RB encouraged us, says ACC

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has welcomed President Banda’s commitment to fighting corruption and other related vices in the country.

Commission Chairperson Valentine Chileshe said ACC was encouraged when President Banda reiterated government measures on fighting corruption during his press conference at State House last week.

Justice Chileshe has since commended Mr. Banda for reaffirming government’s commitment to fight corruption at all levels.

He said it was essential to match political will to fight corruption with the willingness to act against the vice through adequate funding to the institutions.

He said the commission has also welcomed the establishment of the Frauds Investigations Unit (FIU) and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).

Justice Chileshe said this in a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today.

He said although the commission was faced with numerous challenges in the execution of its mandate, it would endeavour to perform to expectations of the public.

He said the enactment of the legislation on whistle blowers and their protection will greatly enhance the expected performance of the unit.

Justice Chileshe added that the commission was geared in meeting the nation’s expectations regarding various cases of rampant corruption including at the Ministry of Health.

He said the Anti Corruption Policy to be launched soon will bring about prudent public service delivery systems and guard against the abuse of resources in the public and private sector.

During last weeks press conference President Banda pledged to provide adequate funding, increasing staffing levels and proving logistical facilities such as transport to the Anti Corruption Commission in order to speed up investigations.

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