Pante Macassar – Today in Oe-cusse district more than 100 people, among local businessmen and public servants had access to a seminar designed for providing information on what efforts they can do to fight corruption. The seminar was held and organized by the Comissão Anti-Corrupção (CAC).
The seminar took place at the Oe-cusse District Administration Hall on Wednesday (1/10). Three the key speakers: CAC Commissioner Dr. Adérito António Pinto Tilman, Oe-cusse District Administrator, Salvador da Cruz and Chief of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) of District Oe-cusse Bartolomeo Siqueira. Moderator of the debate was the Director of Prevention of CAC, Abrão José Freitas.
The seminar addressed the topic of “Identify the Problems to Face Challenges, Obstacles and Offering the Solution”. The main topic is consistent with CAC’s 2014-15 Prevention Plan, which focuses on four priority areas: procurement, decentralization, customs and political will.
The objective of the seminar was to provide proper information about the legal framework of the fight against corruption and to educate local businessmen that are part of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Timor-Leste (CCI-TL), as government partners, on how to prevent bribery practices and corruption in order to ensure a transparent and sustainable development to the country.
“Our presence here today aim to improve public and private sectors’ knowledge on CAC law and on the anti-corruption legal framework in order to build Timor-Leste in a transparent way, without bribery and corruption,” CAC Commissioner Tilman said to participants today.
“Our meeting today is part of a strategy to try to reduce the risk of maladministration practices and corruption crimes” added Commisioner Tilman.
Chairman of the Oe-cusse CCI-TL, Bartolomeo Siqueira, on behalf of local businessmen, extended his appreciation and gratitude to CAC for its presence in the district providing information and educating the private sector about East Timorese efforts against corruption.
Local businessmen and public servants in Oe-cusse districts enthusiastically and actively participated in the workshop. They recommended that CAC personnel should visits districts across the country regularly to monitor the execution of projects by local companies to ensure the quality of the projects and their timely completions.
CAC firmly believes that everyone – whether they are community leaders, representatives of the private or public sectors, or citizens – must be involved in eradicating corruption in Timor-Leste. Therefore CAC will continue to hold these workshops with the private sector throughout the year. (*)
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