Government has expressed happiness with the outcome of the just ended workshop on integrity and transparency organised by Michelson Institute of Finland.
Community Development and Social Welfare Permanent Secretary Rev. Howard Sikwela says the workshop addressed issues of integrity, transparency and accountability especially in the area of social protection.
Rev. Sikwela noted that the workshop has been addressing serious corruption issues in line with what government has been talking about.
The Permanent Secretary said this during the closing of the workshop at Intercontinental Hotel in Lusaka today.
Furthermore, Rev Sikwela stressed out that the expected bill concerning public financial management will have stiffer punitive measures against perpetrators of corruption.
And Michelson Institute Senior Researcher Dr. Inge Amundsen noted that the workshop heighted the quality of implementation of programmes concerning the fight against corruption.
He stated that a number of good solutions on how to address the risks raised were also recommended from the information and dialogue between government and civil society.
The Embassy of Finland held a two days workshop on Promoting Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Poverty and Vulnerability reduction programmes from February 12 to February 13, 2018 at Hotel Intercontinental in Lusaka.
Participants fir this workshop were drawn from government ministries, country partners, civil society organizations, UN agencies and academicians across the country.