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The fight against graft not enough- Lubinda

Justice Minister Given Lubinda

Justice Minister Given Lubinda

Government has expressed concern over the slow pace at which the country is moving in fighting corruption.

Justice Minister Given Lubinda has observed that the fight against corruption in Zambia has remained static since 2014.

He says it is government’s desire that the fight against corruption will be strengthened and everyone will get involved.

Mr Lubinda says government alone cannot stamp out corruption in the country, hence the need for the involvement of all stakeholders.

Speaking during a seminar and launch of the report on a study of Anti-corruption Bodies in Southern Africa- Zambia Chapter, Mr. Lubinda has since directed the ACC to ensure that every government department has a unit that watches on activities of officials in those ministries.

Speaking at the same event, Transparency International Zambia Chapter President Reuben Lifuka says the ACC should not be used as tool for settling political scores, but should work as an independent body without any undue influence.

Mr Lifuka has expressed concern over the continued trend by the ACC to become active in investigating leaders when they are fired from government.

And Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) Team Leader Takawira Musavengana says there is need for African countries to commit themselves to fighting corruption in all its manifestations.

Mr. Musavengana says there is need to adopt a holistic approach to fighting this scourge, and deal with the corruptor and the corrupted.

 

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