Ordonnance n°16/065 du 14 juillet 2016 portant organisation et fonctionnement des services du Conseiller spécial du Chef de l’Etat en matière de Bonne gouvernance et de lutte contre la corruption, le blanchiment des capitaux et le financement du terrorisme.

On Thursday, 14 July 2016, President Joseph Kabila signed Ordinance No. 16/065 of 14 July 2016 on the organization and functioning of the services of the Special Adviser to the Head of State on good governance and fight against corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing.

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Congo’s pricey passport scheme sends millions of dollars offshore

Graphic – Congo Passeport, Reuters, 2017 The passport is among the most expensive in the world, costing each Congolese applicant $185. A UK passport costs half as much, and a U.S. passport $110. Yet according to documents reviewed by Reuters, the Congolese  government will receive just $65 from each passport. Instead, most of the money will go to Semlex, a firm based in Belgium that is producing the travel documents, and to a small company in the Gulf. Read full article HERE …

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Dealing with corruption in your NGO

Transparency is key for development organisations but how do you talk about corruption and complaints without risking your reputation? NGOs are no more immune to corruption than companies in other sectors but for development organisations it can be especially harmful and have a knock-on effect on reputation, funding and donations. It’s a significant issue; an estimated $17.1bn (£10bn) was spent on humanitarian work in 2011 and without proper strategies in place, accountability can be difficult. Corruption, which includes nepotism, bribery, fraud, kick-backs and…

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Decret portant création de l’Observatoire de Surveillance de la Corruption et de l’Éthique Professionnelle

The Government, by the decret n°16/020 du 16 july 2016, fixing the Statutes of the OSCEP, equips it with the mission of monitoring corruption and professional ethics and bring guilty in courts and tribunals. In waiting the creation of the General State Inspectorate, as envisaged by the decree, the OSCEP will thus play the role of coordinating anti-corruption information at the executive level, in partnership with others State services including Anti-fraud brigades, General Inspectorate of Finance, the Office of the Special Adviser to the Head of State on Good Governance, Fight against Corruption and Money Laundering… Download the Decret…

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