Senior Minister within the Office of the President with responsibility for Finance, Dr. Ashni Singh has reiterated Government’s commitment to transparency and accountability in an effort to combat corruption.
He was at the time delivering remarks at the opening ceremony of the Guyana Anti-Corruption Framework Training Workshop held on Saturday at the Grand Coastal Hotel.
“This government believes very strongly, and we are fully committed to the importance of the fight against corruption in all of its forms and we believe equally that one of the most effective instruments in the fight against corruption is openness, transparency and accountability in government.”
The Finance Minister explained that previous PPP/C governments enacted several legislation to govern financial accountabilityand the current government is looking to modernise the framework.
“We are constantly examining this legal framework with a view of identifying areas of improvement, elaboration” he said.
Meanwhile Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance Gail Teixeira said the workshop is aimed at familiarising members of the National Coordinating Committee (NCC on the UNCAC and IACAC) and other key actors with the various structured elements of Guyana’s anti-corruption framework.
Present were Commission of Police (Acting) Clifton Hicken, Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) Paul Cheong, members of the Diplomatic Corps and other stakeholders.