Action Transparency Committee of the PCC Poised to Stamp out Corruption



Meeting for the third time since it was put in place early this year, the Action Transparency committee of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC) have come up with a very strategic action plan that will run from July 2012 to May 2013.

The committee met yesterday at church centre Mankon review their activities and chat the way forward so as to improve on the spiritual and socio-economic conditions of the people of the PCC and Cameroonians at large by enhancing transparency and accountability while upholding integrity.

Chaired by the Communication and Scholarship Secretary of the PCC the Rev Mokoko Thomas in collaboration with the Financial Secretary of the PCC, Mrs Ines Nsame Mbongo, the meeting was attended by carefully selected members in the different departments, enterprises and other units of the PCC.

In his welcome address, the Rev Mokoko Thomas, saluted the committed spirit of the members who are poised to raise awareness on the ills of corruption in the PCC and the Cameroonian society through seminars, workshops, the print and audiovisual media and through flyers. According to the Chairperson of this committee, they are working in close collaboration with the leadership of the PCC to enhance best practices.  Consequently the committee proposes to the leadership of the church possible measures for the discipline of defaulters; reward the accountable and the amelioration of working conditions.

During the meeting the members reviewed their last activities and listened to work done by the various sub committees in charge of the following, the general programme, External contacts, the media among others.  In this light, a good number of partners specialised in this milieu were identified, different media campaigns and programmes were earmarked on transparency and accountability with various catchy slogans like, “the corrupt have a price, to be transparent is good and helping another to be transparent is better, God hates corruption, transparency is the key to success, corruption stains your character and damages your personality, transparency should be seen in all spheres of life and that anti corruption starts from you”

The climax of it was the drawing of an action plan for the first quarter where the committee with networking resource persons will be  going down to the field from July 2012 to May 2013, to sensitize and create awareness on their overall goal which is, “Transparency and accountability in the PCC enhanced.” They are going to do this through distribution of flyers, talk shows, debates, round table conferences, lectures, group work, role play and participation. In this regard they will organise seminars and workshops with those concerned in all the departments, movements and choir associations of the PCC, the Business enterprises of the PCC, Presbyterial Secretaries and treasurers, managers, Heads of Departments, accountants and finance clerks, touching every single unit of the PCC.

The participants during these workshops will be sensitize through training conferences, educative talks and budget monitoring, all to; enhance Christian stewardship, effective leadership, promoting transparency and encouraging accountability.

Rounding up the meeting the Rev Mokoko Thomas admonished the members live up to expectation as they Church is looking up to them as role models and pacesetters. He appreciated their contributions and urged them to do their best where ever they are.

It should be noted that the Action Transparency is a structure put in place in the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon in collaboration with Bread for the World and Mission 21. It has an organizing committee made up of representatives from the different arms of the PCC, who, in themselves should be islands of transparency and accountability.


By Rosaline Obah

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