The Commonwealth Secretariat joined with the Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC) in Mauritius to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9, 2017
The Commonwealth Secretariat joined with the Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC) in Mauritius to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9, 2017.
A convention was held which brought together 600 stakeholders and focused on `Values and the Fight against Corruption’.
Dr Roger Koranteng, the Commonwealth’s Advisor on Public Sector Governance, delivered a speech at the event on the importance in society of ethical values to ensure fairness and justice.
He also presented a certificate to Marie Angele Anne-Gaelle Christophe, winner of the national essay competition on anti-corruption.
The convention was part of a week-long programme observing International Anti-Corruption Day, which also included a three-day training course for senior staff of Mauritius’ law enforcement agencies.
Delivered by the Commonwealth Secretariat and Mauritius’s ICAC, its focus was on inter-agency collaboration in fighting corruption and money laundering.
Representatives from the Financial Intelligence Unit and Financial Services Commission, Mauritius Revenue Authority, Gambling Regulatory Authority, Mauritius Police Force, Anti-Terrorist Cell, Integrity Reporting Services Agency, Bank of Mauritius and the Mauritius Prison Service attended the training.
The United Nations has observed December 9 as International Anti-Corruption Day since the UN Convention against Corruption on October 31, 2003.
Director-General of the Independent Commission against Corruption, Dr Navin Beekarry, said: “We wish to thank the Commonwealth Secretariat for the wonderful training programme.
“Dr Koranteng’s experience and the knowledge that he shared with us provided critical reflection about what we are doing, the means and ways of achieving our goals more effectively and efficiently.
“We look forward to further reinforcing our partnership with the Commonwealth next year.”
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