Arusha, Tanzania, 07 June 2018 – The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the APRM Secretariat, Professor Edward Maloka, accompanied by Dr Jonathan Mayuyuka Kaunda, Dr Joseph Migai Akech and Mr Valery Yao Yao, participated in a joint meeting between the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption (AUABC).
The AUABC was represented by its Chairperson, Mr Bégoto Mariom, the Executive Secretary, Mrs Charity Hanene Nchimunya, Mr Selemani Kinyunyu, Senior Policy Officer for political and legal matters, and the Board members.
The purpose of the meeting was to provide support to the AUABC in championing the cause against corruption in accordance with the AU Theme of the year on corruption by drafting a Report on APRM’s record in the fight against corruption in Africa and holding a discussion on the planned joint retreat with the AUABC in Abuja as well as briefing the AUABC on the State of Governance Report.
During the APRM-AUABC Joint meeting in Arusha, both AU organs agreed to hold a joint retreat from 10-11 July 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, on the margins of the Youth Congress. They also agreed to collaborate in drafting of the State of Governance Report (SoGR). Upon completion of the report, the APRM will organize a series of meetings to validate the report, the first of which will take place in Arusha and hosted by the AUABC.
The AUABC also welcomed the drafting of a report on APRM’s record in the fight against corruption in Africa. As inputs to the report, the AUABC committed to provide the findings of some research studies and further their collaboration in their respective methodologies, especially with regard to the revision of their questionnaires.