The ACC takes over corruption case involving five traffic police officers in Chipata.

The Zambia Police Service has handed over a matter to ACC, the Anti-Corruption Commission where 5 police traffic officers have been accused of corrupt activities.
This has been confirmed to Breeze News by the Eastern Province Police Commissioner, Grace Chipalila.
This follows an incident where the Provincial Minister, Malozo Sichone unearthed a scam where the officers had extorted over 3000 Kwacha from motorists while the receipt book only indicated that they had collected less than 600 Kwacha.
Ms Chipalila says that the 5 traffic police officers will only be dealt with once a report has been submitted by the ACC.
The Provincial Police Commissioner has issued a warning to her officers to desist from engaging in corrupt activities and concentrate on the job that they have been commissioned to do.
Meanwhile Provincial Minister, Malozo Sichone says that this is just the beginning of government’s move to curb corruption in government institutions.
Mr. Sichone says that his office has been receiving reports of alleged corruption, where government workers have to bribe someone to get their files worked on.
He has revealed that some officers under the Ministry of Health are currently being investigated for alleged corruption while conducting their duties.
And Mr. Sichone says that some traffic police officers have been pocketing as much as 18 thousand Kwacha per day through corrupt practices at road blocks.
He has also revealed that taxi drivers are meant to pay 20 Kwacha at road blocks even if they have not committed any traffic offence.
The provincial minister has called on people in Eastern Province to assist government fight corruption by reporting all corrupt practices.

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