ONDANGWA, 18 SEP – A two-day corruption risk assessment workshop for the regional leadership of Oshana started at Ondangwa on Monday.
The workshop is aimed at guiding the Oshana Regional Council in reviewing its systems to determine if there is any corruption in its administration.
It will also help the region to set up a road map to eradicate wastage of scarce public resources and increase integrity, accountability, transparency and good governance in the management of the region.
Oshana Governor Clemens Kashuupulwa spoke at the official opening on Monday.
“Introduction of moral principles and values empowers members of a society and provides the opportunity to root out corruption and its manifestations,” Kashuupulwa said.
He said the presence of the regional council’s leadership at the workshop “is testimony that they are committed to rooting out corruption in the region.”
Kashuupulwa said educating the top regional leadership in an organisation to fight against corruption means an expectation of the staff members to comply with the fight against corrupt practices.
Also speaking at the workshop, Chief Public Education and Corruption Prevention Officer at the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Christine Liswaniso said it is not only the commission’s duty to fight corruption and regional and local authorities, the private sector and private individuals should do so as well.
The workshop was organised by the ACC in cooperation with the Oshana Regional Council and follows the launch of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy in September 2016, which requires that ethics training and corruption risk assessment be conducted at all offices, ministries and agencies.