NAMIBIA: CORRUPTION/NBC/27/6/18 SABANews 1
WINDHOEK – The Government of NAMIBIA has dismissed as false allegations that the Anti-Corruption Commission covers up activities involving members of the Executive.
Prime Minister SAARA KUUGONGELWA-AMATHILA says the Commission is accountable to the National Assembly and the Executive’s involvement in their operations.
Her comments come after an opposition POPULAR DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT member in the House tabled a motion questioning the credibility and impartiality of the Commission.
VIPUAKUJE MUHARUKUA says there is need to set up a Parliamentary Committee to look into the operations of the anti-graft body after alleging corruption is rampant in NAMIBIA.
His Party President, MCHENRY VENAANI, says corruption reports are widespread, yet there is little evidence of what is being done to curb the scourge.
However, Prime Minister KUUGONGELWA-AMADHILA says the Government has introduced measures and strategies to end dishonesty.
She has addressed the House during continuation of the debate on the motion yesterday (TUESDAY) saying support for the Commission will help it fulfil its mandate successfully.
Information and Communication Technology Minister STANLEY SIMATAA says evidence, rather than perception, should be the basis of all allegations of corruption.
Corruption is a form of dishonesty undertaken by someone, or a group of people, entrusted with a position of authority, often to acquire personal benefit, and Sub-SAHARAN AFRICA has been a victim of the disease.
ONE study shows companies face a moderate risk of corruption in NAMIBIA because the country suffers from less dishonesty compared to others in the region, but the problems remains common.
It says the public procurement sector is particularly exposed due to the monopoly of State-owned companies.
The NAMIBIA Anti-Corruption Act is the primary law in the area, covering passive bribery, active bribery, attempted deceit, extortion and bribing a foreign public official./Sabanews/cam