Mandate & Statutory Functions
The ACC is mandated to combat and prevent corruption through law enforcement, educating the public and enlisting their support against corruption, and providing advisory services.
In terms of the Anti-Corruption Act, 2003 (Act No. 8 of 2003), the ACC has the following core functions:
- Investigation function
The ACC investigates matters that in its opinion raise suspicion that the following has occurred or is about to occur:
- Conduct constituting corruption; or
- Conduct prone or conducive to corruption.
- Education function
The ACC educates the public on corruption and enlist their support in combating corruption in Namibia.
- Prevention function
The ACC examines practices, systems and procedures of public and private bodies to facilitate the discovery of corrupt practices and to secure the revision of practices, systems and procedures that may be prone or conducive to corrupt practices.