Ermera—-Commissão anti-Corrupcão (CAC), and Justice and Peace Commission (Komisaun Justisa e Paz/KJP) of Ermera, on Friday (28/9) last week organized a one day workshop in a joint effort to combat corruption in the village of Estadu, district of Ermera. The purpose of the workshop is to socialize CAC and KJP mission to the community of Ermera with the topic “Promote Justice by Combating Corruption”
“Corruption is a contagious disease that can have negative impacts on development of the country and the lives of the people” said Deputy Commissioner for Education and Research, Jose Antonio das Neves in his opening remarks.
In addition, “CAC cooperate with KJP Diocese Dili in its outreach programs to socialize the mission and vision of CAC to prevent and combatcorruption. Corruption doesn’t only occur at the national level; however it can occur at the district, sub district, and village. Therefore community of Estadu should have courage to fight corruption and report to CAC when local leaders are found to commit corruption”he continued.
Director of Justice and Peace Commission (KJP), Rev. Herminio Goncalves, Pr said “all Timorese should consider corruption as an unacceptable crime; therefore it requires cooperation
from all people to combat it”
There were about 200 participants in the workshop, from the Justice and Peace Commission Sub-district of Gleno, Fatulia, and Letefohe including students from the village Estadu.