Two Lusaka-based anti corruption activists are next week expected to undertake a 15 days sponsored walk from Kitwe to Lusaka dubbed “save Zambia from corruption” to cover about 358 kilometers.
Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) president Reuben Lifuka made the announcement today at a media briefing in Lusaka.
Mr. Lifuka said the main objective of the walk against corruption campaign is to draw public support in the fight against corruption.
He added that the walk is also aimed at urging Zambians to take an active individual role against the scourge.
Mr. Lifuka said while the government should provide leadership Zambians should also play a meaningful role to create the environment for national development.
He said corruption in Zambia and many developing countries is becoming endemic especially in the public service sector impacting negatively on the economy.
Mr. Lifuka said TIZ is concerned about recent corruption perception index which have notably indicated a negative trend in the manner Zambia is performing in addressing corruption.
He said the walk against corruption campaign has drawn support and sponsorship from about 14 organisations at a cost of over K100 million to cover all logistical and financial needs.
Mr. Lifuka has since called upon other companies and stakeholders to support the initiative.
And one of the participants in the walk against corruption campaign participants, Ms. Wendy Mwachilenga said the walk is also targeted at distributing anti corruption printed messages to road users and traffic police officers.
Ms. Mwachilenga added that walking is an instrument that is of human interest and can be used for attracting attention from road users and people in settlements along the way.
She has since challenged Zambians to embark on various individual initiatives aimed at fighting corruption in the country in order to compliment government’s efforts in fighting the scourge.
The two participants Wendy Mwachilenga and Richard Mwanza are expected to walk from Kitwe to Lusaka from the 15th to 30th of this month.