Civil Servants from Different Line-Ministries Learn about Anti-Corruption

Dili, 3/09/2012—Deputy Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission (CAC) Manuel C.C. Bucar C. Real Friday last week presented a topic on corruption prevention to civil servants from seven line-ministries. The presentation was taken place at the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP), Comoro, Dili during the Eight Mandatory Training for Civil Servants Level C and D 2012.  

In his lecture, Deputy Commissioner talked about integrity and professionalism as important factors in the prevention against corruption in the public service. “In preventing corruption, civil servants must demonstrate their moral integrity, professionalism and work ethics, adhere to law and restrain from committing public corruption such as bribery, embezzlements, misuses of power, nepotism, and others.”

In addition, Deputy Bucar also shared information about Timor-Leste’s Petroleum Funds which is now kept at the Reserve Bank of New York in the United States and the use of the funds for the state budget. Statically speaking, so far, the Government has spent more than five billion dollars from the petroleum funds.

Participants from line-ministries at the half day training included from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fishery, Ministry of State Administration, Ministry of Trade and Commerce, Public Works, Security, Secretary of State for Youth and Sports and Ministry of Education.

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