Kuugongelwa-Amadhila praises strides in anti-corruption efforts

•By Allexer Namundjembo

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says the country has made considerable progress in improving anti-corruption measures and promoting good governance.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said this during the Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum in Paris, France.

Speaking at the forum, Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said improvements in the public sector’s processes, systems, and institutions have strengthened efforts to combat corruption and enhance efficiency in Namibia.

“To put country-specific anti-corruption milestones into context, in 2003, the Anti-Corruption Act was passed in Parliament and came into effect in 2005, and in 2006, the Ant-Corruption Commission was established with the mandate to investigate allegations of corruption-prevention measures in both the public and private sectors,” she said.

Furthermore, the Prime Minister said that since establishing the Anti-Corruption Commission, 768 cases have been referred to the Prosecutor General’s Office, and 343 cases have been concluded in court by the fiscal year 2022/2023.

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