Holland pleads for prevention, deterrence and punishment

After its first international conference on the fight against corruption, organized with Sciences Po in 2018 in Paris, the French association #StopCorruption d’un rebelote is holding this event at the International University of Rabat (UIR) on October 19 and 20..

Under the High Patronage of King Mohammed VI, this event was organized in partnership with the National Authority for Probity, Prevention and the Fight against Corruption (INPPLC) of the Kingdom of Morocco and the International University of Rabat (UIR). This event organized therefore, by the association #StopCorruption whose president is the former President of the French Republic, François Hollande, was planned for March 2020, but it had been postponed because of the Covid.

Also, as it is never too late to do well, the Conference is held until tomorrow, under the theme: ” Preventing and fighting against corruption: a challenge for the development of the African continent, a response to the legitimate expectations of young people “. Among the eminences, personalities from Europe, Morocco and all of Africa, were or are expected at this event to better understand the issues and contribute to bringing a deep reflection on the issue.

A question with levers capable of enabling African countries to stem the phenomenon of corruption or more politically correct “good governance“ and to open the way towards sustained and sustainable development, capable of meeting aspirations and other expectations. legitimate young and even older citizens of those countries concerned.

The #Stop Corruption association, which counts among its founders Michel Sapin, former Minister of Economy and Finance under François Mitterrand as under François Hollande, Michel Hunault, former deputy, Daniel Lebègue, former president of Transparency International France, and Gérard Rameix, former president of the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) explained on his website ” By choosing to organize this event on the African continent, in Morocco, #Stop Corruption wanted to reaffirm its international dimension and its commitment to the defense of fair and responsible governance all over the world. “. This event, it is recalled, will be punctuated by numerous workshops which will animate the colloquium for two days, organized around economic transformation, the role of international and regional institutions, the strategies implemented by States, the mobilization of the civil society, etc

Among the participants, therefore, at the conference this Wednesday in Rabat, former French President François Hollande, who pleaded, on this day in Rabat, in favor of joint action for the prevention, deterrence and sanction of corruption. ” For there to be corrupt, there must be corruptors, one does not go without the other “, hence the importance of acting together to stem this phenomenon, he pointed out, stressing that no continent is immune to corruption, pressures and temptations.

On the other hand, he continued, “there are countries which, earlier than others, became aware of the need to prevent these phenomena, to dissuade them and to punish them”, noting, in this sense, that Morocco has very early had this lucidity with, among other things, the creation of the National Authority for Probity, Prevention and the Fight against Corruption (INPPLC).

Corruption is a scourge that weighs on the development of Africa, because it causes it to lose more than 150 billion dollars each year, or 6% of its GDP, argued the former French Head of State, François Hollande, describing this scourge as a “poison” which contributes to the weakening of institutions, which end up losing all authority to fight against the very cause of their weakening.

For his part, the President of the Republic of Senegal, President-in-Office of the African Union, Macky Sall, welcoming the holding in Rabat of this conference which bears witness to ” remarkable membership ” of the Kingdom ” to the ideals of international solidarity, peace, harmony, understanding and cooperation “, via his high representative, Moustapha Niasse reaffirmed in a message read on this occasion, his ” full commitment “in this fight” which must be that of every man and every woman “.

The president of the INPPLC, Mohamed Bachir Rachdi, specified that “ all the regional and international reports dealing with the question of development put corruption, in its most diverse forms, among the first factors that stand in the way of development and weaken the chances of countries to seize all opportunities to ensure socio-economic development. economic in line with their true potential “. The president of the International University of Rabat (UIR), Noureddine Mouaddib, for his part highlighted the role of the academic world in promoting good governance and the fight against corruption.

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