Kuwait adopts National strategy to tackle corruption

His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah AlAhmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has recently launched an inclusive national strategy to combat corruption, said a Kuwaiti official Wednesday.

The remarks, made by Anti-Corruption Authority (NAZAHA) Abdurrahman Al-Nimish during the opening session of the African Anti-Corruption Forum (AAFC) here, were in reference to the initiative launched during His Highness the Amir-sponsored Anti-Corruption Conference (Integrity for Development) in Kuwait last January.

Al-Nimish added that the Kuwaiti experience included; for the first time, unique procedures in terms dealing with of financial statements presented by politicians and executives prone to corruption due to their positions. The AAFC is bringing together officials from 48 African countries, four Arab nations and nine international organizations.

The two-day forum aims at providing a platform for African countries to meet on a regular basis to exchange information, experiences and best practices for the purpose of consolidating their national capabilities and institutions in the fight against corruption. It will address several topics, including the continental and national efforts conducted by African countries in accordance with their international and regional commitments, the relationship between corruption and development, capacity building and human resources, the role of civil society and the private sector, and how to enhance African inter-governmental coordination in combating corruption