Yesterday we told you of the PUP’s plan to complete all the requirements of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) within their first hundred days in office, if they are elected. Today, Patrick Faber chimed in on the UNCAC committing to have it fully activated is he leads the next government administration.
Patrick Faber, UDP Party Leader: “I was the one who signed the convention. I think it was in December 9th of I can’t remember the year it may be 2017 or so but I was acting Prime Minister and signed onto the UNCAC as it is called and I believe that that commitment on the part of the Government of Belize has been a very serious one. I think that more can be done to ensure that we’re in compliance with it and any government that I lead would indeed have stronger measures including trying to abide very much so with the regulations or the stipulations under the UNCAC but there are other things of course that we can do as a government to ensure that the corruption in government is minimized and corruption in the wider society is minimized and I am gung-ho to do that.”
Belize signed onto UNCAC in December 2016.