The Anti-Corruption Commission says the SADC Protocol against Corruption will help prevent and eradicate corruption in the public and private sector in Zambia.

Speaking in South Africa after attending a SADC Anti-Corruption Sub-Committee Meeting in Angola, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) director-general Kapetwa Phiri said the Protocol would help promote and regulate cooperation not only in Zambia, but among the state parties in the region.

According to a statement issued by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at Zambia’s High Commission in Pretoria, Naomi Nyawali, Kapetwa said the Protocol would ensure that effectiveness of measures and actions to curb corruption were implemented adequately.

He also hoped that the achievement of the objectives will be drawn by ratification and domestication of the SADC Protocol against Corruption and other relevant international, continental and regional legal instruments against corruption.

Kapetwa added that SADC member-states will collaborate in the achievement of the relevant objectives of International, Continental, and Regional Agreements against Corruption.

He stated that Zambia will adopt and enhance information sharing with the member-states from SADC meetings on corruption, which will be used in national policies in the fight against corruption.

Zambia is among the SADC countries that signed the agreements of the Protocol on Politics, Defence Security Cooperation and the Protocol against Corruption.