The transitional government was in need to rein the corruption phenomenon which has become a daily practice, while the corrupt persons enjoy their lives due to the weak laws which make those corrupt escape any punishment.
The national assembly of the ousted regime endorsed an act of establishing a National Commission of Transparency, Integrity and Anti-corruption a matter that found welcoming from the international community considering that enforcing the act will contribute in combating corruption or at least scaling down its spread, besides improving Sudan’s rank in the Corruption Perceptions Index.
But unfortunately the proposed act was kept in the drawers of the national assembly after its endorsement without being sent to the concerned institutions to. enforce it.
But now it is apparent that the transitional government recognized the importance of establishing an anti-corruption commission with broad authorities.
The Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with the UNDP, has organized recently a workshop to discuss the proposed anti-commission act and the authorities of the commission.
In his address to the workshop, Minister of Justice, called for giving the proposed commission broad monitoring authorities along with independency to make able to remove immunity in all corruption cases considering that most corrupt persons are those officials who enjoy immunity.
We believe that enforcing the proposed anti-corruption act requires a strong political will, because in the absence of political will the act will be just similar to those endorsed earlier without being applied.
It goes without saying that completing the anti-corruption system is the only guarantee for Sudan to be within the states that have achieved progress in this dossier.
Writing-off the foreign debts and lifting the economic and lifting economic and technical embargo could only be achieved if Sudan is classified among the states that have achieved considerable progress in combatting corruption.
According to experts, the articles included in the anti-corruption act are enough to deter the criminals, thus scaling down the cases of corruption.
The establishment of the anti-corruption act meets the requirements of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), and this will automatically improve the rank of Sudan in the Corruption Perceptions Index.
Thank you Minister of Justice for his serious step towards making Sudan a state of constitutional institutions.