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    African Officials Establish Anti-Corruption Body

    Manyang David Mayar
    Officials from around Africa met in Juba to establish an organization to fight widespread corruption on the continent. 

    The African Organization of Public Accounts Committee, AfroPAC, seeks to get African countries to work together to ensure that public funds are properly administered by governments.

    "It is only through the ample work that will be carried out by this continental organization that Africa will be able to get rid of corruption on its soil. And that is going to be a very big engine for economic prosperity and development in this continent,” said Kassiano Wadri, who chairs the Public Accounts Committee in Uganda’s parliament and helped spearhead AfroPAC.

    The failure by the leaders of many African countries to end corruption has negatively impacted infrastructure development and efforts to combat poverty on the continent, officials at the meeting said.

    Membership in AfroPAC will be open to all African states. The organization will be based in Tanzania and is expected to be officially launched in September.

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    by: Mihal from: USA
    February 12, 2013 9:00 AM
    What a farce. What Africa DOESN'T need is another blue-ribbon panel of 'experts' looking at a huge problem. The problem of corruption exists everywhere and is only highlighted in Africa because there is little to contrast it with. Better to work on developing the economies and the legal systems...corruption won't go away as long as there are humans involved, but its effects can be lessened.

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