The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has described the year 2012 as progressive in terms of corruption prevention.ACC Director General Rosewin Wandi said the commission performed well in ensuring that corruption prevention methods were enhanced as a way of reducing the scourge.
Ms. Wandi told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that prevention was vital in achieving zero tolerance on corruption.She said the commission did not only concentrate on carrying out investigations but also made sure that prevention information was disseminated countrywide.
She has since appealed to the media and other institutions to help the ACC in providing information on the dangers of engaging in corrupt activities.
Ms. Wandi disclosed that the anti corruption integrity committees have played an important role in sensitizing people on corruption within institutions.She explained that to this effect, the levels of unprofessional conduct in institutions have greatly reduced.
She further said ACC has also developed a monitoring and evaluation system which will be used to monitor the performance of integrity committees in various institutions.Integrity committees are internal institutional committees established in accordance to a government programme which is contained in the National Anti-corruption Policy where ACC draws its prevention mandate.
The committees are charged with the mandate of spearheading the prevention of corruption within their sphere of control and hence the institutionalization of corruption prevention.