Niger launches telephone hotline to fight corruption

By REUTERS
August 13, 2011 16:28

 
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NIAMEY, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Niger's government has launched a telephone hotline through which citizens can call to report the corrupt practices which have undermined the economy of one of the world's poorest nations, officials said on Saturday.

"This is an innovation. It is a very important tool and will be extended to all public services," Niger's Prime Minister Brigi Rafini, said at the inauguration of the line.

The West African nation, which is rich in uranium but suffers perennial food shortages, is battling years of deep-rooted corruption particularly under ex-president Mamadou Tandja. Several officials of the previous administration are facing charges for embezzling state funds.

Newly elected President Mahamadou Issoufou has vowed to clean the government and promote good governance so as to attract foreign investments.

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