Niger’s government has launched a telephone hotline through which citizens can call to report the corrupt practices which have ruined the nation’s economy, officials said on Saturday.
Niger’s Prime Minister, Brigi Rafini, said at the inauguration of the line that the innovation is a very important tool and will be extended to all public services.
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 his administration are facing charges for embezzling state funds.
President Mahamadou Issoufou, who has just been elected has vowed to clean the government and promote good governance so as to attract foreign investors.