DRC Country Report 2011

BACKGROUND:

Under the terms of reference of your letter No. CAT/60/355/01/106 of July 8, 2011 that the DRC has received, through the recommendation of Mr. Paulus NOA, Executive Director of the Anti-Corruption Commission of Namibia I have the honor to salute you and send you the report of anti-corruption activities in the DRC, SADC member countries.

This report focuses on four points:

I. Challenges, And Asset Recovery Statistics
Ii. Training Needs
Iii. Specific Recommendations For The DRC:  Read More



Country Report, Republic of Mauritius

9th SAFAC AGM, Nov 2011

 

(A.K.Ujoodha, Director General, ICAC Mauritius)

 

 

1.0       Introduction

 It is already nine years now since the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) was established. Following amendments to the PoCA in 2005, the members of the board were appointed in May 2006 and the newly constituted Commission started its mandate.

 The first year was mainly concerned with the establishment and structuring of the institution. At the very start, it became crystal clear that a number of challenges and issues needed to be addressed immediately. Though the institution was operational it became apparent that the latter was dysfunctional. The following issues were the priorities of the new Commission:

 

  • High Turnover of staff
  • Huge backlog of cases
  • New complaints yet to be initiated
  • Low staff morale
  • No comprehensive procedures and policies
  • No strategy for each division
  • Low public confidence and bad corporate image
  • Inadequate multi-skilled resources
  • Confidentiality issues
  • Staff not well versed with laws pertaining to ICAC
  • No follow up on investigation and no prioritization of cases
  • Lack of inter-division communication
  • Inexistent results regarding completed investigations and prosecutions
  • No or inappropriate IT Infrastructure
  • No strategy for Rodrigues (another island falling under the jurisdiction of Mauritius)

The Commission took as mission to make corruption socially and morally unacceptable through a culture of integrity, public intolerance against corruption, public confidence in the fight against corruption and effective law enforcement through a participatory approach with the community and stakeholders, including government and the press. 

Since then, no stone was left unturned to address constraints faced by the Commission to effectively fight corruption at all fonts. There has been a U-turn in the management style and strategic direction taken by the new Commission through turnkey solutions and enhanced focus on increasing the success rate of prosecuting Corruption and Money Laundering offences.  Read More.

Namibia Country Report 2011:

Since January 2011 to 30 September 2011 the Commission has received 317 reports. Some of these reports are not really outright cases of corrupt practices as defined in the Act. They are either administrative matters which after preliminary investigations were carried out were referred to relevant authorities for appropriate action or they had no substance at all and were summarily closed.

The genuine complaints that fall under the mandate of the Commission have been investigated and some are still under investigation. Investigating allegations of corrupt practices sometimes take a very long time.

The Commission investigates all cases of alleged corrupt practices without fear or favour. Among cases submitted for prosecution are cases involving high profile officials such as Directors, Permanent Secretaries, Regional Governors, business personalities and many others, including junior officials in both public and private sector. Even foreign nationals suspected of corrupt practices are not spared from investigation by the Commission. Read More

Zimbabwe Country Reports - 2011

Achievements August 2010- August 2011

1. Review of the Implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption

Zimbabwe and Italy conducted a review on Zambia’s Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in June 2011 and the report is being finalized.

2. Systems Review to enhance Integrity and Accountability

Systems Reviews to prevent improprieties by enhancing integrity and accountability were conducted in the following parastatals:-

  • The Deeds Registries Office,
  • The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority
  • The Grain Marketing Board
  • The State Procurement Board
  • The Central Mechanical and Equipment Department
  • The Marange Resources; and
  • Murowa Diamond Mine. Read More

Mozambique Country Report 2011.

Information about the activities undertaken, challenges and statistics GCCC and Conventions For Assinandas scope of corruption in Mozambique, Money Laundering and Drug Trafficking


Under the call now made by SAFAC towards Mozambique was represented at the conference on corruption to take place in Windhoek, Namibia from 7 to 10 November 2011, we hereby make known the activities undertaken in 2010 in As regards corruption and misappropriation of funds or property of the state.
This information contepla activities, performance, challenges, stats, features and conventions within ractificadas corruption by Mozambique.
1. Activities carried out
To ensure uniformity of action and preventive action on procedural activity, the GCCC 3 meetings held nationwide, which were attended by His Excellency the Attorney General's Office, and Directors of the GCCC GPCC, focal points, magistrates and GCCC researchers, as well as the judges of the criminal sections of the Attorney of the City and Maputo Provience. Read more