A COUNTRY REPORT ON CORRUPTION TO THE SAFAC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IN MASERU, LESOTHO.
Investigations and Prosecutions
The Anti-Corruption Bureau has been in operation for over 10 years now and has continued to operate independently in pursuit of its objectives. The Bureau has been able to investigate and prosecute a whole range of cases involving influential public figures as well as those at lower operational levels. The case concerning the former head of state Dr. Bakili Muluzi is one example of cases the Bureau has handled involving over MK1.7 billion (US$15 Million). Recent developments in this case are summarized below. Read More.
Mozambique Country Report 2010
The corruption constitutes a threat to the social and economic development of the country, with disastrous implications in the levels of trust of the Government institutions.
As the corruption, there is the improper appropriation of moneys or goods of the Government in detriment of the interests of the society.
It has been recognized by Mozambican Government as a crime, that why all the members of the society are called to collaborate and combat against.
The General Attorney's office and the Anti-Corruption Bureau, they have been developing, in their competences, actions seeking to prevent and combats to the corruption.
Several institutions of the Government, in 2009, gave their contribution in the exercise of the competences of Anti-Corruption Bureau, among which can be underlined the general inspection of Finances, the Administrative Court and the financial institutions.
In concerns to the preventive actions, the Anti-Corruption Bureau accomplished, in coordination with the provincial attorney's offices, 59 lectures against 38 of the previous year. Some of these lectures were accomplished at the request of Ministries, provincial governments and some public institutions.
They participated in the referred lectures 4.650 public employees and agents, against 6.580, of the previous year, namely judges, prosecutors, bailiffs of the Tribunals and Attorney's offices, leaders at the several levels, employees of the Local Autarchies, police and customs officers, agents of the services of Migration and civil identification. Read More
Tanzania Country Report 2010.
REPORT BY THE DIRECTORATE ON CORRUPTION AND ECONOMIC CRIME (DCEC)
Corruption if left unattended has the potential to erode the basis of democracy and undermine the rule of law which could subsequently lead to riots, civil wars and abject poverty. It is the vehicle through which societal ills such as nepotism, favoritism and bribery network. It is the devil whose powers can turn virtues and render a well fairing country like Botswana into an absolute charity case. Stable and sound democracies and economies have collapsed as a result of rampant corruption. Africa, particularly southern Africa where we as members of SAFAC fall has not been spared of this rod of corruption. It is worth noting therefore that it is imperative that we as SAFAC associates join hands in combating it and in implementing joint initiatives that are already in place.
In his inauguration speech in 2008, the President of Botswana, His Excellency Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama pledged to support initiatives geared towards anticorruption. This ceremony also coincided with the unveiling of his road map which is anchored on the five Ds principle (Democracy, Development, Discipline, Dignity and Delivery). These Ds put emphasis on the rule of law, service delivery, productivity and improvement of the lives of the people which are all tributaries to corruption if not fulfilled. Following the introduction of these Ds, there were some support interventions that saw the fight against corruption gaining some positive measures. The most significant one is a presidential directive that allowed the DCEC to design its conditions of services which are still under process. These conditions will go a long way in filling some loopholes such as lack of training, loss of skilled officers for greener pastures and higher level of productivity since the proposed conditions of service have better welfare and work packages that the general public service which the DCEC currently falls under does not have.