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Basel Institute hails Zambia’s war against corruption, promises support


Zambia’s war against corruption is encouraging and worth supporting, according to the Basel Institute on Governance.

The Basel Institute on Governance is an independent not for profit competence centre working around the world to strengthen governance and counter corruption and other financial crimes.

Basel Institute of Governance president Peter Maurer said in a statement today December 14th, 2022 that Zambia through its Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) had shown commitment to fight the vice.

The Basel Institute of Governance held a meeting with the ACC Board Chairperson Musa Mwenye, State Counsel on the sidelines of the 2022 International Anti-Corruption Conference in Washington, DC United States of America.

Maurer said there was no doubt that Zambia needed to be supported for showing willingness to fight corruption and protect public resources.

“We are very encouraged by the determination and the recognition of the complicity of the ACC Chairperson (Musa Mwenye). And we are very much enthusiastic to continue with the cooperation to support the fight against corruption,” said Maurer.

In response, Mwenye said the meeting was productive and highlighted key areas of asset recovery.

“The fight against corruption must and include addressing all the loopholes that those who abuse the trust and steal from the people can hide assets.

The Basel Institute is key in building the capacity and help in asset tracing. The cooperation of the ACC and the Basel Institute will continue further,” he said.

The 20th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), the world’s largest independent global forum to fight corruption, is been held in Washington D.C. United States of America.

Heads of state, business leaders, major international financial institutions, civil society organisations and journalists from over 140 countries will assess how to respond to key global challenges in which corruption plays a central role, including the climate crisis, democratic integrity, global security and the influence of dirty money on economic and political systems.

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