Five months after the holding of the COP 15 summit in Abidjan, the material and equipment made available to the organizing committee of this event are now reintegrated into the State's assets.
The rationalization and optimization of the management of the State's movable assets to promote good governance and the general interest is the paradigm shift advocated by the Minister of Budget and State Portfolio. As Minister in charge of the State Property Department, Moussa Sanogo expressed this desire on Thursday, September 15, during the symbolic ceremony of reintegration into the State property of the material and equipment dedicated to the organization of the fifteenth Conference of the Parties (Cop15) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and Drought.
This ceremony was attended by the Minister in charge of the Promotion of Good Governance, Capacity Building and the Fight against Corruption, Epiphane Zoro Bi Ballo.
The reintegration cmainly oncerns 55,000 pieces of materials and equipment consisting of office furniture, computer and sound equipment, medical equipment and temporary construction.
Moussa Sanogo symbolically received these goods from the hands of the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Jean-Luc Assi and Mr. Abou Bamba, President of the Organizing Committee of the Cop15.
The latter indicated that this restitution of goods acquired with the resources of the Government and partners to ensure the smooth running of the Cop15 is in line with the principles of good governance advocated by the President of the Republic.
After the symbolic reception of the reinstated goods, Minister Moussa Sanogo congratulated the Cop15 organizing committee for this unprecedented initiative that reflects "the principle of accountability and transparency, through the effective implementation of stock recording tools.
After encouraging all project managers to follow this approach, he announced actions to strengthen the monitoring and control of goods and equipment acquired with Governement resources.
He insisted on the need for the State Property Department to revisit the procedures of property management, to ensure that the beneficiary structures of equipment acquired on the state budget, reinstate them voluntarily after use. It is only on this condition that the future needs expressed by other structures in terms of furniture and computer equipment could be met.
Regarding the fallout from the Cop15 summit, Minister Jean-Luc Assi said that the pledges of funding for the Abidjan Legacy Program now stand at more than 2.5 billion dollars, or more than CFAF 1,642.2 billion. Canada's contribution is estimated at $40 million, or CFAF 26.2 billion.