North Western Province permanent secretary Augustine Seyuba has said that there has been serious compromises in standards of transparency and accountability within government in the province leading to high levels of corruption.
Seyuba said North Western has seen an increase in economic activities which has led to a huge demand for goods and services.
He said following many people interacting in procurement of these services and goods, a tendency of corruption has risen proportionally but the provincial administration has declared zero tolerance against corruption, the resolve which has made the administration unpopular among corrupt people under PF government.
And Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) director general Rosewin Wandi says the fight against corruption drive has gained momentum in the last two years as seen from the number of graft cases being reported to the commission.
Wandi said that the ACC is so far investigating 759 cases of corruption, which she said was a sign of good work given the limited number of manpower under the commission.
The ACC Director General said this at Solwezi Royal Hotel yesterday during a one day meeting organised to exchange ideas on how to effectively fight corruption, attended by ACC officers, provincial government heads of departments and representatives of the private sector.