Tackling corruption huge task-Namachila

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Tackling corruption huge task-Namachila

Livingstone, June 10, ZANIS…Southern province permanent secretary

Bernard Namachila says the region has a huge task of tackling

 corruption in organizations and communities for it record meaningful economic



“We all have a huge task of reducing the opportunities for corruption

in our organizations and communities in the province if we are we to

see economic development in our province and country at large,” said

Mr. Namachila.


The permanent secretary said this today in a speech read on his behalf

by Livingstone District Commissioner Omar Musanje during the

training workshop for the National Anti-Corruption Policy (NACP)

dissemination focal point persons held at Livingstone Lodge.


Mr. Namachila said it was a well known fact that corruption was a

global economic challenge and has become endemic in some institutions

adding that there was need to equip NACP dissemination focal point

persons with knowledge and skills to drive the crusade against



He observed that the creation of a provincial steering committee

comprising stakeholders from all public institutions, civil society,

faith based organizations and the private sector would help to

inclusively and effectively  raise awareness on NACP.


Mr. Namachila also challenged the media to be proactive and take keen

interest in reporting, exposing and sensitizing people on corruption

and help in the dissemination of the NACP in the entire province.


“I want to challenge the media to be proactive and continue in

reporting, exposing and sensitizing people on corruption in the

province so that we can significantly reduce the opportunities for one

to engage in this evil vice,” said Mr. Namachila.


Mr. Namachila also implored the institutions represented in the meeting  to submit dissemination

action plans and budgets for the dissemination of activities which will be forwarded

together with quarterly reports to his office and the Anti Corruption Commission-ACC.


And ACC Regional Manager Mweemba Mwape said the training of 52

focal point persons in disseminating the NACP will help to raise

awareness about corruption at the grass root level.