Dili 18/07/2012–The Anti-Corruption Commission (CAC) Senior Management participated yesterday a series of briefing sessions on Timor-Leste public financial management at the Ministry of Finance’s Conference Room. The briefing sessions that were presided by Minister of Finance Emilia Pires also participated by President of the Court of Appeal/Court of Audit Claudio Ximenes and his team.
The half-day briefing sessions were organized by the Ministry of Finance in conjunction with the Office of Prime Minister for the Commission and the Court of Audit (Tribunal das Contas) to learn about how the government funds have been managed for the country’s national development. This will help informed both offices to carry out their oversight functions as well as to perform investigation works more effectively.
The series of presentations were first started by Minister Pires where she talked about the overall responsibility of Ministry of Finance in relation to managing the public funds and followed by the Director of National Budget regarding national budgetary process, Director of National Procurement on government procurement related matters, Director for National Development Agency regarding contracts and tendering process for public construction projects as well as Director for Major Projects regarding mega constructions project such as roads, bridges and ports.
A further session on government transparency portal is expected to be organized by the Ministry in the near future.
CAC’s Senior Management who participated in the briefings were Commissioner Adérito de Jesus Soares, Deputy Commissioner for Prevention Manuel Bucar and Deputy Commissioner for Research, Education and Outreach Campaign José António de Jesus das Neves. Participated along with Senior Management were CAC Executive Secretary Alexander Faustino Freitas, National Director for Investigation Unit Maria Vasconselos, three investigators and three staff from Prevention and Office of Commissioner.