7 th General Assembly of the African Road Maintenance Funds Association (ARMFA) Maputo 2008 Corruption in Public Tenders: How to deal with it? Presentation by: Léon Armel BOUNDA BALONZI Technical Director of the Second Generation Road Maintenance Fund. PRESENTATION LAYOUT.
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7th General Assembly of the African Road Maintenance Funds Association (ARMFA)
Corruption in Public Tenders:
How to deal with it?
Presentation by: Léon Armel BOUNDA BALONZI
Technical Director of the Second Generation Road Maintenance Fund
There are two main types of corruption:
Bseidesbublicawareness workshops on the impmpact of corruption on the economic and social situation of the country, the government has taken the followingconcetemeasures:
Following the introduction of thesemeasuresaimedatfightingagainst corruption on one hand, and the illicit accumulation of wealth and promotetransparency in the management of public funds, on the other hand, the results are not yet palpable, as the last report of the NGO TransparencyInternation has revealed, wherebybGabonmovedfrom the 84th to the 96th position. However, there are encouraging indications as a result of the followingmeasures:
If corruption isconsidered to be a calamity, itshouldbesubject to information campaignssemilar to thoseconduct to raisepeople’sawarness about someseriousdeseases (HIV-AIDS, Polio, etc). This issue couldbedealtwithatthelevel of various focal groups of ARMF and shouldculminate in the drafting of a code of ethics in relation to public tenders.
The contractsfunded by the Road Maintenance Fund, the followingmeasurescanbeconsidered:
In generalterms, in public tenders corruption is a seriousthreat to the economies of our countries. The consequences of corruption in the economicdevelopment are inclaculable.
Weshouldthereforefoightagainstit in a stringentmanner. However, the conditio sine qua non to fightagainstthiscalamityis to make sure that the politicalistranslatedintoconcrete actions