By Ken Neba, Yaounde, Cameroon – Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
The National Anti-Corruption Commission of the Republic of Cameroon has carried out a tour dubbed Integrity Tour to schools within the country’s capital, Yaounde, Monday, December 9, 2019.
The visit is within the framework of this year’s celebration of the International Anti-Corruption Day. CONAC, as the Commission is called in French, wanted to ensure the education sector understands the harmful effects of corruption, a source told National Telegraph.
The Commission’s President, Rev. Dr. Dieudonné Massi Gams told students in schools visited not to be silent victims or accomplices of corruption, echoing to them the need to say ‘No’ to corruption at an early age.
Gams also urged teachers to better equip those under their mentorship with the legitimacy of citizenship education. “Do not get tired, we rely on your cooperation,” he said.
The CONAC team also rewarded the best students on the knowledge of corruption with; T-shirts, bags, flyers, calendars, caps, DVDs engraved with the Commission’s logo.
Among the schools visited are Bastos Bilingual Public Primary School, Charles Atangana Technical High School.
International Anti-Corruption Day has been observed annually, on 9 December, since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003 to raise public awareness for anti-corruption