A Customs officer, detained by the NAC and prosecutors in a corruption case. He was caught while returning the bribeThe young anticorruption volunteers benefited from a training program, supported by UNDP Moldova and the NAC, in collaboration with the Media Center for Youth
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Hundreds of women, men and children from Leova, have been trained to report corruption cases24.04.2019 589 Views
Several residens of the Leova district have been trained to prevent and report corruption in the campaign "An anticorruption day in your city." The action is being carried out by the National Anti-Corruption Center (CNAC) in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Anticorruption officers organized separate information sessions for managers and lawyers of deconcentrated services, representatives of the local public administration and business environment, heads of medical and educational institutions, as well as for students. At the same time, a tent was installed in the city center, where the NAC and anticorruption volunteers responded to the Leova people's questions and distributed informative leaflets.
According to Mr. Ion Pruteanu, head of the NAC Education Directorate, the campaign aims to inform citizens about ways to denounce cases of corruption, about their rights to receive free services in public institutions. "The purpose of the campaign is to inform and raise awareness of the risks of the corruption phenomenon. We encourage people to report to the NAC about any corruption in their locality, " Pruteanu said.
Private sector representatives who participated in the training claim that such activities should be carried out on a large scale, so that business people are better acquainted with the existing anti-corruption mechanisms in our country. "It is important to be aware of all the information that has been presented today so we can defend our rights," says Vera Belicci, businesswoman.
Stepan Caradjov, a Leova district council specialist, says he is the first time to participate in such training and is convinced that such talks can help reduce the corruption phenomenon. "People need to know from the first source where they can report when faced with such difficulties but also who protects them when deciding to denounce them."
Cristina Basenco, a student at Acady of Economic Studies of Moldova, participated for the first time in an activity of informing the population as a NAC voluntary . "I believe that such activities should take place in all cities. Many of the people I have spoken to today have learned for the first time what the NAC mandate is or where they can report a corruption case. "
Another volunteer, Rodica Chiriţa, a student at the State Univeristy of Moldova, says that Leova residents were very interested in the anti-orruption activity carried out in their city. "People told me that they wanted to know as much information as possible about the prevention of corruption, a phenomenon that, unfortunately, is still very common," says the young woman. The two students are part of the group of anticorruption volunteers who will participate during the current year in several anticorruption activities organized by NAC. With the support of UNDP, the group of young volunteers will develop their own anticorruption ideas and platforms in educational institutions and their home localities.
The campaign "An anticorruption day in your city" is carried out under the slogan "Your attitude counts - says NO to corruption." The action takes place once a month, anti-corruption officers moving to one district of the country in the center, north and south areas.
The project "Fighting Corruption by Enhancing Integrity in the Republic of Moldova" is implemented by UNDP, in partnership with the National Anticorruption Center and the People's Advocate Office, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway. The project will take place between 2019-2021 and will strengthen the capacities of public and private sector actors as well as civil society organizations for the effective implementation of corruption prevention instruments and standards.
Contact for the media: Olga Crivoliubic, project manager, (+373) 69741805, firstname.lastname@example.org