—The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) says it receives an average of 1500 reports of corruption countrywide on an annual basis.
ACC Community Education Officer, Leo Mwila, said not all allegations of corruption are investigated due to various factors but was quick to say that the number of reports the Commission receives every year is an indication that corruption exists.
Mr Mwila was speaking today when he addressed Heads of Government Department and parastatal organisations in Chavuma during a presentation dubbed ‘the role of public officers in the fight against corruption’.
He noted that the ACC is currently facing challenges in terms of changing the mind-set of Zambians so that they can appreciate the importance of fighting corruption, non-availability of ACC offices and economic related challenges such as poverty among others.
Mr Mwila said despite facing such challenges, the Commission is determined to combat corruption effectively in order to promote integrity, transparency and accountability.
He urged all Zambians to help the Commission raise the momentum of fighting corruption to the levels of HIV and AIDS, do away with traditional practices that promote corruption and sustain integrity in public life.
And speaking at the same function Chavuma Acting District Commissioner, Friday Lishomo, said information dissemination aimed at curbing corruption will result in attaining a corruption-free Zambia.