National Congress on Fight against Corruption opens

The National Congress on Fight against Corruption opened works, Thursday in Tunis, on the theme: “United against corruption in service of development, peace and security.”

According to National Anti-Corruption Authority (French: INLUCC) President Chawki Tabib, the event is an occasion to take stock of the efforts exerted in matters of fight against this phenomenon.

“The organisation of a national congress on fight against corruption reaffirms the firm political will to combat this phenomenon and implement the various points defined in the Document of Carthage, which considers anti-corruption fight a top priority,” he stated at the opening of this two-day gathering which will be crowned by the adoption of a national strategy of good governance and anti-corruption fight.

This strategy is a reference document committing the various national actors (judges, politicians, journalists and civil society) in this process, according to a well-defined roadmap, he explained.

“Fight against corruption should not be reduced to mere empty slogans,” said Civil Service and Governance Minister Abid Briki.

“The establishment of a system of good governance to combat corruption is a shared responsibility between all actors and that requires the reform of the administration and the civil service sector,” he pointed out.

“Several good governance units have already been created in all the ministries to ensure the follow-up of the department’s action programme in matters of anti-corruption fight,” Briki specified.

The national anti-corruption fight strategy will be officially adopted at the end of the congress. It will be signed by the Prime Ministry, the House of Peoples’ Representatives, a representative of the judiciary, INLUCC, the National Union of Tunisian Journalists and a civil society representative.

Drawing up a list of the establishments affected by corruption, this strategy projects plans and politics of fight against corruption and a detailed action plan.

It also defines the responsibilities of each signatory of this document and his role in fight against corruption in short-, mid- and long-terms.


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