PF determined to fight corruption , Kabimba tell Zambian diplomats and students in India
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) secretary general Wynter Kabimba says the PF Government is determined to fight corruption and restore confidence in the economy.
The Government will strengthen institutions like the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to tackle the scourge effectively.
According to a statement issued by First Secretary for Press and Tourism at the Zambian High Commission in India, Bwalya Nondo, Mr Kabimba said corruption was a serious scourge which diverted resources from national development.
Mr Kabimba, who is in India at the invitation of that country’s Congress Party, said the PF Government would not discriminate in its fight against corruption and warned those serving in public offices to be men and women of integrity.
He said this when he addressed Zambian diplomats and students at a dinner hosted in his honour by Zambia’s High Commissioner to India Susan Sikaneta.
The PF leader said there would be no sacred cows in the fight against corruption because it was a serious impediment to development.
He said it was everyone’s duty to ensure that Zambia made progress in economic development by contributing to efforts aimed at making the country corruption-free.
‘’Rwanda, a country smaller in size than Zambia is making quantum leaps in development because of a committed civil service,’’ he said.
In his message to diplomats, Mr Kabimba said India was a strategic mission in terms of attracting investors to Zambia.
The mission, he said, had a big challenge of attracting direct foreign investment whose benefits should trickle down to the people.
The dinner was also attended by director for human resource and administration in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism Margaret Bwanga Miyoba, who is leading a Survey Board delegation to India.
At the same function, some Zambians, who are in India for medical tourism, gave testimonies of excellent medical attention received from health facilities in that country.
Ms Sikaneta said the Government spent a lot of money on foreign missions and it was only right that the resources matched what went back to the country in terms of investment.
[Times of Zambia]