Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has pledged extra support to adequately resource the Steering Committee which was mandated to oversee the country’s National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS).

The Steering Committee is inclusive of representatives from the Government, the Private Sector and the Civil Society with the likely inclusion of donor partners when the need arises.

The Steering Committee is the pinnacle of the coalition in the fight against corruption and it will make recommendations on how and what the NACS will look like.

“I expect to receive from you (the Steering Committee) realistic deliverables that we should act upon in our collective fight against corruption and from my end, I will try my very best to ensure that the activities you have identified to implement will be adequately resourced,” Mr Sogavare said.

The Prime Minister said the work ahead for the Committee is huge as it has less than 3 months to finalize the strategy, which, Mr Sogavare intends to launch on the International Anti-Corruption Day in December this year.


Source: Press Release, Government Communications Unit