The ceremony will be held at the Kigali Convention Center this Monday, 9th December 2019.
The International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award is organized by Qatar in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
In a tweet by Qatar News Agency, they confirmed that Sheikh Tamim Bin al Hamad al will attend the International Anti-Corruption Award.
“His Excellency the Emir of Qatar has landed a plane in Doha this Monday morning heading to Kigali, Rwanda where he will be attending Sheikh Tamim Bin al Hamad al Thani International Anti-Corruption Award.”
It is the fourth time the International Anti-Corruption Award will be celebrated but it is the first time they will be held in Africa. The awards were previously held in Malaysia, Geneva and at the UN headquarters in Vienna, Austria.
The ceremony will bring together more than 600 guests including nominees and the organization committee of the award. President Paul Kagame and the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin al Hamad al Thani are expected to attend the ceremony.
Minister Johnston Busingye recently said that Rwanda has been chosen to host the ceremony because President Kagame has shown consistent efforts in leading the fight against corruption.
The Global Corruption Perception Index published by Transparency International last year placed Rwanda at the fourth place of countries leading the fight against corruption in Africa after Seychelles, Botswana and Cabo Verde.
HH the Amir left Doha on Monday morning heading to Rwandan capital city of Kigali to attend HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award. #QNA pic.twitter.com/6YlKQ0un0U
— Qatar News Agency (@QNAEnglish) December 9, 2019