VJ says Zambia’s 1% increase on transparency index is actually a shame

Veteran politician Vernon Mwaanga says there is nothing to be proud with the so-called one percent improvement of Zambia’s rating on the 2013 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (CPI).

Mr. Mwaanga says such an improvement is actually disappointing as it was expected that the country would have done better going by the ruling Patriotic Front’s 2011 campaign promise of reducing the high rate of corruption in the country to minimal levels.

He said such a disappointing improvement in the perception rate of the country’s fight against corruption implies that there is a lot to be done.

Mr. Mwaanga said if the country was to see a better improvement in the fight against corruption, there is need to have a holistic approach to the fight against corruption to include senior government officials.
He said there is also need to show commitment in the fight against corruption relating to the procurement of fertilizer and oil by the government.

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