Government-Governors Meeting: Strengthening legal framework, protecting honest officials on agenda

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ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune said, Saturday, that the “consolidation of the legal framework to fight corruption should be combined with a commitment to protect the honest officials,” adding that the move “will be supported by a special legal system.

“Our ongoing efforts to strengthen the legal arsenal to fight corruption, ensure transparency and foster a culture of assessment and accountability are accompanied by a commitment to protect officials of integrity,” Tebboune said at the opening of the Government-Governors Meeting at the Palace of Nations.

“Written instructions have been given in this respect and we will reinforce them with a special legal framework.”

President Tebboune advocated “efficiency and the obligation of results among the rules to achieve the goals set.”

Recalling the presidential instruction not to take account of anonymous letters of denunciation in legal proceedings, President Tebboune considered that this is a double-edged sword.

“Anyone who has information in this regard is invited to speak to the media,” he added.

Concerning the investigations into corruption cases, President Tebboune said he had given instructions for a “centralization of investigations, now no longer within the prerogatives of local security services.”

The president of the Republic called on the governors to be “the engine of investment promotion, by receiving the investors to bar the way to intermediaries and achieve the objective of creating wealth and jobs.”

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