Corruption in Zambia has been a thorny issue for some time -TIZ

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Transparency International Zambia (TI-Z) Chapter President Reuben Lifuka has commended Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) for commissioning a study that challenges organizations to think creatively and strategically in fostering contributions towards an effective fight against corruption.

Corruption in Zambia has been a thorny issue for some time and many stakeholders are cleaving to see a corrupt free country.

Speaking during a seminar at Intercontinental Hotel, Lifuka said the study will expedite the fight against corruption, adding that the move by Open Society Initiative from Southern Africa (OSISA) will also reduce the impact of corruption on democratic development in Zambia.

And Lifuka noted that corruption erodes people’s sense of equity and belief in justice as it undermines the trust people in Government, adding that Corruption only sustains poverty and inequality.

“I want to commend Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) for commissioning a study that challenges organizations to think creatively and strategically in fostering contributions towards an effective fight against corruption” Lifuka said

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    It’s good of you to commend Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA). But…we do have within our government and democratic structures a way of dealing with corruption.

    The problem with a lot of Opposition and various civil organisations is that they think their initiatives are based on their facts alone and they seem to think fostering foreign funded initiates as superior. I don’t know of any country in the world where corruption at gov’t level does not damage the country.

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      Worse still, I don’t know any country that benefits with as much foreign intervention as Zambia has had. To many voices create a single noisy incoherent system ill equipped to deal with corruption. RESPECT for the right of each country to control its gov’t is above all International efforts.

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      I accept Zambian corruption is mind defying, but it’s among the citizens as well. Property/ Land thefts, are like a sideways Welfare system brought in by the failure to tackle poverty. The gov’t looks unable or unwilling to tackle citizen to citizen crimes…like sort it out amongst yourselves! Failure to tackle Lawlessness among the citizenry is the MOST persistent failure by gov’t. It’s an easy target to point at politician corruption but the rot has spread among the citizens as well.

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    Zambians are so used to corruption that even if a Newspaper headline read “Parliament Sold to Chinese for $50”, the paper wouldn’t sell.

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    Why is RDA still under State House?

    Sata campaigned to eradicate zambia of chinese but he was bribed big by Chinese road contractors after he won elections. Where is his family after all the ill-gotten monies? His son mulenga Sata is finished.

    Evil dictator lungu a corrupt widow-swindling lawyer has continued the trend & is deep in the pockets of chinese. Who can forget fotoz of the mansions AVIC donated to lungu? ACC needs to be disbanded & the entire managment arrested for abetting crimes against Zambians.

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    That coming from a beneficiary of corruption? When u were corruptly appointed by Sata to review a constitution, that u continued sitting way beyond the submission period and continued getting paid, u did not know it was corruption? What has happened now? Are u back now that you are broke & sata is gone who you were eating with?
    Zambians tend to only see corruption when they are not benefiting. The case with Lifuka here

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    Corruption will never disappear. The only thing to do is to reduce it through regulation. All control systems must be computerized so they can be monitored in the value chain. I am glad ECL is working to computerize the systems.

    One day I went to UTH Dental Dept. and the guy wanted to write me a receipt in a receipt book. Really? A receipt book in this computer age? That is recipe for corruption. He didn’t write the receipt, he told me to give him 75% of the amount and he shared with his friends. I don’t blame him. If he generated an electronic receipt, that money would’ve gone to Government.

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