Tuesday, 13 September 2011


Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) has called on the Zambia Police Service and Electoral Commission of Zambia to remain vigilant and prosecute perpetrators of violence as the country heads towards polls day.
TIZ has also called on stakeholders to refrain from engaging in corrupt practices as this would not augur well for elections.
TIZ Finance and Administration Manager Isaac Mundia told ZANIS in an interview with ZANIS today in Ndola that there was need for calm and oneness in the country in the next one week before voting.
He said the Zambia Police Service and ECZ should ensure they arrest anybody fanning trouble because the country was known for peaceful elections.
Mr Mundia also said there was need for the Anti Corruption Commission to arrest anybody found engaging in corrupt practices adding that corruption had the potential to make the electorate lose confidence in the system.
He appealed to the electorate to report corrupt practices during the campaign
period and poll day to TIZ and the Anti Corruption Commission adding that the
elections must be credible as much as possible as opposed to them being marred with corruption
He also disclosed during the interview that TIZ had since deployed monitors countrywide who were currently monitoring the electoral process.
And Mr Mundia said there was need to involve community based organisations (CBOs), if Zambia was to achieve more in the fight against graft adding that corruption would not be won, if various stakeholders worked in isolation.
During a one day meeting for Copperbelt based CBOs at Henry Makulu
lodge, he said TIZ had since embarked on a programme of identifying stakeholders
at grassroots level where it encouraged them to sensitise communities on dangers of corruption.
 He also commended the ACC for coming up with more laws to strengthen
the fight against corruption.

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