PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has challenged Law Enforcement institutions such as the Anti Corruption Commission and others to intensify their efforts in curbing the escalating levels of corruption in the country.
The President urged the agencies to collaborate with each other and deal with corruption swiftly to avoid losses of public funds, a job which should not be done by state house.
Speaking during the commemoration of the World Anti-Corruption Day held under the theme “United Against Corruption”, in Lusaka yesterday, the President reiterated that his government will do its part in ensuring the attainment of a corruption-free Zambia.
He said it was heartbreaking to see the levels of abuse and embezzlement of public resources which continued to be revealed in the auditor-general’s report and other related reports hence the need to punish erring Officers and the stolen funds recovered.
President Lungu said corruption was one of the biggest threats to the attainment of sustainable development goals.