D.C.C CLOSER TO ESTABLISH ANTI-CORRUPTION BODY

The Democratic Coalition for Change Government group. Photo credit: SIBC.

The Democratic Coalition for Change Government group. Photo credit: SIBC.

The Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government says it is moving closer to establishing the country’s own independent anti-corruption body.

A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office today says Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will officially open a workshop for senior government officials, civil society, and private sector representatives tomorrow in collective efforts to kick-start the process.

A key aim of the workshop is to support the relevant stakeholders in guiding the discussion going forward on how to implement the draft Government policy.

The workshop will build on the DCC Government’s draft anti-corruption policy initiative and will explore the proposal to establish the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

The statement sayd “This will be a good opportunity for participants to learn and discuss the common goal of improving our systems for the future – to fight the good fight today so that our children and grandchildren might live in a more corrupt-free society”.

The Government hopes the outcome of the workshop would move the nation beyond just having an anti-corruption strategy.

This week’s three-day workshop is co-hosted by the Solomon Islands Government, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and the UN Development Programme.

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