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- Published on Friday, 21 June 2013 17:19
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TUNIS (TAP) - "Adopting good governance in running the administrative machinery of the State is a first choice which requires establishing transparency and integrity and fighting corruption in all legislative and institutional structures," said interim Prime Minister Ali Larayedh.
Addressing participants in the international conference on "Tunisia: Strengthening Transparency in Public Governance," Larayedh said the Tunisian State has adopted some measures to reform the control system by devising a national strategy to counter corruption and setting up a charter of conduct and professional ethics for public structures.
Conducting an audit report on integrity reflects "the choice of honest country worth investing in "made by the Tunisian authorities," said Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Richard Boucher.
This makes of Tunisia the first country to have made such an undertaking, the aim being to single out adequate ways to fight corruption in different fields and act preventively.
Tunisia, which had ratified many conventions and welcomed the participation of specialised international associations and organisations, demonstrated willingness to think out functional solutions pertaining to governance and transparency, the official said.
Besides, it has shown commitment to adopt international criteria of co-operation, especially in the field of good governance of public money.
Ambassador of Germany, Permanent Representative to the OECD Hans-Jürgen Heimsoeth laid emphasis, for his part, on the key role of good governance in public administration.
He said that the achievement of an unprecedented audit report on transparency and integrity in Tunisia made it possible to revise the budget and define priorities.
The audit report on integrity submitted to the Prime Ministry seeks, according to Minister of Good Governance and Fight against Corruption Abderrahman Ladgham, to set best policy orientations to wage a war on corruption and take a stand of prevention.