If youths work hard and make proof of their competences, they will soon be real actors of the fight against corruption in their countries.
This statement can be justify by the case of Cameroon where a GYAC-N member has been called to show new orientation of civil society engagement in the fight against corruption as debated during the 14th IACC held in Bangkok spring November 2010.
Last January 06th, 2011, the Cameroon National Anti-Corruption Commission in partnership with the UN Anti-Corruption Project (CHOC: Change Habit, Oppose Corruption) organized a national conference for restitution and capitalization of the 14th IACC in a context where the National Anti-Corruption Strategy adopted by the government last September 2010 is to be put in force.
The conference that brought together members of the state’s anti-corruption agencies, some strategic state ministries delegates, UNDP anti-corruption projects’ coordinators, and civil society leaders engaged in governance and anti-corruption issues, aimed at integrating new international orientations proposed by the Bangkok conference in our national anti-corruption strategy as far as Governmental, Technical and financial partners and civil society responsibilities are concerned.
Mr. GABI LAURENT from GYAC-N Cameroon, Delegate at the 14th IACC in Bangkok was called in as panelist to present the Bangkok vision of the civil society action in this new era. (Copy of the exposé that was presented by Mr. GABI Laurent during the conference can be found on http://voices-against-corruption.ning.com under GYAC-N CAMEROON Group).
This conference was the occasion for him to show to state authorities the extent of youth engagement on this field and the need to bring them in as real partners for the fight against corruption. The conference was also a good opportunity of advocacy for recognition of GYAC-N members’ efforts at the national level. The good new from this conference among many other recommendations that was adopted is that special measures will henceforth be taken to really integrate and implicate youths efforts in the national anti-corruption strategy; and the Ministry of youth affairs officially called to GYAC-N Cameroon to work hand in hand with the ministry to educate, mobilize other youths and enhance youth participation and contribution to fight corruption in the youth milieu and any other related social sector.
This is also a call for all the Cameroon youth, to work hard and be able to assume this heavy responsibility that is assign to them in this new partnership to fight corruption in our country.
Dear GYACers, Let’s join hand in our efforts and say “Together against Corruption”.