THE PREAMBLE OF APNAC CONSTITUTION

We, the members of the African Parliaments, assembled on the 5th – 9th of February 1999, during the “Regional Seminar on Parliament and Good Governance: Towards a New Agenda for Controlling Corruption in Africa”;

AWARE

that corruption poses a grave danger to the well-being of African peoples and to the development of their countries;

ALARMED

that corruption diverts scarce resources from basic human needs and destroys confidence in the integrity of African’s institutions;

RECOGNIZING

that  it  is  essential  that  African  Parliamentarians develop  healthy, balanced relations between the state, civil society and the marketplace and that Parliaments be strengthened as effective institutions of accountability in overseeing the policies, programs and actions of governments in Africa;

ACKNOWLEDGING

that corruption can best be controlled by strengthening systems for accountability, transparency and public participation in the governance processes of African States;

REALIZING

the  great  value of  African Parliamentarians coming together to  share information, experiences and lessons in strengthening Parliament in the fight against corruption; and

REITERATING

African Parliamentarians commitment to strengthening their capacity to fight corruption;

OUR MISSSION

The aim of APNAC shall be to develop, maintain and promote a network to build the capacity of Parliaments and Parliamentarians in Africa to fight against, and effectively address, corruption in their respective countries in order to ensure higher standards of integrity.

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OUR VISION

Build the commitment and capacity of African Parliaments and Parliamentarians to ensure transparency and 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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OUR STRATEGY

Ensure that African governments implement strategic policies and procedures that are designed to promote good governance; ensure that public servants diligently implement policies and laws that prohibit or limit activities and relationships that diminish the …

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