DILI, 05 october 2023 (TATOLI) – The Council of Ministers approved one wednesday, the draft Government Resolution, presented by the Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Agio Pereira, on the IX Constitutional Government Members’ Code of Conduct.
This self-regulatory commitment guides the conduct of the Government Members and the members of their cabinets in the performance of their duties.
“The Code of Conduct covers essential principles such as pursuing the public interest, legality, transparency, impartiality and equality, integrity, honesty, urbanity, and inter-institutional respect,” said Minister Pereira at the Government Palace, in Dili, on wednesday.
He said that the document also requires that the Government Members adopt a stance of preventing and combating corruption and conflicts of interest.
“It also establishes rules regarding gifts and benefits and combating sexual harassment and harassment at work, ensuring integrity and responsibility in the civil service,” he stressed.
By adopting this code of conduct, the IX Constitutional Government is reinforcing its commitment to transparency, ethics, and the responsibility of its members in performing their duties while promoting citizens’ trust in the Rule of Law institutions.
Journalist: Camilio de Sousa
Editor: Filomeno Martins