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PM launches NACS with strong call for united effort against corruption

PM Manele, second left sitting, with guests who attend today's launching.
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The country’s National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) 2024 to 2027 was launched today with a strong call for a united effort to fight corruption by the government and its stakeholders.

Prime Minister Jeremiah Manele in launching the strategy states that the NACS represents “our collective aspirations and commitment to address corruption and strengthen good governance across all sectors.”

The NACS is a detailed and compete strategy document that will guide and coordinate the approach of the government to identify focus priority areas of policy and legislation reform to address corruption in the country for the next four years.

Manele said the NACS has a comprehensive plan and measurable goals that aim to address corruption across the government and the private sectors with the support from civil society and the communities.

“My government is committed in promoting good governance and fighting corruption at all levels and in all forms. We recognize that fighting corruption is not the only responsibility of the government but it is also a fight that must include all of us,” he told the launch this morning at the Heritage Park Hotel.

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Also, he adds, corruption diverts critical resources away from essential services that are funded by tax payers money.

The PM further states corruption also undermines the public’s right to basic health and education services so as to clean water and other services.

“It also undermines our ability to attract critical investments from our potential investors,” the head of the GNUT, states.

Manele says whilst corruption takes place in all spheres of “our society it is important that the first wave of our concerted efforts against corruption begins within the public service.”

“I am appealing to all public institutions and officers to take concrete steps in fully implementing the NACS in fighting corruption in the public service,” said Manele.

The first NACS 2017-2019 and action plan for the country was issued by the DCGA Government in June 2017. This is the second strategy that will run for the next four years.

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