Experience Sharing On Best Practices In The Fight Against Corruption With The Parliament Of Zambia
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) hosted members of the Privileges, Absences and Support Services Committee of the Parliament of Zambia for a Benchmarking Visit at Integrity Centre on 11th June, 2018.
The visit, which was organized by the Powers and Privileges Committee of the National Assembly of Kenya, was undertaken in order to share experiences and best practices in the fight against corruption and good governance. The two agencies appreciated the structures put in place to fight corruption in both Zambia and Kenya, the successes recorded, the challenges faced and mitigation measures employed.
The Zambia delegation was headed by Gary G. Kombo who was accompanied by Jacob Jack Mwiimbu, George Kingsley Mwamba, Sitwala Morgan Sitwala, George Muhali Imbuwa, Elizabeth Phiri and Dominic Mwinamo.
During the visit, the delegation met with EACC Commissioner Paul Gachoka, Secretary/CEO Mr. Halakhe Dida Waqo, Mr. Michael Mubea the Deputy Secretary/CEO and EACC Directors.
Commissioner Gachoka welcomed the visitors and thanked them for availing time to visit EACC. He informed the visitors that the Commission derived its mandate from the Constitution of Kenya. He noted that this had enabled the Commission to have stability and security in undertaking its duties. Previously, the Commission had faced disruptions with threats of disbandment and/or constant changes in the top leadership.
He further highlighted the need to work together with other agencies to fight graft. He acknowledged the gains made in Kenya through the Multi-Agency Team (MAT). He also informed the team that the top leadership in Kenya was committed to fighting corruption and the President had pledged his support to all agencies involved in the fight against graft.
The delegation was also informed of the various strategies employed by EACC in fighting corruption. The Directors from the Commission shared with the visitors various Commission programs and activities within our broad mandate of law enforcement, corruption prevention, ethics and leadership.
The delegation expressed their gratitude to the Commission for the warm welcome and shared experiences that would be useful fof the fight against graft in Zambia.