Bid to enhance integrity, combat corruption
KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17: The Public Authority for Combating Corruption (Nazaha) held the third coordination meeting with the civil society organizations within the framework of activating the priorities of Kuwait’s strategy to enhance integrity and combat corruption.
The Assistant Secretary-General of Nazaha, Eng Abrar Al-Hammad, said in a press statement: The meeting comes as a continuation of the previous meetings with the aim of strengthening cooperation with organizations to implement initiatives and strategic goals related to civil society. Al-Hammad explained that the coordination meetings included setting up a mechanism for coordination with organizations in the area of support for control and anti-corruption efforts, expanding the role of society in anti-corruption activities, in addition to supporting initiatives that contribute to achieving common goals.
The sources stated that encouraging civil society organizations is one of the main priorities of Nazaha, based on its establishment law and what is included in the International Convention against Corruption. The sources indicated that these organizations have a role to play that is no less important than the rest of the components of society in efforts to instill virtuous values and principles that enhance integrity and transparency, prevent corruption and educate citizens of the necessity and importance of their positive and effective role in combating it by uncovering and reporting it and taking the necessary measures to educate the society on the prevention of corruption.
The sources pointed out that the meeting reviewed the programs and priorities contained in the Kuwait strategy to enhance integrity and combat corruption related to the role of civil society in the field of prevention and community oversight and to promote integration between the efforts of the public sector and civil society in the field of enhancing integrity and combating corruption. Al-Hammad said the meeting also reviewed a number of issues around the initiatives and the communication mechanism, praising the role of representatives of the participating civil society organizations for their interaction and response to achieve the highest types of joint cooperation.
By Fares Al-Abdan Al-Seyassah Staff