The Ant Corruption Commission (ACC) is currently investigating over 1,000 cases of corruption countrywide in an effort to get rid of the vice.
ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono said the commission was working hard to ensure that corruption is significantly reduced and eventually eradicated from the country.
Mr. Moono said has since employed various efforts and initiatives to sensitise the public on dangers of engaging themselves in corruption.
He said this in Lusaka today during a quarterly media briefing covering the period between January and March 2015.
Mr. Moono said during the period under review, the commission received a total of 413 reports of suspected cases of corruption.
He stated that out of these cases, 284 reports did not have elements of corruption and as such, advice was given to all those that provided the information on how to best pursue the matters.
He said 129 reports contained elements of corruption and out of these, 60 were authorised for investigations and 56 reports did not have sufficient details of the vice to warrant investigations.
Mr. Moono expressed that such cases were referred to relevant institutions for administrative actions while others were closed with no further action taken.
And Mr. Moono has disclosed that the commission made 12 arrested countrywide adding that 92 prosecution cases are before the courts of law.
He also said the commission managed to secure nine convictions, five acquittals were recorded while 10 cases were at appeal stage respectively.
Mr Moono said the commission was determined to fighting corruption in the country regardless of the person involved in the scam.
“We won’t relent in fighting corruption in the country. The commission will do all it can in order to bring all culprits to book when ever found wanting regardless of their status in society,” Mr. Moono said.
Mr. Moono also said the commission has nabbed high profile individuals whose names are in the public domain.
He has meanwhile called on the members of the public to continue working hand in hand with the commission in order to eradicate the vice in the nation.