Head of the South Sudan Anti -Corruption Commission (SSACC) Justice John Gatwec. [Gurtong/ Waakhe Simon Wudu]
By Waakhe Simon Wudu
JUBA, 17 June 2012 [Gurtong] – The SSACC head Justice John Gatwec told the press in Juba Friday that the Commission is being trained on additional skills to combat the vice that threatens to dent South Sudan government’s economic recovery efforts and image.
He spoke upon arrival from the United States of America where he led a team to a four- day conference on advanced mechanisms on how to trace stolen government assets.
The conference, International Corruption Hunters Alliance held in Washington DC last week and organised by the World Bank brought at least 130 countries in the world to streamline exclusive policies aimed at boosting proper accountability and transparency.
“The conference trained people who are given the task to fight corruption in their various countries in order to know how best they can be able to trace stolen assets of their own countries”, said Gatwec.
He said the conference was significant as it was able to capacitate the leadership on more mechanisms on how to trace resources that have been stolen in the country.
“The conference was designed to advance the global fight against corruption through technological advancement. This was a timely and more of a blessing to the Commission which has a big homework on how to recover embezzled government resources”, he said.