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Anti-Corruption Commission deficiencies raised

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The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs raised service deficiencies at the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) due to the absence of regional infrastructure. 

This has prompted the committee to assess the ongoing Commission's capital projects in the |Khomas Region that seek to improve its operations and service delivery.

The ACC currently operates solely from its head office in Windhoek and lacks regional offices, and the committee requested a detailed report on the allocation and expenditure of funds.

Tsoaxu Daman leadership dispute takes a turn

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The dispute in the Tsoaxu Daman Traditional Council at Otjimbingwe Settlement in the Erongo Region's Karibib Constituency has taken another turn.

The faction in the traditional authority led by Senior Councillor Jonathan Neumbo is now facing corruption allegations levelled against them by the opposing faction.

The Tsoaxu Daman Council has been marred by infighting with Neumbo's faction, calling on Chief Joshua Seibeb to step down from the throne.

Iceland's lowest Corruption Perceptions Index attributed to inaction in fishrot scandal

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Transparency International Iceland has disclosed the Nordic country's lowest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) score, attributing the drop to inaction in the Fishrot scandal.

In a stark revelation, Transparency International Iceland has announced that Iceland has recorded its lowest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) score to date, losing six points over the last five years. 

The prominent decline is attributed predominantly to the failure to address the Fishrot scandal, as outlined in the attached press release from TI Iceland.

Namibians urged to foster an integrity, transparency, and accountability culture

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President Hage Geingob has reminded Namibians to reflect on their individual and collective roles to foster a culture of integrity, transparency, and accountability.

Dr. Geingob said this in his message on International Anti-Corruption Day.

The president explained that corruption infiltrates every sector, emphasising the necessity for collaborative efforts involving all stakeholders, including the media.

International Corruption Day, he stressed, should move people to unite against corruption every day.

Karasburg councillors granted bail

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The two LPM council members and a senior member of the Karasburg Town Council were each granted bail of N$1000 by the Karasburg Magistrate's Court.

Karasburg Mayor Maria Veldskoen, Town Council management committee member Fransiskus Skeyer, and acting CEO Hansina Isaacks were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigators on alleged corruption charges.

Each suspect was given permission by Magistrate Samingo Kasaona under the condition that they not interfere with witnesses and the ongoing investigation into the matter.

Dr. Alpo Mbamba SS remined to uphold role of ACC Ambassadors

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Kavango East Governor Bonifatius Wakudumo has called on the Dr. Alpo Mbamba Secondary School choir to take their new role as Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Ambassadors seriously.

The school choir, which recently won the Anti-Corruption song competition at Swakopmund, visited the governor's office to show off their trophy and N$25,000 cash prize.
 

Dodgy contractors warned to shape up or face blacklisting

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The Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, says contractors who delay national projects must be blacklisted because they fail to honour their obligations with the government.

Despite receiving payment from the government, 319 houses under the mass housing programme at Matutura were not completed because of payment disputes between the main contractor and subcontractors.