THE 2014 Zambia Bribe Payers Index (ZBPI) has rated the Zambia Police Service traffic section as the most corrupt institution while the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) ranks second.
This is according to the 2014 ZBPI survey jointly conducted by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and Transparency International Zambia (TIZ). The results were announced yesterday.
The index shows that bribe demand increased by 6.7 percent in 2014 from 4.7 percent in 2012.
The bribe demand increased among the supervisor and junior staff categories in the public service.
Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska said in a speech read for him by his deputy Peter Kasanda yesterday that ZBPI can translate into better accountability and governance in Zambia.
Dr Msiska said information in the ZBPI is helpful in understanding the supply side of corruption.
He said the findings in the report reflect the challenges and achievements in the area of corruption.
TIZ executive director Goodwell Lungu said most people pay bribes because they feel it is normal to do so.
“It is the wish of each and every Zambian to see that there is a reduction in corruption in the Zambia Police and RTSA,” Mr Lungu said.
Mr Lungu said TIZ will start conducting sensitisation campaigns in the Zambia Police Service traffic section and RTSA, which have been rated as the most corrupt.
He said that K600,000 has been allocated to conduct the sensitisation campaign with the hope that the two perceived most corrupt institutions will be corruption-free.