The Anti-Corruption Commission is the main body tasked to combat corruption in Zambia. It is mandated to perform the following functions:-
- Prevent and take necessary and effective measures for the prevention of corruption in public and private bodies;
- Receive and investigate complaints of alleged or suspected corrupt practices, and subject to the directions of the Director of Public Prosecutions, prosecute those suspected of involvement in corruption;
- Investigate any conduct of any public officer which in the opinion of the Commission may be connected with or conducive to corrupt practices;
- Disseminate information on the socio-economic effects of corrupt practices, and enlist and foster public support against corrupt practices; and,
- Do such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the functions.
In order to effectively and efficiently perform these functions, the Commission has established five main departments namely: Investigations; Legal and Prosecutions; Corruption Prevention; Community Education, and; Finance and Administration.