Mozambique adopts UN and African Union anti-corruption measures

28 April 2006

Maputo, Mozambique, 28 April – Mozambique has officially adopted anti-corruption measures set out by the United Nations (UN) and the African Union, which include new accounting systems and public auditing and enforced property declarations by public workers, officials have said.

The proposals, which were approved Wednesday in Mozambique’s parliament, are particularly aimed at customs and tax revenues, and expenses related to contracting, acquisition and management of public goods and services.

The government also plans to synchronize legislation and procedures, as well as applying measures to protect witnesses in corruption trials..

Public workers, or those with public roles will now be obliged to declare their property as soon as the start their new job, as well as during and afterwards.

According to, Alcinda Abreu, Mozambique’s Foreign and Cooperation Minister, who presented the proposals, the new measures will make possible greater cooperation and coordination of the several governments and bodies involved in preventing and fighting corruption.

This crime, she said, was related to other criminal activities such as money laundering. (macauhub)