Invest in Corruption Prevention Measures, UN’s Gawanas Urges African Leaders

Addis Ababa — Africa needs to invest in corruption prevention strategies if the continent is to achieve sustainable development that will not leave anyone behind, says United Nations Under Secretary General and Special Adviser on Africa, Bience Gawanas.

Speaking at a two-day Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa (RCM) meeting that is being held in Addis Ababa one the sidelines of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Ms. Gawanas said preventing graft would help save the continent billions of dollars.

“Corruption is a clear and present threat to achieving a sustainable path to Africa’s transformation,” she said, adding graft was not only hindering essential services delivery but also undermining governments by destroying public trust and…

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