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Feb 4, 2020

Faber is Says Accountability is Necessary for UNCAC Implementation

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize has given government an ultimatum by when it has to show progress in the implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, UNCAC.  While the umbrella organization has given the Barrow Administration until month-end to prove itself, Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber admits that there’s more to be done in carrying out the UNCAC, despite the existing recommendation from the United Nations to hold off on all activities pending the report from Tuvalu and Haiti.  He maintains that accountability is necessary.

 

Reporter

“N.T.U.C.B. is saying that if there is no progress on that front in terms of implementation, they may take action.”

 

Patrick Faber

Patrick Faber, Deputy Prime Minister

“I’ve heard that.  I don’t know much about what they are pledging to do though in terms of that kind of action.  But I don’t know that we’ve not been doing what we ought to be doing in terms of UNCAC and, you know, I’ve been grilled a whole lot about the corruption issue, maybe it’s because of my aspiration for leadership but my final comment on that is that I view the UNCAC as something that is very important.  If it is that I am allowed to lead the country, the people can be assured of my greatest commitment to ensure that we are doing what we need to do in terms of of being accountable.”


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