The heads of anti-corruption agencies in Africa on Monday started their six-day meeting in Kampala, Uganda to share experiences and strengthen coordination efforts in fighting the vice.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni opened the meeting dubbed the 9th Commonwealth Regional Conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa. He told delegates from 16 African counties three key issues to resolve in the corruption fight, according to the report of the Chinese news agency, Xinhua.
There should be thorough investigations, enforcing prosecution and getting the courts to dispense immediate justice, he said. “The battle against corruption is winnable, we just have to work together to achieve this,” the president said.
According to Uganda’s anti-corruption agency, Inspectorate of Government, the conference provides a unique platform for sharing emerging anti-corruption best practices and country innovations in fighting the vice. The World Bank considers corruption as a major challenge to ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity for the poorest 40 percent of people in developing countries.