• Public resources must be protected by strengthening existing partnership in curbing corruption.
• Since 2012, the two organizations have been working together to design and implement appropriate anti-corruption interventions
• ZBPI is one intervention which is a countrywide household corruption stud
Transparency International Zambia (TI-Z) and Anti-Corruption Commission have committed to continue protecting public resources by strengthening their existing partnership in curbing corruption in the country.
In a joint statement, ACC Director-General Gilbert Phiri and TIZ Chapter President Kalungu Sampa stated that since 2012, the two organizations have been working together to design and implement appropriate anti-corruption interventions using empirical anti-corruption data from the Publication of the Zambia Bribe Payer’s Index (ZBPI).
The Two institutions explained that ZBPI is a countrywide household corruption study which seeks to provide empirical evidence on the state of bribery in selected government ministries, departments and agencies.
They were confident that the partnership between the two institutions has continued to yield tangible results towards tackling the corruption in Zambia. “Despite the challenges that exist in the quest to fight corruption, there remains great resolve in both institutions to face the challenges head on in order to protect public resources,” They stated.
Both institutions agreed that the fight against corruption requires concerted efforts from different stakeholders, and are committed to providing and utilizing different opportunities for achieving that widespread collaboration.
“Public Institutional Capacity Strengthening, through the establishment and training of integrity committees, and the development and dissemination of integrity tools, among other things. Examples of institutions that have benefited from this include the Judiciary, Zambia Police and Road Traffic and Safety Agency, “they said.