Legislative Assembly adopts Annual Report of the South Sudan Anticorruption Commission

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September 6, 2011

The South Sudan National Legislative Assembly has adopted the Annual Report of the South Sudan Anticorruption Commission. Chairperson of the commissioner Dr. Pauline Riak has presented the report to the Assembly. The 83-page report highlights the activities and achievements of the Anticorruption Commission in 2010. The following are some of the achievements of the Commission:

  • Development of anticorruption strategy for the period 2010-14
  • Workshops on good governance, ethics and reforms to the then Legislative Assembly
  • Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with all the state governors

The commission is now mandated under the Traditional Constitution of South Sudan. This will strengthen the fight against corruption in the country.

Dr. Riak discussed the report with the members of the assembly. When asked if she could publish the names of the most corrupt persons in the country, she said that such a thing would be possible only after the cases are investigated fully and the suspects are convicted.

Following a debate on the report, Hon. Kum Kum Geng has raised a motion terminating calling for an adoption of the report with observations and amendments, after which the report has been adopted.

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