Police, RTSA Top Corruption Index

THE Zambia Police Service and the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) are leading public institutions in corruption, the latest Zambia Bribe Payers Index (ZBPI) has revealed.

 The 2012 Index report which was released in Lusaka yesterday ranks the two institutions in first and second places respectively on the 16-log index which has the Patent and Companies Registration Office (PACRA) as the least institution involving bribery cases.

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) released the report.

Public institutions that followed were the Ministry of Health, the National Registration Office, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, the Zambia Revenue Authority, Zesco, the judiciary (courts), passport office and local authorities.

Others were the Ministry of Education, the Immigration Department, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, the Ministry of Communication, Works, Transport and Supply, ZAMTEL and PACRA on the tail.

A summary of the findings revealed that the overall aggregate bribery score had reduced from 14 per cent in 2009 to 9.8 per cent in 2012.

TIZ president Lee Habasonda said while it was disappointing that the police still ranked number one as the most corrupt institution, it was gratifying to note that they were the most improved in terms of reduction of bribery institution.

Mr Habasonda said it was disappointing that RTSA had moved up the ladder in terms of corruption to rank second.

In 2009 RTSA was ranked fourth, the Ministry of Health was ranked sixth, while the National Registration Office was ranked second, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources was third.

“We have, however, noted that the more an institution relates or has an interface with the general public, the more likely they are to be reported as corrupt and while this is acknowledged, these indicators, as contained in the 2012 ZBPI, are a source of concern,” he said.

The report also made a comparison between President Michael Sata’s Government in the fight against corruption with that of late President Levy Mwanawasa, in which it stated that the current Government exhibited less seriousness but that there was room for improvement.

But compared to former President Rupiah Banda’s administration, the PF Government was performing better.

“We implore the PF Government to take this report with humility, good faith and goodwill for the betterment of their own record as a Government in the fight against corruption,” he said.

Secretary to the Cabinet Rowland Msiska in a speech read for him by Permanent Secretary for administration, Anna Mwewa, said information generated from the survey was helpful in understanding the supply side of corruption .

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22 Responses to Police, RTSA Top Corruption Index

  1. PF Policy Admirer(UPND) Reply

    March 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    They only way we can eradicate or reduce CORRUPTION in Zambia is by changing the punishment to DEATH sentence like CHINA then all these corrupt people and organizations would stop.Another problem is evn those who rae charged for CORRUPTION rae not in Prison because they have the loot.How can anyone be serious with the figth against corruption.CORRUPTION and MURDER are same both kill poor innocent and defenceless people.

  2. bana smart banda Reply

    March 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    U go to the police to report a corruption case but before u can report, they insist ati kubalishamo if u r 2 b considered. Elo nomba wachita shani? Money money money

  3. haantobolo Reply

    March 8, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    make the punishment more stiffer

  4. bashi mizo Reply

    March 8, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    zambia bribe taxpayers index(ZBTI) has revealed zesco again what medicine can we give zesco for them to stop corruption act especially nakonde branch. 4u to be connected power u need to bribe them why!!!!

  5. bamwinen Reply

    March 8, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Imagine u 4got 2 carry yo driving license & u are Tod 2go 2 de police station 2 pay’k 270 wat do u do,and de officer is willing 2 get a 50pin.who is goin corrupt de other, & who is corrupt.this think won’t end b coz of ubuchushi.

  6. Livingstone Reply

    March 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Our GRZ should first reduce the traffic penalties maybe as lower as KR10.00 per offence and this will enable the offenders to pay at easy without our Police as well as RATSA getting more interesting with how much money one offender will have to pay…….as many other institutions to follow suit?Remove that cancer, bureaucracy, redtapes a good number to follow and we shall win! All the best

  7. 1200 Reply

    March 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    especially DEBS lsk M.O.EDUCATION.

  8. Moofasaaa Reply

    March 8, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    First I ll begin with u da ACC.U yoself wer er u,i ve not seen u in dis is da case of membe & nchito involving billions, a direct case.(buried).kabimba & gbm direct case(buried).mwembwa mwe.

  9. Money mula Reply

    March 8, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    My name is KR.these guys are after me nowaNder they are fat.stop chasing me ma Boses

    • Belle Reply

      February 26, 2014 at 11:38 am

      I am forever indebted to you for this inooimatrfn.

  10. machenda atuba Reply

    March 8, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    It is cancer

  11. Chisakulo Reply

    March 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Spot fines always fuel up corruption. introduce tikets for the vehicles and for a Driver to be payed at post office. Also becoz the charges are too high. speed trap in Zimbabwe is as low as KR25. while in Zambia the lowest charge is KR170 what a difference.

  12. scone13 Reply

    March 9, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Hehehehehe police and road traffic men say work on me I work on you When ever they find you with a case to answer more esspecially Fridays.

  13. john Reply

    March 9, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Kindly let the government reduce penalty charge people will be paying.
    RTSA shame on you,you seem to be very smart but thieves change for the better.

  14. Tribalist Reply

    March 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    I also wonder why they go in circles looking for the corrupt people when the police are the ones who are on top. This is not the thing that one is suppose to learn today NO, everyone knows this, constables are today very rich, richer than commissioners, and one wonders what does the government do. We know alot of these charps.Where do they get the money from. Corruption is in the police and no where alse.

  15. barotse diaspora Reply

    March 9, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Corruption is a terminaly ill infection which can’t be treated in zambia

  16. You have left ZESCO,most of Human Resource Managers and CEOs for employing beatiful female and men on tribal lines [one tribe policy of employment] as the current trend is

  17. Davy Banda Reply

    March 10, 2013 at 8:01 am


  18. longman Reply

    March 10, 2013 at 9:51 am

    some of them say scratch my back i scratch yours. To be frank and serious it is the givt which is causing this problem. It daznt want to upgrade us. It is denying us our right to hold political rallies. It is segregative in allocation of of resources. It tells us to trade freely on the street but comes back to say leave the street. All sorts of rubbish comes from the govt

  19. Umutekatima wabushishe ikonge amabula Reply

    March 10, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    kolapushoni,ku Choma RTSA.Especially that one ati Mr. Phiri,makes people fail tests falsely so that they can bribe him.One time someone I know told me ati amupele 1 meter pakuti asende driving licence.To my surprise that person was even braging ati baume balya.Surely I cant bosha anyboday for nothing.Ufontini also contributes to this unendless kolapushoni mwe.

  20. Mark Reply

    April 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    RATSA shame on you! you are busy standing by the road side waiting for a K5m per week and yet you are the first in corruption? This institution is rabish… ba kolwe imwe.

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