Magway: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in collaboration with UNDP is organizing a series of anti-corruption talks and educational programs across all States and Regions of Myanmar to raise awareness and combat corruption.

The first sub-national knowledge sharing workshop was organized in Magway Region on 17th November to raise awareness about corruption with the participation of the Chief Minister of Magway Region, members of Regional Government, Members of Parliament, NGOs and civil society organizations.

The workshop brought together stakeholders from private sector such as businesspersons, representatives from small and medium enterprises, the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI), following the concept that ‘public and private sector have to work together in the fight against corruption’.

At the workshop ‘Economic Development and Ethic”, the topics such as Good Governance, Anti-corruption activities conducted by ACC, To Become a Business with a Good Corporate Image, Corruption Risks were discussed.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Dr. Aung Moe Nyo, Chief Minister of Magway Region said, “Corruption inhibits the rule of law and damages the countries development. We are pleased to host the first sub-national anti-corruption workshop in Magway and to work together with the ACC”.

U Aung Kyi, Chair of ACC said, “In the prevention of corruption, the public and the private sector need to work together, we need a public private partnership. As the nation is tackling corruption now, I ask the government departments and the businesses: do you want to be part of that solution, for the benefit of Myanmar’s future generation?”

The workshop was conducted under the supervision of Magway Regional Government and Anti-Corruption Myanmar, with the technical support from UNDP Myanmar.

For additional information, please contact:

UNDP Myanmar communications team:

Ms. Sandra Barrows: 09 7974 36048
Ms. Yamon Phu Thit: 09 7916 39052

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