President of Zanzibar and the Chairman of the Revolutionary Council Honourable Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi speak, after being sworn the Director general of Zanzibar anti-corruption and economic crimes authority Mr Ali Abdullah Ali at state house-08/09/2022.
The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar(RGoZ) has established policies and legislation on corruption prevention, education, and enforcement. These initiatives date back nearly forty years with the prevention and combatting of corruption Decree No. o4 of 1975.
The most recent legislation specifically aimed at preventing corruption is the Zanzibar anti-corruption and economic crimes Act No 01 of 2012.This ultimately resulted in the 2013 establishment of the Zanzibar anti-corruption and economic crimes authority(ZAECA).Subsequent to these development, relevant government agencies have intensified activities aimed at detecting and curbing corrupt practices.
However, despite the measures undertaken, corruption continues to seriously undermine the integrity of the public service system and arouse mistrust of public institutions. Increasingly, corruption has been perceived as a factor affecting the path towards development. Corruption undermines public trust in state institutions, is linked with high inequalities, and skews incentives from activities that both benefit the public and those individuals in making decision positions. It agreed that there is a need for a national anti-corruption strategy that could serve to organize collectives efforts, implement target plans, and track progress.
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