Mr. Nizar Baraka, Minister of Economy and Finance, headed a signing ceremony of a partnership agreement between the Inspectorate General of Finance (IGF) and the Central Authority for the Prevention of Corruption (ICPC) held at the headquarters of the Ministry,Tuesday, Jan. 15th 2013.
This partnership contributes to the implementation of the principles of morality in public life and good governance enshrined in the new constitution. It reflects the Government`s commitment to fight corruption and to improve the administration management. This agreement also specifies the practical terms of partnership with regard to training and technical assistance between the two institutions.
In his speech, Mr. Baraka stressed the importance of this agreement in promoting a culture of transparency and developing synergies between stakeholders in reinforcing good governance. He reiterated the availability of the IGF in supporting the ICPC efforts to strengthen measures to prevent corruption.
For his part, Mr. Abdeslam ABOUDRAR, President of the Central Authority for the Prevention of Corruption, stated that this partnership is strategic and it is part of a comprehensive approach to create a national coalition against corruption. He also stressed the need to strengthen cooperation between all stakeholders, including monitoring and supervisory bodies and good governance institutions. Mr. Aboudrar also stressed that this partnership will allow ICPC and IGF exploit synergies to refine the analysis of corruption and to propose reforms and projects to fight this practice.
For his part, Mr. Benyoussef Saboni, Inspector General of Finance stressed the importance of the fight against fraud and corruption and the availability of IGF and ICPC to put into effect the key provisions of the agreement signed between the two parties, particularly with regard to training, the awareness of the harmful effects of corruption, the exchange of expertise, information and data, conducting studies as well as national and international cooperation in capacity building and institutional support.