National Anti-Corruption strategy steering committee meets

By Fairstars Mukungurutse

THE 33-member high level national anti-corruption strategy steering committee met for the second time this year and came up with several resolutions aimed at strengthening the anti-corruption agenda.

The committee met this Thursday and deliberated on issues including the delayed prosecution of cases, whistle blower and witness protection, rollout of integrity pledges for the public and private sector.

“On the issue of accelerating the prosecution of corruption cases the judicial service commission must expedite the amendment of court rules for them to have stipulated time frames for which corruption cases can be finalised,” said John Makamure ZACC spokesperson.

“More capacity building for the criminal justice system officials for them to be able to handle complex corruption cases. Implementation of the Integrity pledges has to be accelerate and we confident by end of this year all stakeholders would have signed.”

Mandated with spearheading implementation of the national anti-corruption strategy, the steering committee was established last year.