The Chairman of the National Anti-Corruption Commission – CONAC, Rev Dr Dieudonne Massi Gams has launched an anti-corruption campaign in Yaounde.
The campaign dubbed, “Public Service is free of charge” was launched this 28th August 2018.
It is a mobile caravan with volunteers and staff of CONAC, posting anti-corruption notices on administrative buildings.
The CONAC Chairman, explains that the exercise is CONAC’s contribution to the African Union’s declaration of the year 2018 as Africa Year against corruption.
Rev Dr Dieudonné Massi Gams says the exercise is also a reminder to public service providers that services should be free as stipulated in the National Anti-Corruption Strategy adopted by the Government of Cameroon and its development partners in 2011.
After the official launch, the group of young volunteers divided into three groups posted the anti-corruption notices at various administrative buildings while others distributed
flyers and CONAC’s latest newsletter to passersby.
They all called on Cameroonians to denounce corruption through a toll-free number – 1517.
Fighting corruption: The AU
The African Union is one of the many sub saharan institutions that has taken the fight against corruption to a different level.
During an AU Summit of Heads of State and Governments organised from 27th June to 4th July 2017 in Addis Abeba, 2018 was labelled the African Year against corruption.
The AU’s Executive Council later dedicated 11th July 2018 as the African Day for the fight against Corruption.
Eleanor Ayuketah Ngochi