The Senior Program Manager Africa and the Middle East of Transparency International (TI), Doris Basler, has hailed Rwanda’s efforts to establish institutions and legal frameworks to fight corruption.
She made the remarks yesterday while speaking to The New Times during a regional meeting that brought together TI officials from several countries in Africa.
“Rwanda’s strategy to fight against corruption and its commitment to address it, is quite impressive,” she said.
She added that the President’s commitment to ensure that corruption is dealt with in the country is very encouraging.
“Raising awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and working with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to address issues related to corruption is necessary,” she noted.
Basler explained that TI’s aim is to improve transparency and responsibility in service delivery in Sub-Saharan Africa. Three basic sectors have been chosen for the TISDA programme: water, health and education.
TISDA programme will offer an opportunity to complete efforts to reduce poverty and improve good governance led by various actors. The programme will evaluate the impact of corruption in service delivery.
The two-day forum on Transparency and Integrity Service Delivery in Africa (TISDA) is organized by Transparency Rwanda in collaboration with Transparency International.
According to Apollinaire Mupiganyi the Executive Secretary Transparency Rwanda, Rwanda was chosen to host the workshop because of its efforts to fight against corruption.
“Our country is very active and vibrant and shows the results in terms of fighting the vice,” he said.
The objective of the meeting was to give an opportunity to participants to understand the elements of communications for advocacy in a commonly agreed upon conceptual framework for the TISDA project.
Transparency International is the global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption.