UNDP-EU launch $100.000 support fund for “Uma Komunikasaun” Parliament National

UNDP-EU launch $100.000 support fund for “Uma Komunikasaun” Parliament National

(Image Tatoli/Evaristo Soares Martins)

DILI, 30 september 2020 (TATOLI)— United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the European Union (EU) support the construction of“Uma Komunikasaun” for National Parliament.

Parliament President, Aniceto Longuinhos Guterres Lopes said Parliament is in place that can be changed in Timor-Leste as it is a democratic system which represents the sovereignty and the people will.

“Uma Komunikasaun (Communication House) is dedicated to journalist to have a good condition through the development of their work and to ensure top quality of information is disseminated to all citizens,” Aniceto Longuinhos Guterres said at Parliament.

He also said Parliament is the one to gather all political debate, public debate and with the convergence power will turn into a general political agreement that will bring sustainable development of a country and bring the institution closer to the citizen’s aspiration.

for this reason he demands the Parliament to fulfill all the duties properly, and should even know how to pass all the traditional methods.

Ambassador of European Union, Andrew Jacob said, the program is financial support for the installation of the press room, and a press conference room in Parliament.

“Our ideas are to build “Uma Komunikasaun” for parliament, its installation is a room dedicated to the accredited journalist with internet facilities for the mobile and printing, lighting and technical link for the television and radio as well as the facilities for radio in parliament,” Ambassador Jacob said.

Likewise, the Representative of UNDP, Munkhtuya Altangerel, said “Uma Komunikasaun” is to be built for the parliament to be more open and transparent to journalist to disclose information about parliament’s activities.

“hence accessible information will bring involvement of all citizens to know and analyse the activities of parliament,” she said.

“The program will be funding by the UNDP to a total of a $100.000 which includes the training for the journalist and a $232 mill for the equipment, the duration is three months,”the Secretary-General of PN, Cedelizia Faria dos Santos

Journalist: Evaristo Soares Martins

Editor: Cancio Ximenes/Nick Kettle


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