Dili, 28/9/2012—Tuesday this week, the Anti-Corruption of Timor-Leste convened a seminar on corruption prevention with officials of the Secretary of State for Security (SSS) at the Dili Convention Center. The theme of the conference: “Strengthening the Secretary of State for Security to be able to minimize the risk and preventing corruption.”
The one-day seminar featured keynote speakers from all the three CAC Senior Management: Commissioner Adérito de Jesus Soares, Deputy Commissioner José António de Jesus das Neves and Deputy Commissioner Manuel Cotinho Bucar Corte-Real.
In the their presentations, the CAC Senior Management affirmed about CAC’s commitment to work closely at any time with the Secretary of State for Security and its line-agencies and focusing on prevention side. CAC is committed to help strengthening the SSS and its line agencies’ capacity to minimize the risk of and detect corruption and creates an effective control mechanism in the area of administration, human resources, finance and procurement in order to help prevent corruption. One of the Senior Management said, in order to prevent corruption, we need to be well-informed about the roots and risks of corruption—this well help us to come up with effective control mechanism detect such wrong doings.
Secretary of State for Security Francisco da Costa Guterres in returned, appreciated the great initiative of CAC in holding such important conference with SSS and its line agencies as this will help widening the horizon of his staff about the corruption issues and the policies to combat corruption in Timor-Leste.
More than 100 people participated in the conference and they were from the Timor-Leste National Police (PNTL), Bombeirus, Imigration, Civilian Security Unit.