Namibia observing International Anti-Corruption Day on Friday

05 Dec 2018 15:41pm
WINDHOEK, 05 DEC (NAMPA) – Namibia will observe International Anti-Corruption Day on Friday.
On 31 October 2003, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption and the assembly also designated 09 December of each year as International Anti-Corruption Day to raise awareness of corruption and of the role of the convention in combating and preventing it.
In a media statement availed to Nampa on Wednesday, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) said in Namibia, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and IPPR in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, are jointly holding a special event on Friday to commemorate the day.
It will take place at the ACC headquarters in Eros.
“The IPPR will officially launch a briefing paper on the role of the justice system in tackling corruption, produced with the support of the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa,” it said.
The ACC will also announce the results of a school essay competition which was conducted with the assistance of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture on the theme of tackling corruption.