Wednesday, 23 February 2011

royal netherlands ambassador to zambia harry mlenaar urges african governments to stregthen their legal system and draw international expriences in the fight against corruption

THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS AMBASSADOR TO ZAMBIA HARRY MOLENAAR HAS NOTED THAT THERE IS NEED TO STRENGTHEN THE LEGAL SYSTEM AND DRAW UPON INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES IF THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION IN AFRICAN COUNTRIES LIKE ZAMBIA IF THE VICE IS TO BE FOUGHT ADEQUATELY.
SPEAKING TODAY AT THE OCCASION OF THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL ZAMBIA AMBASSADOR MOLENAAR HAS STRESSED THAT THERE IS ALSO NEED TO IMPROVE THE CAPACITY FOR INTERNAL CONTROLS, ESPECIALLY IN THE PROVINCES AND STRENGTHEN THE FOLLOW UP TO THE AUDITOR GENERAL REPORTS.
AMBASSADOR MOLENAAR WHO DISCLOSED THAT ZAMBIA IS PARTY TO THE UN CONVENTION AGAINST CORRUPTION AND IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING A REVIEW BY ITS PEERS SAYS THE CONVENTION GIVES THE COUNTRY THE TOOL TO INVESTIGATE CORRUPTION AS IT OPENS THE DOOR TO INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION.
AMBASSADOR MOLENAAR HOWEVER NOTED THAT THE LATEST AUDIT PERTAINING TO 2009 WHICH REVEALED IRREGULARITIES TOTALING TO 318.17BILLION KWACHA SHOWS A REDUCTION IN PERCENTAGE AS IT CAN BE SEEN THAT IN 2008 IT WAS STANDING AT 3.28PERCENT BUT NOW STANDS AT 2.29PERCENT MUST BE A STIMULUS FOR ALL INVOLVED TO INCREASE THE VALUE FOR MONEY ZAMBIA IS STRIVING FOR.
AND TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT AKERE MUNA OBSERVED THAT MANY ARE TIMES THAT LEADERS DO NOT REALIZE THAT CITIZENS HAVE BECOME MORE OPEN AND ARE NOW ABLE TO SEE THAT WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS WRONG AND WOULD ONE DAY RESULT IN WHAT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH AFRICA.
published by augustine m sichula

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