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Guinea cracks down on corruption

2012-06-03 10:20

Conakry - Guinean President Alpha Conde on Saturday vowed to clear out corrupt officials from ministries and the civil service after revelations of misappropriation of funds.

"I will sweep away many officials.... All executives guilty of theft will not only be struck off but prosecuted and severely punished," he said.

Guinean Minister of Economy and Finance Kerfala Yansane on May 28 revealed the attempted embezzlement of over $1.8m by officials who forged his signature while he was abroad.

"So the mafia at the Central Bank, at (the ministry of) Finance, at the treasury and in the civil service, we are going to cut off the head next week," Conde said.

He added that there would also be monitoring of other ministries.

Guinea is regularly listed among the world's most corrupt nations.

Comments
  • graham.radburnd - 2012-06-03 18:07

    What is the photo supposed to signify?

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