The National Anti Corruption Steering Committee, NACS, convened for it’s quarterly meeting amidst mixed returns from the various committee’s that seek to bring the curb of corruption to institutional centrality.
“Capacitation of law enforcement agencies through training is a key result area for the sub-committee and for the period under review a number of training programmes drawing participant from Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission, Zimbabwe Republic Police, National Prosecuting Authority have been conducted.”
The NACS Steering Committee on enhancing structures for deterrence, detection, adherence and enforcement through compliance with Anti- corruption and integrity management said.
The Citizens Empowerment and awareness sub-committee had ventured into vast programs that saw, “ZACC and TIZ conducted radio and television programmes raising awareness on the anti-corruption drive and held campaigns in Seke rural areas and some Harare urban centers to raise anti-corruption awareness.”
The sub-committee monitoring group recommended that “Public Services Commission as the overseer of the operations of Ministries, Government Agencies and Departments and Independent Commissions issues out a circular instructing these institutions to establish the integrity committees with the training scheduled for the third quarter.”
The whistle blowers sub-committee also highlighted that “ The Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs made a presentation on the approved principles for the whistle blower protection. After the presentation, members were requested to make their contribution.”
The Asset recovery Sub committee highlighted that US$22.346.600 assets in cases had been referred to the National Prosecuting Authority, while US$8, 208,060 worth of assets had been submitted through the ZRP Asset forfeiture Unit”
The NACS is a grouping that constitutes all corruption prone and handling private and public institutions and civic society organisation’s that is aimed at monitoring progress made in terms of addressing corruption related challenges.
The committee is chaired by ZACC Chairperson, Judge Matanda Moyo and is comprised of public sector operator’s including ZEC , ZIMRA, Police, and Civic society organisation’s including Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ), NAYO among others.