In an attempt to strengthen its corruption drive, Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has engaged Ndirandeâ€™s Holy Ghost Parish with the establishment of an ACB Club.
ACB engaged the church with fighting corrupt practices and Terms of Reference (TOR) training on Tuesday after the church wrote to the bureau to have a club where the youth would be trained on how corruption could be curbed.
Assistant Parish Priest Malambo Mbulo in an interview said corruption was biblical hence there was need for the youth to be trained in the dangers of the malpractices saying it deters church growth.
â€œAs a church after being approached by our youth to have ACB Club here, we wrote to ACB so that they come and train them.
â€œThe church has members who are working in various sectors of the society some of whom can be tempted with corrupt practices. Apart from this corruption is recorded in Proverbs 29 verses 4,â€ said Mbulo.
He said even in the church there were many practices of corruption, hence the need to sensitise the members. He noted that sometimespeople get favours not on merit.
He said as faith institution it has to take active role in leading the drive towards the fight against corruption.
In another interview Susan Phiri, ACB Corruption Prevention Officer said the training was in response to a request from the church.
â€œACB is just implementing some of its 8 pillars to fight corruption in the country by engaging different stakeholders.