Fight against corruption to take centre stage at AU summit: Ethiopia Minister
Addis Ababa, Jan. 23, 2018 (AltAfrika) -The fight against corruption will be a central theme of the ongoing 30th AU Summit in Addis Ababa according to Ethiopian Foreign Minister
The 30th AU summit kicked off Monday at the headquarters of the pan-African bloc under the theme “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation.” The biannual summit will last until Jan. 29.
Speaking to journalists, Workneh Gebeyehu, Ethiopian Foreign Minister, said corruption was now considered a critical indicator for African Countries’ peace and political stability.
“The scale of corruption and the fight against it is a key measurement of a country’s institutional strength and good governance” he said.
Gebeyehu further said with about 70 percent of Africa’s estimated one billion plus population categorized as youth the fight against corruption is also a fight for the future of AU’s 55-member states.
The AU has declared 2018 African anti-corruption year, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the AU Commission said earlier this month.