The United States, through the US Embassy in Madagascar, has always shown their support for the Big Island in the fight against corruption. Not only a promoter but also an actor, the US Embassy has led and led actions for this struggle. These actions include support for the SFCG in the implementation of the Samy Gasy project.
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Signature of an anti-corruption agreement between Bianco and SFCG
A signing ceremony for a Convention between Search For Common Ground and the Independent anti-corruption bureau or Bianco was held last Wednesday as part of the US government-funded project « Samy Gasy » in Ambohibao.
« A convention that aims to » accompany and support institutions such as the Bianco in terms of communication to promote the transparency within these organizations and with the public « , as we learned from the press release of the American Embassy.
This convention is intended to promote the fight against corruption in the country. In fact, 43 agents from Bianco have just benefited from the first training given by Search for Common Ground as part of the Samy Gasy project. They received their certificate on Wednesday in Ambohibao.
« From now on, you will be at the forefront of communication for the promotion of transparency. Your superiors are turning to you, but more importantly, the Malagasy people counting on you, » said Ambassador Robert Yamate in his speech.
For the past year, the United States Government has been supporting Search for Common Ground in its implementation of the « Samy Gasy » (or Malagasy) project. The project « Samy Gasy » aims to improve governance through increased accountability. It promotes multi-stakeholder communication and conflict prevention and resolution in Madagascar, through the training of individuals from civil society, organizations, political parties and institutions on these mentioned topics. Peacekeeping and the fight against corruption also remain among the ideals of the ‘Samy Gasy’ project.
The fight against corruption in danger
« The disruption caused by the crises among the elites, the weakness of the institutions as well as the lack of accountability endangers the progress that Madagascar has undertaken since its return to the democratic order ». These were the words used by the United States Ambassador, Robert Yamate, on Wednesday, to describe the regression in the current fight against corruption. According to the Ambassador, the fight against extreme poverty in the country, the protection of biodiversity, the fight against illegal trafficking of precious woods and wildlife, the promotion of a stable investment climate all depend on a stable government with the confidence of its constituents. The responsibility of leaders and politicians is imperative if we want to succeed in the various problems facing the country now.
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