The ALSAI and the High Inspectorate of Declaration and Audit of Assets (HIDAA) signed a Cooperation Agreement for the creation of a shared database of suspected cases of corruption in public administration, in the presence of representatives of the media.
The chairman of the ALSAI, Mr. Bujar Leskaj and the Inspector General, Mr. Adriatik Llalla expressed their commitment to interagency coordination on the punishment of those officials who abuse public power.
The ALSAI chairman, Mr. Leskaj, in his speech, pointed out the importance of interagency cooperation in the war against corruption. He further stated that: “Today we are formalizing an agreement which is already being put into practice. Both our institutions are aware of the fact that there are some issues who need to be tackled on an interagency basis, if we really want to effectively face the war against conflict of interests and abusive actions of public officials. The signature of this agreement has a peculiar value for me. It also has a significant value for both ALSAI and HIDAA, due to our common interests.
Both institutions look for cases of abusive and corrupt practices of state officials, which affect the economic interests of the state and functioning of public administration. They also recommend relevant state organs in order to restore the well functioning of the administration. We have also a common goal, which is that of the war against corruption, conflict of interests and the strengthening of the rule of law. The significance of this agreement lays also on the importance of institutionalized cooperation and coordination, which will increase the future efficiency of proposed measures and will expand the scope of our audit and investigation procedures.”
The Inspector General, Mr. Adriatik Llalla, described the agreement as an important tool on the interagency cooperation. He stated that: “The document signed today will serve as an additional mechanism in the fight against corruption, because both institutions have a database on cases of alleged abuse of public power. Major facilities for the exchange of information will derive from this agreement, together with higher efficiency and effective follow up mechanisms.”
The ALSAI is already carrying out new negotiations and it will soon enough conclude other cooperation agreements with other state institutions and non state organization in order to encourage the fight against corruption.