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Namibia, Botswana tackle corrupt acts

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Bribery and theft of assets from the government are among the corrupt acts that need to be addressed in Namibia and Botswana.

Namibia's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and Botswana's Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) have convened a two-day meeting to, among others, tackle identified gaps in combating corruption in both countries following a signed agreement in 2021.

Karasburg councillors remanded in custody

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Two Karasburg Town Councillors and a staff member were remanded in custody after they appeared in the Karasburg Magistrates Court on Tuesday following an arrest by the Anti-Corruption Commission.

The three are Karasburg Mayor Maria Veldskoen, chairperson of the town’s management committee Francisckus Skeyer, and its acting CEO Hansina Isaacks.

The trio, who appeared before Magistrate Samingo Kasaona while Prosecutor Esther Japhet represented the state, will submit their formal bail application on Friday.

They are charged with at least two counts of corruption.

Loss of revenue derails development of country

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The Executive Director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Tylvas Shilongo, says loss of revenue does not only deprives the state of revenue but also derails the development of the country.

Shilongo highlighted this during the handover of the NamRa Domestic Taxes Western Region Report at Walvis Bay.

Shilongo says revenue collected through taxes assists in providing healthcare services, addressing housing needs, education, and many other services to the population.

Civil society plays a crucial role in fighting corruption - Abrahams

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The Junior Consultant at the Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID), Ayaka Abrahams, has highlighted the role civil society plays in aiding the government in the fight against corruption in Namibia.

Abrahams said this at the launch of the Anti-Corruption Song Competition.

Ayaka Abrahams noted that civil society plays a crucial role in complementing government efforts to fight corruption.

ACC song competition launched

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The best method to increase awareness about corruption is when the nation at all levels takes part and sets the agenda for promoting good governance.

This was said by the Director-General of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Paulus Noa, at the official launch of the Anti-Corruption Song Competition at NBC's Studio 4.

The secondary school competition aims to harness the power of art and raise awareness about corruption, its detrimental effects on society, and the need for collective action to combat it.

Policy analyst highlights question of integrity surrounding Namibia's anti-corruption efforts

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Policy analyst Dr. Marius Kudumo has expressed concerns about how those entrusted with overseeing the management of public institutions are undermining the principles of good corporate governance.

Dr. Kudumo's expert opinion adds significant weight to the growing scepticism surrounding the integrity of Namibia's anti-corruption efforts.

Good corporate governance is about ensuring that the duties and responsibilities of board members and management are clearly delineated and respected.

ACC clears NAMCOR managing director Immanuel Mulunga

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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has cleared suspended NAMCOR managing director Immanuel Mulunga of any wrongdoing.

In a brief statement, ACC Director Paulus Noa says that there is no evidence to prove that Mulunga had criminal intent when he transferred money to an Angolan-based oil company.

Noa says that though Mulunga had no authorisation from the board when he transferred over N$100 million, he did so in the best interest of the company and the country.

NamPol, ACC, BoN sign agreement to curb transnational organised crimes

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The Namibian Police (NamPol), the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), and the Bank of Namibia (BoN) signed an agreement to curb transnational organised crimes as well as reduce the risk of the country being grey-listed by the Eastern and Southern African Anti-Money Laundering Group and the Financial Action Task Force (ESAAMLG).

NamPol, as a member of Interpol, has access to global communication systems, which link law enforcement agencies in all 195 countries.

Greed and corruption rob Namibians of opportunities and resources- Paulus Noa

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The Anti-Corruption Commission's (ACC) Director General, Paulus Noa is dismayed by some Namibians who because of their greediness and corrupt ways continue to plunder the country's natural resources, while the poor continue to suffer.

Speaking at the commemoration of the International Anti-Corruption Day at Outapi, Noa says Namibia is endowed with abundant natural resources that can be used to improve lives and accelerate development.

However, because of greedy elements, many people continue to be on the receiving end.

ACC opts to remain tight-lipped on MME corruption allegations

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The Anti-Corruption Commission has opted to remain tight-lipped on whether it will pursue any investigations against Mines and Energy Minister Tom Alweendo and Mining Commissioner, Erasmus Shivolo.

The two have been implicated for allegedly benefiting from a N$50 million bribery scandal by awarding fraudulent mining licenses to undeserving firms.

The anti-graft agency opted only to confirm that investigations are underway against Alweendo's former technical advisor, Raphael Muyamba, who has since resigned.