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The Administrative Control and Transparency Authority signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Rwandan Foundation

Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority HE Hamad bin Nasser Al Misnad and Chairman of the Office of the Ombudsman of Rwanda HE Nirere Madeleine signed the MoU in Doha yesterday.

Doha: The Administrative Control and Transparency Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of promoting integrity and transparency with the Office of the Ombudsman of Rwanda.

The memorandum was signed by the Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, HE Hamad bin Nasser Al Misnad, and the Chairman of the Office of the Ombudsman of Rwanda, HE Nirere Madeleine, in the presence of a number of officials from the two parts.

HE the President of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority declared that the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding is a new cornerstone of the strong and distinguished relationship between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Rwanda in all fields , one of which is Rwanda’s choice to host the ‘Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani Anti-Corruption Excellence Award’ ceremony, on December 9, 2019 in the capital, Kigali.

HE Al Misnad added: “Our awareness of the danger of the phenomenon of corruption and its growing harmful effects on countries’ economies and people’s lives and the ease of its spread in the world, has made us more convinced to the importance of mobilizing efforts at the regional and international levels to combat and confront it by all possible means and methods. This is in line with our signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, which aims to strengthen cooperation between the two organizations in the areas of promoting integrity and combating corruption, particularly in the areas of training, research and coordination of efforts in international forums, and organization of joint working visits.

He noted that the challenges of corruption are renewed by the development of the means and conditions for the commission of its crimes, which requires a continuous development of prevention and control mechanisms, stressing that from this point of view, the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority welcomes all forms of cooperation with relevant bodies and organizations to showcase Qatar’s successful experience in preventing and combating corruption and to learn about the experiences of countries and organizations. other organizations and benefit from them.

For his part, HE Nirere Madeleine said that the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding is an important event that adds to other tangible efforts made by the State of Qatar and the Government of Rwanda to strengthen their bilateral relations and fight against corruption.

“We are all aware of the negative effects of corruption on the economies of countries, on the well-being of peoples, on social justice and equity and on security. Therefore, several mechanisms have been put in place in our countries, including legislative mechanisms, as well as the establishment of anti-corruption institutions,” she added.

She pointed out that Rwanda, in its Vision 2050, places the fight against corruption among its priorities, and seeks to be among the first countries globally in the anti-corruption ranking to move from fourth place on the African continent and the 49th in the world according to the Transparency International ranking.

She explained that the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two parties comes at the right time, as her country is in the process of implementing the National Sustainable Development Strategy (2017-2024) and its 2050 vision, adding: “Our objective behind this cooperation is to strengthen anti-corruption strategies by sharing best practices and exchanging experiences to fight it.

HE Nirere Madeleine congratulated Qatar for hosting the FIFA Qatar 2022 tournament, and underlined that the confidence in hosting Qatar was not a coincidence, but rather the result of state efforts in the area of ​​good governance, transparency and anti-corruption.

The Memorandum of Understanding aims to exchange experiences in the field of preventing and combating corruption, by organizing mutual working visits, in addition to supporting and unifying initiatives in meetings and conferences of States Parties. to the United Nations Convention against Corruption. It will also pave the way for the organization of training and capacity building of relevant human resources, as well as cooperation in the field of academic studies and research related to creativity and innovation in the development of management of the country’s human and financial resources, as well as the exchange of studies relating to the measures taken within the framework of the legal powers conferred on each party, aimed at preventing and combating corruption, as well as the exchange of lessons learned from the mechanisms of review of the implementation of the obligations stipulated in the relevant international and regional conventions.