2024-07-13

ACB engages karonga public officers on corruption

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The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has asked public duty-bearers in Karonga District to promote integrity among public servants as one way of fighting corruption in the country.

ACB Senior Public Education Officer Bornface Ng’oma made the call in the district following a sensitization meeting that the graft bursting body organized with Head of Government Departments and Agencies in Karonga on the on-going fight against corruption.

In an interview Ng’oma, said as head of departments it is vital that public officers embrace and promote a culture of integrity through honesty and being accountable in all their dealings as public servants.

Adding that the fight against corruption is the responsibility of all stakeholders and that the country cannot realize meaningful progress if the fight is left to ACB alone.

“we have embarked on this sensitization campaign of engaging communities and public officers on how they can prevent and curb corruption practices because we believe it is key in rooting out the vice hence as public officers we believe they can and should play a significant role in the fight against corruption hence our engagement with them,” he said.

Ng’oma therefore asked for collaboration among stakeholders and government departments to ensure transparency and accountability in all the district’s project implementation.

Ng’oma doing a presentation

One of the participants to the meeting Raphael Mkisi Director of Argriculture, Environment and Natural Resources in Karonga, Commended the bureau for enlightening them on the functions of the ACB and the fight against corruption saying the exercise has empowered public officials to take a leading role in reporting suspicious activities in the district.

In his remarks Alan Chitete a representative of the Karonga District Commissioner, urged fellow public servants to continue upholding principles and code of conduct in their offices to avoid being enticed by corrupt practices.

“As a district the engagement with ACB is timely considering the efforts that are being done in rooting out corruption in the country hence the knowledge that we have gained has inspired us to change our mindset towards corruption and as well as inspiring us to be at the fore front in bringing to light corruption issues and reporting them to the bureau,” said Chitete.

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