ZAMBIA’S standing at 105 on the released world corruption index among the most corrupt countries in the world according to International Watchdog is worrying for our growing economy.
Much as President Edgar Lungu has several times warned against corrupt practices among civil servants and civic leaders, his cry and warning seem to have fallen on deaf ears, hence this scenario.
If not so, the current statistics should have proved otherwise.
Corruption is a cancer and involves stealing of public funds, forgeries among others and should not therefore be fought with kid gloves if it has to be won.
Allegations of corruption in recruitment, tendering, land acquisition, political ascendance, examination malpractices are the most pronounced in our country that need urgent mitigation.
The general citizenry should also not fold hands but should be involved in the fight to cleanse our nation of this cancer called corruption.
The fight, in short, is ours as Zambians and investigative wings should always help curb such vices when reported without looking at anyone’s face or political affiliation.
Together, we can win the battle, while divided, we shall just worsen it.