Anti-corruption fight in Burkina Faso: The actors of the financial chain are equipped with good management practices
As a prelude to the commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9, the Superior State Audit and Anti-Corruption Authority (ASCE-LC), in collaboration with the Court of Auditors and the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Tribunal de Grande Instance Ouaga I, organized a day of awareness-raising for actors in the financial chain on Monday, December 5, 2022 in Ouagadougou.
This day of December 9 was instituted to raise awareness among citizens on the perverse effects of the phenomenon of corruption and, therefore, to reflect on solutions to minimize the phenomenon.
This awareness-raising activity aimed at the actors of the financial chain mobilized more than 600 participants from ministerial departments, institutions and public establishments of the State. It aims to contribute to the promotion of virtuous governance in the management of public funds.
To achieve this objective, participants were equipped on the role and responsibility of actors in the financial chain, the procedure for judging mismanagement and practical advice for a virtuous management of public funds.
That is why the State Controller General, Philippe Nion, is pleased with such a forum which constitutes a framework for the exchange of experiences and good practices between participants in terms of virtuous management.
"Today, we remember that corruption is such that everyone should commit themselves through a message of refusal of corruption at all levelsToday we remember that corruption is such that everyone should commit to a message of refusal of corruption at all levels," said the State Controller General, recalling in passing the relevance of the communications delivered during the day.
Considered as a complex social, political and economic phenomenon, which affects all countries, corruption is, therefore, indexed as a factor that also undermines the economy.As a complex social, political and economic phenomenon, which affects all countries, corruption is, therefore, indexed as a factor that also undermines democratic institutions, slows down economic development and contributes to governmental instability.
With this in mind, the United Nations Convention against Corruption was adopted on October 31, 2003. December 9 was therefore chosen as International Anti-Corruption Day to raise awareness of the problem and to publicize the role of the Convention in fighting and preventing corruption.
At the national level, the Superior Authority for State Control and the Fight against Corruption(ASCE-LC) is watching over the situation through various actions on a daily basis(https://web.facebook.com/ascelcbf).