Heads of African anti-corruption agencies are scheduled to meet in Uganda on May 6-11 to share experiences and strengthen coordination in fighting the vice, a Ugandan official said.

Irene Mulyagonja, head of Uganda’s Inspectorate of Government, told reporters that the leaders will meet under their umbrella organization Commonwealth Africa Association of Anti-Corruption Agencies.

“The conference will provide a unique platform for sharing emerging anti-corruption best practices and country innovations in the fight against corruption and the promotion of good governance in Commonwealth Africa,” Mulyagonja said.

She said anti-corruption agencies need to build appropriate structures and relationships to facilitate operational cooperation in fighting corruption.

This will be the ninth edition of the annual meeting. This year’s theme is “Time to Act: Prevent Corruption for Sustainable Development.”

The World Bank considers corruption as a major challenge to ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity for the poorest 40 percent of people in developing countries. Enditem

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