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Plan International sets the record straight on alleged partisan conduct in Kwekwe District

Plan International Zimbabwe

Allegations of Partisan Conduct by Plan International in Kwekwe District.
Plan International Zimbabwe has taken note of an article which was reported in an online
publication www.dailymonitor.co.zw alleging fraudulent activities and partisan bias in listing
of beneficiaries in Kwekwe.
The organisation would like to inform the public that it is not registering any new
beneficiaries under the Urban Resilience Building (URB) programme as alleged by the
dailymonitor.co.zw. The facts of the matter are that the URB programme is an extension of
the previously implemented Urban Social Assistance Programme (USAP) implemented in
Kwekwe from August 2020 to December 2021. Both programmes are funded by the same
donor, which is the World Food Program and the Urban Resilience Building project will be
implemented in the same wards were the Urban Social Assistance Project was
implemented. Plan International is therefore NOT REGISTERING any new beneficiaries but
ONLY selecting participants from those that benefitted under the now ended Urban Social
Assistance Programme by identifying those that meet the selection criteria set under the
newly designed Urban Resilience Building Programme.
Plan International Zimbabwe is advising the public that the organisation and its staff are
under no circumstances allowed to request for payment from programme participants or
beneficiaries before, during and after the implementation of a project. Such behaviour is a
serious violation of the organisation’s policies and procedures. It is fraudulent conduct, which
is a criminal offence according to the country’s laws. Should a Plan International employee
conduct themselves in such a manner, please feel free to report them to our any of the contacts indicated below or through the whistleblowing toll-free line provided for this project
08080173.
Plan international would also like to state that we remain an apolitical organisation that works
closely with recognised government structures in all the communities that we operate in.
Media Contact: Conrad Gweru (Interim Communications Specialist)

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