ACC displays anti-corruption billboards in Erongo

16 Dec 2017 18:20pm
AFRODITE BEACH, 16 DEC (NAMPA) – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) office in the Erongo Region on Friday unveiled the first anti-corruption billboard at the permanent roadblock at Afrodite Beach.
The roadblock, which is between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, is located in front of the Yianni Savva Police Station.
In October 2015, the ACC introduced a poster competition for schools in the region, whereby learners were to design posters with a message on fighting corruption, after which the three best posters were chosen.
Staff of the commission said through this competition, learners were encouraged to join the fight against corruption, considering that they are the future.
All winning posters were designed by Namib High School learners, Setson Neumbo, Elijah Lisulo and Aidan Reid.
The Afrodite billboard came from Neumbo’s poster as the first winner.
Lisulo and Reid’s posters will be put on billboards to be displayed at the Walvis Bay International Airport and the entrance to Walvis Bay.
Speaking at the launch of the billboards, Chief Public Education and Corruption Prevention Officer, Tobias Amoonga said the aim is to spread the message to many by positioning the billboards strategically.
“A lot of people pass through this roadblock and the airport, especially this festive season, so this is the best place to communicate the fight for corruption,” he said.
He noted that the same posters will be posted at Government offices, schools, police stations and municipality buildings across Erongo.
He appealed for more sponsorship to print extra posters for distribution which could reach as far as Kunene Region.
The poster competition and printing of the winning designs were sponsored by Aphrodite Beach under John and Roulla Savva, Areva Namibia, Waltons, Namport, West Coast FM and Strauss Group, among others.
On behalf of the sponsors, Roulla encouraged businesspeople to avoid being involved in corrupt activities.
“Corruption diverts resources destined for the development and provision of services, such as health, to individuals. This should be avoided by all of us,” she said.
The businesswoman added that those who are corrupt, should be exposed and shamed.
“Let us make sure that taxpayer money is not wasted through corruption.”