Government has reaffirmed its commitment in the fight against corruption through its implementation of support programmes aimed at preventing and combating corruption at various levels in the Public Service.
Copperbelt Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe said this in a speech read on his behalf by Ndola District Commissioner Canon George Chisulo during the commemoration of the Public Service Day in the district.
Mr Mwakalombe revealed that government is further promoting the participation of all stakeholders to combat corruption in the public service.
He also revealed that some erring public service officers have since been punished for engaging in corrupt practices.
Mr Mwakalombe added that government has continued to implement the national anti-corruption policy which among other things, was encouraging the participation and networking of public and private institutions in the fight against corruption.
And speaking earlier Ndola Mayor Amon Chisenga said all civil servants should ensure that they participate in the commemoration of the day, in order for them to appreciate their duty to service.
Mr Chisenga noted that it was unfortunate for notable institutions such as the Zambia Police (ZP), the Zambia Correctional Service (ZCS) and the Zambian National Service (ZNS) among others missed from this years’ commemoration, in the district.
This year’s Public Service Day was commemorated under the theme “Combating corruption in the Public Service through stakeholder participation and promotion of ethical leadership to realize the objectives of the African agenda 2063 and the united nations sustainable development goals”.