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Zambia joins continent commemorate the 4th African Anti-Corruption Day

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Today, the country is joining the rest of the African continent celebrate the 4th African Anti-Corruption Day.

The African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption was adopted in Maputo, Mozambique on 11 July 2003 and came into force in 2006.

To date, the Convention has been ratified by 40 member states of the African Union. Since adoption of the Convention, African states have made significant efforts in the fight against corruption including the establishment of national laws and the creation of anti-corruption agencies.

In recognition of the vast progress that has been made and cognizant of the need to continually reflect on approaches to end corruption, the African Union designated 11 July as the African Anti-Corruption Day.

This year will mark the fourth edition of the African Anti-Corruption under the theme “Fighting corruption through effective and efficient judicial systems .”

The day shall serve as a basis for all anticorruption stakeholders to reflect on roles and effectiveness national judiciary systems in fighting graft.

Member States, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, the media and citizens across the continent and in the diaspora are called upon to join forces in commemorating the day.

The African Union Advisory Board on Corruption shall lead the celebrations on behalf of the African Union.

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