Pacific parliamentarians discuss corruption
July 20, 2015 1:38 am
Pacific parliamentarians are gathering in Nadi today to discuss what they can do to make the region free from corruption.
The two day Anti-Corruption Workshop for Pacific Parliamentarians is being attended by Members of Parliament (MPs) from Fiji, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu.
Welcoming the participants this morning, President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau says corruption requires everyone to come together to fight it will vigor and determination to prevent it’s spread.
‘’In the Pacific, the consequences of corruption are extremely high – for corruption slowly festers and eventually robs our people of honest, decent clean and sustainable livelihoods’’.
The workshop is aimed at helping Pacific countries that have yet to accede to the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and also build political dialogue between Pacific governments.