UN advisor to spearhead anti-corruption project here

British advisor for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) David Robinson, who will be spearheading an anti-corruption project here, yesterday paid a courtesy call on the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams SC.

According to a press release issued by the ministry, Robinson’s visit comes at a time when he is preparing to spearhead the GUY24 project, which is aimed at supporting the prevention, investigation and prosecution of corruption.

At the meeting, the release said, Robinson informed Williams that he has drafted an anti-corruption work plan which sets out his planned activities to strengthen Guyana’s anti-corruption regime. This plan is to be reviewed by the government, the release said, while adding that to execute the work plan Robinson will be collaborating with all anti-corruption agencies and stakeholders, including the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).

The release did ….