In a bid to enable the Commission discharge its institutional responsibilities thereby achieving the second National Growth and Transformation Plan of the country, it has designed and implemented a five-year strategic plan based on balanced score card. Thus it has identified land administration, government huge procurement and sales in the area of infrastructures, government finance and tax and government justice system as focus areas and undertaken various activities to address corruption and impropriety that are committed in these sectors.
The Commission has executed extensive corruption prevention activities and provided the necessary support to help institutions prevent and combat corruption and impropriety. It has also undertaken various activities aiming at enabling government officials and employees to register their assets and financial interests.
Lack of activities aiming at building the country’s efforts to combat corruption among international organizations, lack of initiative to launch joint efforts to tackle corruption at regional and federal level, failure to properly use the media to play their expected role in the anti-corruption struggle and the attention given for building the ethics of students are among the issues dubbed as challenges that hinder the Commission from achieving the five-year strategic plan.
The new ten-year strategic plan of the Commission
Currently the Commission has designed a ten-year ethics building and anti-corruption strategic plan (2020-2030) by taking into account the ongoing change in the country and the challenges encountered during the implementation of the previous five-year strategic plan. The strategy aims to make the Commission a strong anti-corruption institution that would effectively discharge the responsibilities bestowed on it.
- The focus areas of the new strategic plan
The strategy benchmarks the federal and regional anti-corruption legal frameworks and their five-year strategic plan implementation report, the United Nations and African Union Anti-Corruption Conventions, Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index. In addition, efforts are made to include the evaluation results of the federal and regional joint forums, the experience of other countries anti-corruption institutions, study and research results, the suggestions obtained from the heads and staff of the Commission, the issues raised at stakeholders forums and the government’s ten-year development plan.
The following three results are expected to be obtained from the new strategic plan:
- Decreasing corruption and impropriety among institutions by enhancing transparency and accountability.
- Increasing the number of ethical citizens who do not condone corruption.
- Executing activities aiming at ensuring the enhanced anti-corruption participation and ownership.