Institute of Public Policy Research

IPPR calls for global isolation of Samerji

IPPR calls for global isolation of Samerji

Staff Writer The Institute of Public Policy Research has called on international suppliers, customers and business partners of Samerji to review their relationship with the Icelandic fishing giant accused of massive corruption in Namibia. IPPR, who is campaigning both in Namibia, Iceland and internationally, says it is time for all ‘’stakeholders to prove their commitment to fighting corruption and bring justice and reparations to the people of Namibia’’. The bribery scandal that has been dubbed Fishrot and was first exposed by Al Jazeera was uncovered through the leaking of over 30,000 documents. Samerji is the largest fishing company in Iceland…
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IPPR wants transparency in fishing, mining licences

IPPR wants transparency in fishing, mining licences

Martin Endjala The government should look at open public tendering in the spirit of greater transparency and accountability, particularly in the context of fighting corruption. In its November report released today, the Institute of Public Policy Research said that this should be done because the scope of discretion for public institutions is sometimes too wide in areas such as the awarding of fishing quotas and Exclusive Prospecting Licences. These proposals come in the wake of corruption claims in the awarding of EPLs by the Ministry of Mines and the long running Fishrot case associated with the Ministry of Fisheries and…
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