the public was expectant that the work of the committee would help curb corruption and restore investor confidence, not only in the mining sector, but all other sectors of the economy.
I believe I speak for many when I say that the committee should be allowed to do its work without government interference. If it is indeed true that government has ordered the committee to stop it s duties, it would confirm fears that they are attempting to sweep corruption under the carpet.
I smell a rat here. Government should come clean and explain this to the people.

Benjamin Chitate,
New Zealand.