12.09.09

Seychelles celebrates its fight against corruption

Posted in Seychelles government at 12:33 pm by Robert Klien

On December 9, Seychelles for the 1st time celebrated the International Anti-Corruption Day.

Though the United Nations took up the fight against corruption long ago, and its special day was initiated in 2003, the Public Officers’ Ethics Commission in Seychelles came into force only in 2008. The Commission organised the event.

The commission’s chief executive Lekha Nair has joined the battle against corruption with the help of the Commonwealth a 1-day symposium held at Le Méridien Barbarons Hotel. This event was aimed to shed light on anti-corruption strategies.

According to Nair, the new commission is playing a role as a political watchdog, so anti-corruption strategies will be pointed out. Law-enforcement agencies, policing and monitoring units, and oversight institutions such as the judiciary, as well as members of the National Assembly will attend the symposium.

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