ACC's Noa and deputy reappointed

11 Nov 2015 20:40pm
WINDHOEK, 11 NOV (NAMPA) - The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC)’s Director-General, Paulus Noa and its Deputy Director, Advocate Erna van der Merwe have been re-appointed to serve on the commission for another term of five years.
Prime Minister, Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila announced the re-appointment in the National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday.
The appointment will take effect as from 01 January 2016 till 21 December 2020.
The two heads will carry out the mandate of the ACC in terms of the Anti-Corruption Act (No. 08 2003) to manage the affairs of the commission provided for in the law and to spearhead the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy and Action Plan to enhance the prevention and combating of corruption in the country.
They will also oversee the improvement of service delivery to the Namibian public.
The ACC is an executive branch of the Namibian government, responsible for the investigation of corrupt activities such as passive and active bribery, attempted corruption, extortion and bribing of foreign public officials.
Noa and Van der Merwe were first appointed as the ACC’s director and deputy respectively, in 2006 when the commission was inaugurated.
“The institution has to be strengthened, [through] the diversification of the commission with a multi-disciplinary contribution from various sectors and I hope this will be the departing point for them to look into the issues of their (ACC) mandate,” said Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation, Becky Ndjoze-Ojo, when she rose to support their reappointment in the NA.