|Business Against Crime Forum of Manicaland to elect new offices bearers|
|Sunday, 08 July 2012 19:00|
THE Business Against Crime Forum of Manicaland, which was affected by the transfer of key office holders to other stations in the country will hold a meeting in Mutare today (Friday) to elect an interim committee. The acting Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Enock Chishiri, who is also a member of the forum's secretariat, said they would be meeting with the business community at the Utopia Lodge near the Mutare Provincial Hospital to elect new office bearers.
"We used to have a vibrant committee in the province, which was chaired by Mr Taruvinga Dingwiza from the Standard Chartered Bank of Zimbabwe, but he was posted to another branch.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The same also applied to his deputy, Mr Chigudu who was also transferred.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are now saying it is time for us to revive this important forum to help fight the increasing economic crimes.
"The Business Against Crime Forum is a platform for the business community and the police to join hands in coming up with strategies in fighting crime. There are so many economic crimes being reported and I think if we join hands we can all play a role in reducing them," he said.
Asst Insp Chishiri said there was a national forum and the province should also have its own forum.
"This should also cascade down to district levels because we haveÃ‚Â many business entities out there even in some remote parts of the country.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The main aim of our next Friday's meeting is to choose aÃ‚Â committee that will lead all the activities until a substantive board is elected into office.
We are extending our invitation to all members of the business community in the city to attend," said Asst Insp Chishiri.