Program for strengthening the capacities of the CEMAC

Parliamentarians from Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Santo Tome and Principe will receive visits from representatives of the European Union, France and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in view of the reform of its public finances.

This program intends the strengthening of the capacities of the Commission of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), regarding the reforms of the regional governments of Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Santo Tome and Principe.

The communiqué from the CEMAC says that Equatorial Guinea and Congo Brazzaville will benefit from awareness visits on the reform of public finances, and from workshops on the strengthening of transparency and accountability of the public action.

Financed by the European Union (EU), France and the UNDP, this program will support the eight mentioned countries of Central Africa in the reform of their public finances and the mobilization of internal resources.

Launched at the end of last April, this initiative is produced after the approval in 2011 of the directives of the framework plan harmonized for the management of the public finances in the CEMAC area, by the Council of the Economic Union of Ministers of Central Africa.

The implementation of the tax and customs reform of the Support Program for the Integration and Regional Trade (PACIE) is administered by the Commission of the CEMAC, and financed totally by the EU.

The launching workshop in Yaounde (Cameroon) on April 24 brought together representatives of the national authorities, organizations of control, civil society, employers and technical and financial stakeholders.

Text: A. A.
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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