RB says fighting corruption is his top agenda

President Banda

President Banda

President Rupiah Banda says the fight against corruption is top of his government’s agenda.

Mr Banda says it is line with this that his administration has put in place measures against graft which includes the establishment of the National Anti Corruption Policy (NACP).

He explained that there is need for all Zambians to support the policy in bringing down the levels of corruption in the country.

Mr Banda said since the formation of the policy, a number of Integrity committees have been set up in 13 ministries and government departments with a view of creating awareness and fighting graft.

The President also indicated that the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Education ministry have come up with a pilot project in educating students at tertiary education level on corruption.

He said the pilot project will later be introduced in the ordinary education curricular in schools from pre- school to secondary school levels.

Mr Banda said his government was also targeting the traditional rulers in the fight against graft to further create awareness of corruption fight at grass root level.

Apart from these achievements, Mr Banda also said his administration has put in place an umbrella code of ethics against corruption at ministrial and department level.

The President said this in his national address on both radio and television Wednesday evening to commemorate the World International Anti Corruption Day which falls every 9th December.

He said corruption was a deterrent to national development as it drains resources in areas such as health, Agriculture and breeding inequality, among others.

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