Swazi Observer

By Winile Masinga

October 20, 2011

IT has been realised that procurement plays a larger role in corruption.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Africa Policy Advisor Job Ogonda said most losses emanated from corrupt practices in procurement.
He was addressing members of the National Anti-Corruption Forum (NACF) at the Mountain Inn hotel yesterday.
He said this required extra attention. He said there was a need to monitor all sectors, be it government ministries, parastatals, the judicial system etc, because by so doing it would enable one to identify the points that opened up for corruption to take place.
He said having anti-corruption personnel in every ministry or department would be workable but it would be very costly for government.
Human resource was also highlighted as another area where corruption needs to be hastily mitigated.
Ogonda said if the recruitment was corrupt, it defeated all other processes because in the long, run service delivery would be affected.
He said the mandate of the anti-corruption forum should not be to educate the public about corruption because people already knew what corruption was.
“You need to take over the fight against corruption.”