ACC vows to step up fight in 2024 after retrieving K756 million last year

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OVER K756 million, worth of assets and 19 vehicles have been forfeited to the state in 2023, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has revealed.

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The anti graft authority also stated that 1037 corruption reports were received last year of which 541 were investigated, 17 secured convictions, and closed 183 cases.

During the 2023 End of Year Media Briefing, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Head of Corporate Communications, Timothy Moono disclosed substantial success in its fight against corruption.

Moono emphasized the Commission’s dedication to investigating and prosecuting offenders, emphasizing impartiality and professionalism.

“”The Commission is resolved to tackle the corruption scourge, but this task requires concerted efforts from members of the public.” Moono said.

“It is the desire of the Commission to build on the successes already scored in the past to attain even greater success in 2024 and the years to come.”

Acknowledging the crucial role of the public, Moono commended them for reporting suspected cases of corruption and urged continued collaboration.

He highlighted recent legal reforms announced by the President to expedite corruption-related court cases within five months, with the ACC actively engaging stakeholders for effective implementation.

The ACC’s fourth-quarter activities included finalizing the National Anti-Corruption Policy and establishing 28 new Integrity Committees.

Moono said the private sector engagements, public awareness activities, and significant strides in investigations and prosecutions underscored the Commission’s commitment to fostering a corruption-free Zambia.

Looking ahead, Moono expressed gratitude to the public, stakeholders, and the government, vowing to intensify anti-corruption efforts in 2024.

By Moses Makwaya

Kalemba January 25, 2024

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