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E-asset declaration system presented at Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine

Kyiv, 12 July 2016 - Nataliia Korchak, Head of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention and her Deputy Ruslan Radetskyi presented E-Asset Declaration system to the employees of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine. 


8567589hgkgkProsecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, UNDP Deputy Country Director in Ukraine Blerta Cela, and Head of UNDP Enhanced Public Sector Transparency and Integrity Project Ivan Presniakov participated in the presentation.
 
Employees of the Prosecutor General's Office were given an opportunity to ask specific questions about various nuances of the online system's operation.

Blerta Cela, UNDP Deputy Country Director in Ukraine, noted:

"Corruption adversely affects all aspects of our lives, such as the possibility to start up your own company, availability of schools, kindergartens, medical services, etc. How can we improve this situation? Efforts around the globe show that institutionalised changes within the government can help combat corruption. I feel increasingly hopeful because Ukrainian anti-corruption institutions have grown stronger. In their fight against corruption, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office were joined by the National Agency on Corruption Prevention, and their combined efforts will surely turn challenges into opportunities. E-Asset Declaration system possesses great potential in preventing corruption and UNDP is honoured to provide its expertise to launch this system in Ukraine."

At the presentation, Nataliia Korchak said that Ukraine has started on a path of change, therefore, there is no need to be fearful of the new electronic declaration system since it inherently is a tool of transforming Ukraine into a prosperous European country, which we will be proud to pass over to our children.

5477456846gfjgjhgfjYuriy Lutsenko, Prosecutor General of Ukraine, said:

"Famous science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke wrote that every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. First, "It's completely impossible", second, "It's possible, but it's not worth doing", and third, "I said it was a good idea all along".

Implementation of e-asset declaration system for public officials genuinely is a revolutionary event. It makes Ukrainian goverment considerably more transparent and can revive community's faith in the state authorities.

"Looking back, I remember how hard it was to accomplish adoption of the Law in the parliament since every MP was cautious about it. I cordially congratulate the Head of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention Ms. Nataliia Korchak on the implementation. You may rely on the Prosecutor General's Office to promptly investigate law violations, uncovered by the NACP. We will witness the first results in October when public officials will have finished sumitting their e-declarations. It is my earnest wish that this year we have a number of successful cases illustrating that everyone is equal before the law."