ZACC shifts focus to corruption prevention

By ZBC Reporter

THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) is adopting a pro-active thrust in the fight against corruption by focusing more on prevention of the vice which continues to rob the nation millions of dollars.

Since its inception, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission has focused more on investigating and arresting suspected corrupt elements in various organisations.

In that regard, the Chairperson of the Commission Honourable Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo says their focus as a commission is now more inclined towards prevention.

Prevention is better than cure as the saying goes.  Therefore our anti-corruption drive is not only motivated by arrests. This year we are placing more emphasis on preventing corruption.  We have started a roundtable interaction with internal auditors, she said.

Justice Matanda Moyo, who was addressing stakeholders during the Commission’s first Annual General meeting held virtually this Thursday, called for the strengthening of institutions with oversight roles.

 In line with collaboration ZACC is also advocating for the strengthening of institutions with oversight roles in the fight against corruption like ZRP and NPA by way of enhancing skills.  They should be fully resourced and capacitate in order to effectively carryout their functions, she added.

ZACC has also gone digital following the establishment of digital platforms to increase visibility and access to its services as the country moves to combat corruption.