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Monday, 28 July 2008

Broke institutions (Anti Corruption Commission)

Yet another example of how poor funding undermines institutional reform. The fight against corruption is supposed to be spearheaded by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Data and information collection is critical to enable timely and focused corruption interventions. That needs money, and money is what they don't have - so until that arrives, one can only hope for the "good will" of Zambians to take the stance on corruption. In the words of Acting Director General, Rosewine Wandi :

"ACC faces several challenges such as lack of adequate funding from the Government to enable us execute our operations effectively. My appeal is for all Zambians to take a personal stance against the scourge and partner with us because this fight concerns everyone..”

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