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OAS coming to check Corruption.

oasThe government’s  main spokesman is making it clear that his administration has never disputed the fact that corruption exists in Guyana.

Next month the country is expected to be visited by  a team from the Organisation of American States (OAS) that deals with issue of corruption among its member states.

The onsite visit will be conducted by the Mechanism for Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC).  According to Luncheon his government is open to the visit by the international team.

It said that the visit is part of the review process that the Mechanism is carrying out in accordance with the methodology for Conducting On-Site Visits that are adopted by its member states.

The Commission will be made up of representatives from Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as from the Department of Legal Cooperation of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs of the OAS. The onsite visits and reviews will run from October 8 to 10.

Last year Transparency International reported that Guyana ranked  133 out of 176 on its list of  most corrupt countries in the world.

According to TI  the Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries based on how corrupt a country’s public sector is perceived to be. It is a composite index, drawing on corruption-related data from expert and business surveys carried out by a variety of independent and reputable institutions.

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