The National Anti-Corruption Commission in Cameroon, has launched a campaign to fight against corrupt practices during the 2021-2022 school year. The activities marking a start of the campaign took place on Wednesday 18 August, in Douala.
One of CONAC’s main preoccupations as indicated by the officials, is the PTA fee which they want to ensure is void of favouritism, bribery or extortion. The president of the commission Rev. Dr Dieudonne Massi Gams, cautioned during the campaign launch in Douala, that those involved in corrupt practices should stop because a thorough follow-up will be done.
“We called the attention of everyone to know that if there are cases of corruption we will follow up” the CONAC president said at the end of the event in the economic capital.
Douala was chosen to be the starting point because the Littoral region is considered as one of the areas in Cameroon with a high rate of corruption, CONAC sources revealed. From Douala, other parts of the country will follow with the same awareness raised.
The “2021-2022 back to school without corruption” initiative, is planned to take place in two phases, notably the pasting of anti-corruption messages and distribution of anti-corruption kits to various schools.