UNDP delegation calls on ACC chairman

Staff Correspondent

22 August, 2019 12:00 AM printer

A delegation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) called on Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood on Wednesday.

The three-member team, led by UNDP representative Philliat Matsheza, and the ACC chief discussed how to enhance mutual cooperation.

During the meeting, the UNDP delegation wanted to know about the ACC‘s overall activities.

The ACC chairman told the delegation that the commission is conducting various activities, including formation of 28,000 ‘Satata Sangha’ at educational institutions across the country which will play an important role in promoting honesty transparency.

He said corruption is one of the main obstacles to the growing economic development in the country and the commission is working relentlessly to curb graft.

At least 70 percent accused in graft cases are receiving punishment and the commission hopes that the conviction rate will be 100 percent in the coming days, he said.