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Corruption African Union rewards Seychelles

Seychelles won an African Union scorecard award for the implementation of anti-corruption policies, the Foreign Ministry said. In the words of the head of the AU Department, the Institution said on March 12 that Seychelles won the award this year in recognition of the country’s progress in mainstreaming gender equality. and empowering women in the fight against corruption.

The price of the African gender scorecard was introduced by the African Union at the 2015 Summit of Heads of State to recognize the good progress being made by member countries. The theme for 2018 was “Winning the fight against corruption: a gender-sensitive path for Africa’s transformation”.

The Anti-Corruption Commission of Seychelles, an archipelago of the Western Indian Ocean, was created under the 2016 Anti-Corruption Act. It is responsible for receiving complaints, investigating, detecting and preventing practices. in the public and private sectors and is led by Executive Director May Da Silva.

This is the second time that Seychelles has won a prize from the African Union gender scorecard. The island nation won in 2016 for recognition of its progress in women’s economic rights.