Government has advised the Anti Corruption Commission to up its game in order to effectively curb the loss of public resources through corruption.
Speaking during the official opening of middle management training of Anti-Corruption Commission Staff funded by the Commonwealth Secretariat, Deputy Secretary to Cabinet Dr. Oliver Kalabo expressed concern that the country is losing huge sums of money through corruption.
Dr. Kalabo says chasing after properties by the commission could have been avoided if preventive measures were taken in the first place.
He said government has placed the fight against corruption at the center of its economic and social development and is hopeful that the training will increase the productivity of the commission.
And Commonwealth Head of Public Sector Governance Dr. Roger Koranteng said the ACC has been faced with a number of challenges among them lack of funds to conduct awareness programmes hence the need for Government to continue funding them for such programmes.
Meanwhile, ACC Acting Director General Silumesi Muchula said the capacity building training to senior staff of the commission, will promote efficiency, transparency and accountability in achieving sustainable development goal number 16.