Tripoli: Transparent Governance & Anti-Corruption
Strategy aims to leverage entire Libya government to fight corruption
The scientific conference “Fighting corruption to build stability” took place at the Corinthia Hotel in the capital, Tripoli, on Tuesday and Wednesday, organised by Libya’s Stability Support Apparatus (SSA).
Musa Al-Koni, Vice-Presidents of the Presidential Council (PC), attended the opening of the conference, attended by the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya, the head of the Administrative Control Authority, a number of ministers, experts and specialists in combating corruption.
The conference was held to provide a forum for dialogue on issues and foundations, which would support cooperation between government institutions and relevant local and international organisations in the implementation and application of anti-corruption models and mechanisms.
The conference proposed 5 pillars: modernising, coordinating and resourcing Libya government efforts to fight corruption; curbing illicit finance; holding corrupt actors accountable; preserving and strengthening the multilateral anti-corruption architecture; and improving diplomatic engagement and leveraging foreign assistance resources to fight corruption.
The conference culminated in the following outcomes:
– Speakers and experts unanimously agreed that legislation, regulation and the lack of good governance and effective legal tools have a flaw.
– The conference provided a good overview of the coherence and partnership between the political community, the university research community and civil society organisations.
The conference further recommended the following:
- The formation of a national strategic planning committee to fight corruption, and it has the right to ask for the assistance of specialised national and international expertise.
- To develop and apply good governance standards and to regard them as a principle to be respected in all sovereign, governmental, civil and economic institutions.
- Strengthen the role of existing oversight institutions in the area of integrity and transparency through the development of frameworks and policies.
- Strategic corruption: when a government weaponises corrupt practices as a tenet of its foreign policy.
- Identifying a specific group that would benefit the most from e‐commerce initiatives.
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