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    26 Sep, 2017

    SADC Anti-Corruption Sub- Committee (SACC) Task Team meets

    The SADC Anti-Corruption Sub-Committee (SACC) Task Team comprising the Republic of Botswana, United Republic of Tanzania and the Kingdom of Swaziland was convened on 20 – 22 September 2017 at the SADC Head Quarters in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, to develop a Draft 5 Years SADC Anti-Corruption Strategic and Action Plan.

    When briefing the Task Team, Adv. Maemo Machethe from the SADC Secretariat’s Directorate of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Affairs, reminded the Task Team that operationalisation of the SADC Protocol against Corruption remains key and strategic for the region. Adv. Machethe also highlighted that corruption is by its nature endemic and will continue to negatively affect national and regional development agenda if left to erode the public and private Institutions. He emphasised that the SACC Task Team meeting to develop a Draft 5 Years SADC Anti-Corruption Strategic and Action Plan, was pursuant to the directive of the Ministerial Committee of the Organ (MCO) on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, which mandated the Task Team to develop the Anti-Corruption Strategic and Action Plan, in order to strengthen the fight against the scourge of corruption and implement the SADC Protocol against Corruption.

    In conclusion, the SACC Task Team developed a Draft 5 Years SADC Anti-Corruption Strategic and Action Plan which will be subjected to consultations by the SADC Member States. Once finalised and approved, the SADC Anti-Corruption Strategic and Action Plan will be implemented through a collaborative effort by the SADC Member States as part of operationalising the SADC Protocol against Corruption.

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