Africans Rising announces finalists for 2018 anti-corruption champion contest

By Wallace Mawire

After weeks of deliberation, the four finalists for the 2018 Africans Rising Anti-Corruption Champion Contest have been announced .The finalists are :

Lala Touray,The Gambia

20 years old Lala is an award-winning Gambian Poet and CEO of Kids Community Library Foundation. In 2017, Lala started the “Gambia in-depth” project which she has used as a platform to sensitize and raise awareness about corruption, unemployment, poor education system,poverty, the culture of silence, and bad governance in The Gambia. In 2018, in her pursuit to fight corruption she created a viral video which brought to life all the problems The Gambians as a people and a country battling corruption in leadership and institutions.

Nelson Komba,Kenya

Nelson is a consultant and author of a book focused on corruption titled, 24 Hours of Equality. In the book, he gave a critical look at  corruption and how it can be tackled for economic development of Africa. He also gave highlights on how corruptions cut across Africa and proposed the formation of integrity clubs in schools which will serve as a project to train and transform leaders about the ethics in leadership. His book is currently being used to develop anti-corruption policies in Kenya by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption  Commission.

Moustapha Issifou Diallo,Niger
As a Legal consultant, Moustapha’s project is titled, “STOP CORRUPTION  ON THE MIGRATORY PATH” and is intended to denounce corruption practices he has noticed on the Niamey-Ouagadougou-Niamey &Niamey-TAHOUA-AGADEZ blocs. In his project, he is intending to break all practices on these traveling routes where screening officers engage in unhealthy practices by stripping passengers and travelers, both national and international of their possessions and documents required for their trips. He has purposed the project to discourage these practices and create a corruption free environment.

Kamuntu Ben,DRC Congo
Kamuntu is an activist with the LUCHA Movement and a slam artist from the Democratic Republic of Togo. He also uses Poetry to fight the Democratic Republic of Togo. He also uses Poetry to fight corruption. In his project, he wrote a poem of 40 verses in French which denounced the institutionalisation of corruption by African leaders. He used his words to speak about tax fraud, the corruption of justice and the clientelism in the delivery of public markets.

Voting Instructions:

The final winner of the contest will be selected through public voting. The candidate with the highest number of votes will become our 2018 Anti-Corruption Champion. The win will have an opportunity to join other inspiring young Activists in our 2018 Activists In Residence Program in Arusha, Tanzania.To help select the winner; public voting is opened via:
Deadline for voting:

Voting is opened till September 10th, 2018 at 11.59 GMT



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