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Close to 300 cases reported to ACC

By: Rodney Pienaar

The Anti-Corruption Commission of Namibia received at total of 278 cases of alleged corrupt activities around the country from April 2018 to date.

Of those cases, 32 were submitted to the Prosecutor General’s office, ACC Director Paulus Noa said.

“I therefore, urge offices, ministries and agencies as well as private institutions to take their administrative responsibilities serious if we are all keen to combat corruption and maladministration in Namibia. Namibia is our only home, if we allow the economy to be destroyed, we all become the victims, and there will be nothing left for the generations to come,” he said.

Noa also said that it is unacceptable that public funds continue to be lost due to wrongful or collusive decisions and yet some responsible authorities are reluctant to take action against the wrongdoers.

“These typical lootings engineered through administrative or policy decision-making, undermine the delivery of essential services to the public. It is a mockery to the fundamental human rights enshrined in our constitution, particularly respect for human dignity, when people cannot be provided with adequate basic services because public funds have been squandered,” said Noa.

Noa stressed that without fear or favor these decision-makers must be summoned to account for the decisions in which they were involved.

Said Noa, “The 2017/2018 annual report contains very impressive information on investigation activities conducted during that financial year and I want to sincerely thank you for the work done. What is of significance in the report is not only the notable cases that were investigated and submitted to the PG, but also the list of cases that were ultimately referred to relevant authorities for either investigation or action.”

Rodney Pienaar

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