The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) Director General Nixon Banda has declared Katete as one of the districts with the lowest corruption prevalence in the country.
Speaking during the ACC meeting with heads of departments from various government
and non governmental organizations in Katete today, Mr. Banda said there has been no
reports of crime and corruption cases in the district in a long time.
And Mr. Banda ACC has put a strategy to enhance quick prosecution of corruption
cases by letting the commission handle small cases through its administration and
only leave big cases to courts.
And speaking at the same function, ACC board Chairperson, Justice Valentine Chileshe
called on people in the district to support the commission in fighting corruption to
Justice Chileshe called on people to effectively report corruption cases unlike reporting on conditions of anonymity because the prosecution process needed witnesses.
He said if corruption is not reduced, the country will not attain the Millennium Development Goals as the scourge affects all sectors of the economy.
And a USAID ACC consultant Sydney Watae said if Zambia does not attain the MDGs
thresh hold level due to high corruption, the country will lose US$500 million, which the USA government intends to release through the USAID after the expiry of its current support to the ACC in June this year.
Mr. Watae said if the country attains the target in the MDGs, it will receive US$500
million not for the ACC but for various developmental programmes.
He said the USAI was working in collaboration with the commission to ensure that
corruption is curbed.
He said highly corrupt porous institutions have been identified and an integrity
commission team has been established to help detect cases to prevent the increase of
And acting Katete Council Secretary, Mukiti Lukonga said Katete District will join the Republic President Levy Mwanawasa in fighting corruption to enhance development
in the country.
He also appealed to ACC supporting partners to continue funding the commission until
corruption is completely cleared.