——————Only 13 out of 50 reports that were recorded by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) in Eastern Province in this year’s first quarter are said to be directly linked to corruption.
ZANIS reports that ACC Regional Manager, Raymond Banda said that some of the cases had to be transferred to other security wings.
And Mr Banda said some people did not understand that not all reports that were made to ACC are related to corruption.
He explained that according to the ACC Act, officers from the Anti-Corruption Commission could not investigate a suspected corruption case without authority from the ACC Director General.
Mr. Banda was responding to concerns raised by some Chipata residents that the ACC did not investigate some cases, which were reported to the commission.
The ACC Regional Manager however, appealed to residents to follow up on cases reported to the commission, stating that Zambians had a duty to report criminal activities to security agencies.