Bardo — A road map for anti-corruption fight was presented, on Monday, to the National Constituent Assembly (NCA).
It will be crowned by the elaboration of a national strategy to be announced on December 9, 2012 and will be followed, early January 2013, by the signing of a "National Probity Charter."
During a meeting with the press held on Monday at the NCA seat, Minister in charge of Governance and Anti-Corruption Fight Abderrahmane Ladgham presented this road map which revolves around four axes.
The first axis concerns laying down the foundations of a national integrity system, through the promotion of institutions, measures and mechanisms related to the fight against financial corruption.
The second axis pertains to the support to be lent to the National Ant-Corruption Fight Authority, by means of clearly identifying its mores and prerogatives.
The third axis deals with enhancing competence of the operators, particularly civil society components, in their missions of overseeing and lobbying.
The fourth axis of the road map touches on the guarantee of sustainability of the anti-corruption fight.
The Minister explained, in this respect, that different criteria were taken into consideration when preparing this strategy of fight against corruption, notably the implementation of the 2003 United Nations Convention on Fight Against Corruption.
In this connection, Mr. Ladgham reminded that devising this strategy is the result of the recommendations issued of the workshop organised, on March 22-23, 2012, with the participation of representatives of civil society, several experts and competences, under the auspices of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
In turn, NCA Speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar pointed out that all parties are called upon, today, "to look for swift and audacious solutions to pinpoint and uproot this scourge of corruption."
Besides, he recommended to set up a political system based on "separation of powers and balance between them, as well as the consecration of democracy and guaranteeing the independence of justice and freedom and credibility of information."