Govt. embraces efforts from stakeholders in fight against corruption

Government embraces efforts from stakeholders who have waged war on the fight against corruption in order to achieve a corrupt free society.

Lusaka District Commissioner Rosa Kayuni observed that corruption, if left unchecked can plunge the country into a serious economic crisis.

Ms Kayuni said this during a meeting organised by Zambia Union of Government and Allied Workers (UG) held at the District Administration today.

“We are all aware of this country’s history on corruption in the past decade and from this perspective sensitisation is critical to fight corruption which is a cancer,” she said.

She said a corruption free Zambia begins with everyone adding that Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) alone cannot manage to fight it.

And ACC Public Education Officer, Aldridge Chibomba noted that the office has an obligation to sensitise public workers on corruption ethics as they execute their services.

Mr Chibomba explained that it is in the interest of the ACC to have a public service which has a full understanding of what corruption is, in order to deliver a professional service which is free from corruption.

He added that ACC has the mandate to interact with communities on the dangers of corruption and how best to stamp it out completely.

Earlier, UG Project Manager for corruption campaign fight, Mirriam Mumbi explained that the union which has a large following across the country is better placed to sensitise its members on corruption matters.

Ms Mumbi stated that UG decided to partner with ACC to champion the corruption fight in the public service where the vice is endemic.

She said corruption retards economic development hence the need to uproot it to promote development in the country.