Kigali, 30th November 2015: Since 2006, Rwanda joins the world in the celebration of the International Anti-Corruption day on 9th December through the Office of the Ombudsman which organizes an annual anti-corruption week which ends on the International Anti Corruption Day. This year’s anti corruption week started on 29th November with the theme “Fight Corruption for a sustainable development".
The week was launched by a talk show on 17 private radios with the theme “The role of citizens in preventing corruption in government programs". The aim of the show was to call upon beneficiaries of the government programs to not tolerate corruption practices and report any corruption loopholes in the implementation of the programs. "Everyone must feel concerned when it comes to report corrupt practices in the implementation of programs because they are the beneficiaries and it helps in investigations." said the Ombudsman in the show.
The Office of the Ombudsman organized meetings in 4 provinces of the country. On 1st December 2015 the meeting will be held in Western Province, 2nd December in Southern Province, 4th December in Northern Province and 7th December will be the turn of Eastern Province. The meetings will gather the representatives of National Youth Council, National Women Council, Private Sector in all Districts of the province and the President and the Vice President of the District Advisory Council in the fight against corruption and injustice.
0n 3rd December 2015 at Nobleza Hotel,an anti corruption day for private sector federation members will take place. This was considered very important because members of Private Sector Federation are vital partners in the battle against corruption,
The week will be closed on 9th December 2015 at Kigali Serena Hotel, the day of celebrations of the International Anti-Corruption day. In that ceremony, 3 best performing anti-corruption clubs and 3 best District Advisory Council for the Fight Against Corruption and Injustice will be rewarded.