CSOs get corruption fight funds

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CSOs get corruption fight funds

Solwezi, 9 December 2013, ZANIS……….Northwestern province minister
Nathaniel Mubukwanu says government has mobilized funds to strengthen
civil society involvement in the fight against corruption countrywide.

Mr Mubukwanu says the money is intended to build civil society
capacity in raising public awareness regarding the existence, causes
and the impact of corruption on national development.

The Minister said this when he officiated at the international anti
corruption day in Solwezi today.

Mr Mubukwanu also disclosed that 43 civil society organizations had so
far been funded to conduct sensitization programmes in various parts
of the country in 2013.

Meanwhile, northwestern province permanent secretary Augustine Seyuba
says the low staffing levels of the Anti Corruption Commission – ACC in
the province is posing a big challenge to the fight against
corruption in the area.

Mr Seyuba says a good number of districts in the province especially
the newly created ones are yet to be manned by ACC officers a
situation he said should be addressed quickly.

And north western province ACC regional
Manager Humphrey Mwiinga has called for stronger stakeholder
partnerships in the fight against corruption beyond the commemoration
of the international Anti Corruption Day.

Mr Mwiinga has since pledged the Commission’s continued commitment to
discharging its mandate of spearheading the fight against corruption
in a professional, impartial and dedicated manner.