12 Things You Didn’t Know About Tanzanian Presidential Hopeful January Makamba

Written by Keren Mikva

Makamba helped launch a text message anti-corruption campaign

In his attempts to curb corruption in Tanzania, Makamba helped launch a text message campaign aimed at becoming a global naming-and-shaming project. As he described it, “Only 6.9 percent of corruption cases are currently reported. We want to solve the problem. Almost everyone in Tanzania has a mobile…At a hospital you are asked for a bribe. You have a USP code, you enter the location and details of the bribe and send it to a web platform: it will appear as a dot on a map so everyone can see that at a certain hospital a bribe was asked for.”

Source: TheGuardian.com