The overall objective of the conference which is building and enhancing competences of the Ombudsman and their staff in promoting good governance in the public sector resonates very well with public sector reform agendas of many countries in Africa in particular Malawi.
This project, the Mozambique Malawi Interconnector, comprises the construction of a 218 km long 400 kV transmission line between Matambo (Tete Province, Mozambique) and Phombeya (Balaka District, Malawi) by which the Malawi and the Mozambique electricity grids will be interconnected. The EU is contributing EUR 20 million from our African Investment Facility (AfIF), which will be managed by KfW (Germany) through a so called blending operation whereby EU grant funds are blended with loans from financial institutions.
It gives me great pleasure to be present on behalf of the European Union Delegation to Malawi to witness the opening of this training course in the framework of the ENACT Project for Police analysts and field investigators from the African continent.
First, allow me to briefly say a few words about
ENACT and transnational organized crime in Africa
The EU is proud to support ENACT: a project that spans the continent, dedicated to enhancing Africa’s response to transnational organized crime.
On International Anti-Corruption Day we reiterate our support for Malawians exposing and addressing corruption. Corruption is a barrier to poverty reduction - diverting scarce resources away from healthcare, schools and water provision. It affects critical capital investments, like roads and power generation. Corruption is a disincentive for private sector investment, economic growth and jobs.
The European Union, since its inception, has made the protection of human rights not only the foundation of our common internal and external policies, but of our Union itself. We view all human rights as universal, indivisible and interdependent, with no difference between civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. Let me say that again.
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