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CAC Team Presents Budget Execution Reports and Proposals to Commission A of Parliament

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Dili – The Anti-Corruption Commission (CAC) team compost of former Executive Secretary, directors and chief of unit presented a report on the execution of 2017 budget and additional proposals for the 2018 budget to the Commission A of National Parliament On Friday (17/8). The meeting was held at the National Parliament Conference Room.

The objective of the Commission team in presenting 2017 budget execution report to the National Parliament is a part of accountability that the Commission done annually. Hence, the Commission also requested an additional budget to finance important activities of the Commission for the next four months.

The Commission will use additional budget to realize big and important activities such as; to continue doing criminal investigations, awareness rising programs on corruption. As a State Party to UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) review mechanism, Timor-Leste will be assessed of its implementation of UNCAC by two countries reviewer namely Bulgaria and Marshal Islands this year.

The additional budget will cover Commission’s necessary works with urgent category such as to recruit an adviser, local and international travels, and office and vehicles maintenance.
The National Parliament ratified and TL became a full member of the UNCAC Review Mechanism in 2008. Timor-Leste will get a UNCAC mechanism review on corruption prevention methods adopted by TL in preventing and combating corruption and its progress achieved.

The Commission will hold a national seminar in recognizing the international anti-corruption day that will invite sovereign bodies; the President of Republic, the House Speaker and the Prime Minister to be keynote speakers of the national seminar on 9th of December 2018. At this one-day seminar, they will convey their commitment and genuine intention in the fight against corruption in this beloved country, Timor-Leste.

Also presented to Parliament the progress of budget execution in 2017, which is categorized into three items; salary and payments, good and services and minor capital with a 76% total percentage of budget execution. Likewise, the CAC institution in the total execution of the transitory budget has been reached $ 80,592 in January – August 2018.

The CAC team that present at the meeting was former Executive Secretary Alexandre Freitas, Director of Support and Cooperation Services Carlos Bento Mau Bere, Director of Investigation Augusto Castro, Director of Prevention Rosario Salsinha and several Chief of units.

The meeting was chaired by MP Carmelita Caetano Moniz, President of Commission A of National Parliament and attended by 11 other MPs. (*)

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CAC Team Presents Budget Execution Reports and Proposals to Commission A of Parliament