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Badilisha Lugha KISWAHILI

PCCB hails media for role in combating graft

9th May 2012

The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) has hailed the media as a true partner in the war against corruption.

Speaking in Mwanza yesterday at a training workshop on the fight against corruption organised for members on the press, PCCB Mwanza Bureau Chief Christopher Mariba said the media has played a big role in the apprehension of people suspected to be involved in corruption.

Mariba said the media has been a partner in the war against corruption, adding that most corruption cases being handled by his bureau were a result of media coverage.

The two-day training is meant to build the capacity of journalists on matters pertaining to the fight against corruption so they can inform the public on the government’s efforts in the fight against the social vice.

He appealed to journalists to continue working with PCCB in the fight against corruption for the betterment of the nation and for a just society.

“Everybody must take part in this war, for the vice affects everybody in the society and unless we join hands its will be difficult for PCCB alone to succeed in the war,” he said.

Mariba said because of the good cooperation his bureau is getting from members of the press, the number of cases on corruption which the PCCB in Mwanza is prosecuting have been increasing.

He said he would not let down the media or spoil the good relations between journalists and the PCCB, adding that he would nurture the cooperation by promptly working on corruption allegations exposed by the media and brought to the attention of his bureau.

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