The Anti-Corruption Commission’s Director General Mr Paulus Noa said that the media plays a key role in the efforts to fight corruption in the Namibian society.

Noa said this today at a media briefing in Oshakati where his officials unveiled the National Anti-Corruption Strategy and Action Plan 2021-2025.

“Our fight against corruption will not succeed if there is no media involvement. Fighting corruption requires a multifaceted approach, and joint effort if we want to succeed,” Noa said.

“In Namibia we are on the right trajectory because media is free to report. A free media can help in strengthening good governance. Politicial stability makes the media to contribute to good governance.”

The corruption watchdog boss further stated that ACC recognises the crucial role the media plays, “and we want to strengthen the relationship with the media. Together we can curb corruption.”

In his welcoming remarks Oshana Governor Elia Irimari said that his region will have a zero tolerance for corruption.

“We are gathered here to engage one another in fighting corruption. Corruption is a criminal act, it involves the ultimate betrayal of public trust,” Irimari said.

“Any act of corruption by us is a disgrace to us and to the nation.”

In the photo: ACC’s boss Paulus Noa addressing a group of northern-based journalists.