Kigali, 24th August 2016: The Office of the Ombudsman has launched a nine-day countrywide campaign to sensitise the public against corruption.The campaign targets 2,052 persons from different categories among them motorcyclists, representatives of local leaders, internal auditors, members of internal tender committee, drivers of public transport vehicles, cooperatives and associations representatives.
Participants taking notes at the training
The campaign targets 350 commercial motorcyclists, 150 taxi drivers, 216 people from different institutions in charge of internal audits, 1,036 executive secretaries of cells all engineers at the sector level among others.
Motorcycles parked during the campaign
Asked why motorcylists are among the targeted group,Mr Athanase Gatera, the System Review Officer at the Office of the Ombudsman replied “We need them to understand corruption and the ways it manifests and most importantly how it can be reported. Since, they can encounter corrupt practices in their daily work,” he said.
Participants in the training.
The training started on 24th September 2016 and will end on 1st september 2016. The anti corruption campaign continues as it is a mandate of the Office of the Ombudsman of creating awareness on the consequences of corruption and ways to report it.