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Swaziland: Procurement plays larger role in corruption


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.”

Nigeria: FG uncovers corruption in judiciary


Nigeria Tribune

August 26, 2011

By Taiwo Adisa

The presidency appears to be in a dilemma as to the nature of its intervention in the judicial arm of government, following the submission of a secret report which indicted a number of judicial officers of monumental corruption.

Investigations by the Nigerian Tribune confirmed that the government is in possession of the document which detailed lots of underhand dealings in the judiciary. It was confirmed that unethical practices, such as judgment procurement and actual instances of corruption were probed by the secret committee. According to investigations, the report, which detailed incidents in the judiciary from 2006 to 2011, confirmed that a number of judges have been named as “living above their legal means.” Read more.

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