The UDM has batted on the wicket of anti-corruption and good governance since its inception in 1997. Our track record bears testimony to this fact.
Corruption is one of the main contributors to unemployment, poverty, inequality and poor service delivery. As part of our ethos, the UDM will (amongst others) do the following to combat corruption:
- Restore proper relationships between politicians and officials. The current culture of political interference in the daily administration of government causes bureaucratic chaos, fuels corruption and tender fraud.
- Appoint government employees and leaders of the Chapter 9 institutions and SOEs based on merit, and the relevant knowledge and qualifications.
- Review the current tender system that makes it possible for bribery and corruption to flourish.
- Introduce courts dedicated to handle cases of corruption.