Govt engages private company to help curb corruption in councils

Government has engaged a local private company, Techno Brain, to monitor the revenue collection of local authorities in a bid to fight corruption by clerks.

Ministry of Local Government and Housing, Deputy Minister, Forrie Tembo, has told QFM News in an interview that government is worried with the continued cases of local authority clerks being arrested for mismanagement of council funds and will provide necessary measures to avoid such occurrences.

Mr. Tembo says Techno Brain will come up with a system that will be able to show how much money is being collected from various councils and it will help in the fight against corruption amongst council clerks.

Mr. Tembo states that the system will promote accountability amongst council clerks and will give government an insight as to which council is doing so well in terms of revenue collection.