Leonard Ncube in Livingstone, Zambia
THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Zambia to fight cross-border economic crimes.
The development comes as Zimbabwe is making frantic efforts to recover money and assets stashed outside the country obtained through proceeds of crime, said ZACC chairperson Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo.
Justice Matanda-Moyo and ACC acting director general Mrs Rosemary Nkonde-Khuzwayo presided over the signing ceremony in Livingstone, Zambia.
Speaking during the signing ceremony, on the sidelines of a Fast Tracking UNCAC Implementation conference, Justice Matanda-Moyo said the agreement was a milestone in achieving best practices in the fight against corruption in Zimbabwe and Zambia.
“Today we are here to formalise this collaboration,” she said. “The MoU will include collaboration in the exchange of information, joint investigations, mutual assistance in the recovery of proceeds of crime and exchange of skilled personnel among others.”