SADC to help Zambia fight corruption – ACC

By Staff Reporter

The Anti-Corruption Commission says the SADC protocol against corruption will help prevent and eradicate corruption in the public and private sector in Zambia.

ACC Director General, Kapetwa Phiri said the Protocal would help promote and regulate cooperation not only in Zambia but among the state parties in the region.

Speaking in South Africa after attending a SADC Anti-Corruption Sub- Committee Meeting in Angola, Kapetwa said this would also ensure that effectiveness of measures and actions to curb corruption were implemented adequately.

“The achievement of the objectives will be drawn by ratification and domestication of the SADC protocol against corruption and other relevant international, continental and regional legal instruments against corruption,” said Kapetwa.

“Zambia will adopt and enhance information sharing with the member states from SADC meetings on corruption which will be used in national policies in the fight against corruption. Zambia is among the SADC countries that signed the agreements of the protocol on politics, defence security cooperation and the protocol against corruption.”