05 September, 2019

The Eastern Africa Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (EAAACA) held its 19th Executive Committee Meeting in Bishoftu, Ethiopia on the 29th of August 2019. The meeting, hosted by the Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (FEACC) of Ethiopia, was convened to discuss the progress in the implementation of the Association’s Strategic Plan, the challenges and way forward in the war against graft in the region. The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission was represented by Commissioner Dr. Dabar Abdi Maalim.

During the meeting, members discussed the proposed East African Community Protocol on Preventing and Combating Corruption, which is yet to be finalized and ratified by the Partner States, and the status of the inter-State discussions. This regional Protocol will greatly enhance the fight against corruption and illicit financial flows. Members committed to engaging their respective Governments to push for the finalization of the Protocol.

Members also discussed strengthening the engagement of the Association with the African Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (AAACA) so as to boost the anti-graft collaboration from a regional to a continental level.