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A presentation to the Africa Regional Workshop on Promoting Accountability and Integrity in Public Spending. BACKGROUND. In February 1999 PAC representatives from various African Countries met in Kampala, Uganda.

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A presentation to the Africa Regional Workshop on Promoting Accountability and Integrity in Public Spending
  • In February 1999 PAC representatives from various African Countries met in Kampala, Uganda.
  • The purpose of the meeting was to strategise on making Parliaments effective in their oversight role particularly on financial mismanagement and abuse.
  • The meeting agreed that PACs, being directly under the control of Parliamentary Authorities, had limited scope in fighting corruption.
background cont
  • The meeting resolved to establish a voluntary body of Parliamentarians committed to the fight against corruption.
  • Principle of non-partisanship.
  • Hon Augustine Ruzindana of Uganda was elected as the founding president of APNAC.
  • Secretariat is hosted by the Parliamentary Centre in Accra since October 2010.
apnac s objectives
  • The main objective of the APNAC is to develop, maintain and promote a network to build the capacity of Parliaments in Africa and African Parliamentarians to fight against, and effectively address, corruption in their respective countries.
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Objectives cont……
  • The other objectives for which APNAC was established are to :
  • build the commitment and capacity of African Parliaments to exercise accountability, with particular emphasis on financial matters;
  • share information on lessons learned and best practices developed to control and fight corruption;
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Objectives cont……
  • undertake projects to control corruption;
  • cooperate with organizations in civil society with shared objectives relating to the fight against corruption;
  • to sensitize, educate and make aware the population, at all levels of society, on the existence, threat and danger of corruption;
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Objectives cont…………..
  • to campaign for inclusion of programmes  on the control and fight against corruption in government priority programmes;
  • to advocate for and encourage the improvement of the States’ capacity to timely address and handle matters related to corruption;
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Objectives cont….
  • to liaise with national and international organisations and institutions on all matters relating to the control of, and fight against, corruption; and
  • to mobilise internal and external resources to promote anti-corruption programs;to develop links with oversight committees of Parliament and Parliamentarians across Africa;

build the commitment among African Parliamentarians to exercise accountability, with particular emphasis on financial matters and generally on promote integrity in political leadership;

executive committee
Executive Committee
  • APNAC is governed by an elected Executive Council, composed of a President, Vice-President, and two representatives of each of four regions of Africa – East, West, South and Central.
  •  North Africa is yet to be brought into the fold.
  • The Current Executive Committee was elected at the AGM held in Lusaka in September 2010.
country chapters
Country Chapters
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • DRC
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi

10. Mali

11. Niger

12. Rwanda

13. Senegal

14. Sierra Leone

15. Tanzania

16. Uganda

17. Zambia

1. Zimbabwe

current executive committee
Current Executive Committee
  • President
  • Hon Given Lubinda, MP (Zambia)
  • Vice- President
  • Hon Fulgence BONANET, MP (Burkina Faso)
  • West Africa
  • Hon OseiKyeiMensah-Bonsu, MP (Ghana)
  • East Africa
  • Hon MusikariKombo, MP (Kenya)Hon Dr Zainab Amir Gama, MP (Tanzania)
  • Central Africa
  • Hon OucharTourgoudi, MP (Tchad)Hon Dr BouzaboPatchili, MP (Tchad)
  • Southern Africa
  • Hon Eduardo Namburete, MP (Mozambique)
  • Hon JubulaniMangena, MP  (Zimbabwe)

APNAC collaborates with a number of organisations

including the following:

  • National Parliaments;
  • Global Organisation for Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) and all its Regional Chapters;
  • The UN - UNODC
  • The Parliamentary Centre – Africa in Accra
  • CIDA
  • The World Bank Institute
  • Dfid
  • Tiri – an NGO working on integrity
current regional programmes
Current Regional programmes
  • African Parliament’s Strengthening Programme – with PC-A covering 7 countries: Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Tanzania, and Zambia

For strengthening Parliaments’ Budget Oversight


2. Parliaments and the MDGs (pro-poor Integrity Project) – with TIRI to cover Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Uganda.


Planned Activities under APSP:

  • Regional ToT – April 2010 in Kampala
  • In-country workshops for APNAC members and other MPs on reading and understanding the Budget.
  • In country, Pilot Projects on a selected issues including Election financing, Codes of Conduct, Elections Corruption , EITI, Anti-Corruption Conventions, Procurement legislation and practices etc;

Planned Activities under Pro-poor Integrity

  • Validation workshop on study conducted in the respective countries on the role of Parliaments in Monitoring MDGs;
  • Pilot projects on engagement of Parliaments and Parliamentarians in the attainment of MDGs.

Overall Planned Activities

  • Host AGM in June/July 2010;
  • Adopt 2010 – 2015 Strategic Plan;
  • Conduct in-country capacity building workshops on selected topics including Anti-corruption conventions, Codes of conduct etc.
  • Adopt Codes of Conduct for APNAC members;

5. Revive all chapters;


6. Establish new chapters in all African Parliaments;

7. Establish Sub-Regional Chapter/Networks;

8. Host Workshop for Parliamentarians at the International Anti-Corruption Conference in Bangkok in November, 2010;

9. Co-host the Parliamentarians’ side meeting of the United Nations State Parties Conference on the UNCAC.

contact details
Contact details

The Executive Director

African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption

Parliamentary Centre – Africa

P.M.B. Ct 113 Cantonments,

Accra, Ghana