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Zimbabwe gets $1.35 million Swedish grant, but with a warning

Zimbabwe gets $1.35 million Swedish grant, but with a warning

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The Swedish government has warned Zimbabwe against diversion of funds after it offered a $1.35 million dollar grant to boost its Culture Fund.

Sweden’s head of development cooperation in Zimbabwe, Maria Selin said on Tuesday that they want to track their money wherever it goes.

“We do want to see the results and we want to be able to track our investment and we need to know where the money is going,” she was quoted by local media New Zimbabwe.

“We do not accept that our money that comes from the tax payer way back in Sweden is diverted to anywhere, where it is not supposed to be,” she told Zimbabwean authorities.

We do not accept that our money that comes from the tax payer way back in Sweden is diverted to anywhere, where it is not supposed to be.

Zimbabwe has been hit by corruption allegations in the face of cash shortages and rising debt.

Series of protests have been held in the country in reaction to the economic hardship.

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