Zambian Voice calls for a more independent ACC

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A nongovernmental organization advocating for good governance and justice, Zambian voice has called for the review of the law under which the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) was formed to further enhance its professional work to fight corruption in the country.

Executive Director Chilufya Tayali notes that much as his organization welcomes the announcement by President Michael Sata to decentralize the ACC, such a move will be in futility if the ACC’s Director is still remains an appointee of the Head of State.

Mr. Tayali says the current situation where the head the Commission is still appointed by the President, compromises the ACC’s work to probe senior government officials who have been alleged to have engaged corrupt practices.

Speaking to Qfm in an interview, Mr. Tayali says following President Sata’s announcement in Parliament on Friday yesterday that his government intends to further strengthen the operations of the ACC, his organization would like to further see the ACC handling high profile corruption cases in the country.

Mr. Tayali has charged that if corruption is to be fought to zero, senior leaders who have been found to be engaging in corruption should be prosecuted without fear or favor.

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