WINDHOEK-- Close to 50 billion US dollars leave Africa annually through corruption, hampering the socio-economic development of the continent, says the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat.

Speaking during a meeting with Namibian President Hage Geingob here Tuesday, he added that for this reason, among others, African heads of state have now proposed a tougher fight against corruption.

"Corruption implies an issue of behaviour, meaning if political leaders behave a certain way which repels corruption, the country will end up corruption-free. So, we have to behave a certain way in order to curb and fight corruption on our continent," Mahamat stressed.

He called on African leaders to be accountable to public opinion and voters, adapt a policy of good governance as well as a strong national Constitution, while dealing with all the wrongdoings in their countries.

Mahamat and Geingob, during a closed-door session, discussed other priorities, including continental integration, peace and security and AU institutional reforms.

During his three-day official visit to Namibia, the chairperson also paid a courtesy call on former President Hifikepunye Pohamba.

Mahamat is expected to leave the country on Wednesday after a private lunch with Geingob.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

Related Post

About Us

The website publishes the news, which is gathered from all the sectors of the country with keeping an eye on different sorts of news from all over the world. All kinds of news on our news website do not consist of any sort of content that can be called the prejudice one, that strategy keeps us away from adding up any useless extra content in the news.