ACC APPOINTS MR. H. SHIPENA AS A PERMANENT SECRETARY
Hannu Shipena has been appointed as Permanent Secretary at the Anti-Corruption Commission.
Making the announcement during a staff meeting held on the 29th of September, ACC Director -General Paulus Noa said Shipena’s appointment is with effect from the 3rd of October 2016.
The recent amendments to the Anti-Corruption Commission Act makes provisions for the appointment of a Permanent Secretary to allow the Commission to carry out its mandate effectively.
Shipena joined the Commission as Deputy Permanent Secretary in November 2014. Prior to his transfer to the ACC in 2014, Shipena served as Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education.
Two members of the Directorate of Investigation & Prosecution attended a two day workshop at the Namibian University of science and Technology on the 28th and 29th of december 2016. The workshop was in relation to Digital Forensics. The workshop was presented by Professor Jazri and Mr Nhamu.Assoc Prof H. Jazri has been in the field of information security for 30 years ranging from military application and government ICT security applications covering both IP based environments and secure tactical radio communications, corporate and private sector security and privacy applications, and community projects such as privacy online, child online protections and CyberSAFE for Schools. He was also involved in the ICT Security research projects and among his notable contributions were establishing the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) for Malaysia.Mr. Isaac Nhamu is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the Namibia University of Science and Technology. He has over 13 years of experience in lecturing at different universities in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. He is a holder of a Masters Degree in Computer Science and is currently pursuing a PhD in computer science with a focus on Digital Forensics.
Corruption Risk Analysis
The Directorate of Public Education and Corruption Prevention in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) embarked on examining systems and procedures related to Custom and Excise Unit in the Ministry of Finance to identify corruption risks and find ways to mitigate them. Two engagements, in July and September 2016 brought together strategic teams from ACC, Ministry of Finance and UNODC to conduct the in-depth risk analysis. Senior Officials together with the appointed Integrity Management Committee in the Ministry of Finance have demonstrated their commitment to implementing the plan developed to mitigate the identified risks.