Regional Coordination Mechanism Session Ends With Call for Africa to Heighten Fight Against Graft

Addis Ababa — The 19th session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa (RCM) ended in Addis Ababa Sunday with African governments being urged to strengthen existing policies, laws, rules and regulations to prevent corruption.

The meeting was called to discuss how the United Nations can support the African Union to win the fight against corruption and illicit financial flows in an effort to promote development.

In closing remarks to the two-day meeting, Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ethiopia, said; “Corruption does not only lead to exclusion and inequalities, but these cause and exacerbate corruption, and therefore we need to address exclusion and inequalities collectively if we are to win the war against corruption”.

“Unless we join forces…

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