ACTA makes significant
progress in current year, 
plans legislative reforms

CHAIRMAN of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority (ACTA) Hamad bin Nasser al Misned described the National Day as an occasion to celebrate Qatar’s accomplishments in
different fields.
He said that it is an opportunity for the Qatari community to unite behind the wise leadership and to renew their determination and contribute effectively to realising the aspirations of Qatar National Vision 2030.
He pointed out that the authority had made significant achievements in 2018, which contributed to the development process taking place in the country, including the preparation of the National Strategy to Promote Integrity and Transparency.
This strategy is based on a participatory approach that relies on coordination with all relevant bodies of integrity, transparency and corruption prevention in the State. The authority also prepared a charter for the integrity of public officials to promote proper job conduct and work ethics.
Furthermore, the ACTA finished a draft law on transparency of information, which will facilitates access to the information needed by individuals in the Qatari society or outside Qatar.
The chairman added that the authority has been working on strengthening cooperation with international and regional organisations in the field of integrity and combating corruption.
He stressed the keenness of the authority to exert all efforts to preserve the sovereignty and national dignity, pointing out that the year 2018 is a year of steadfastness against the unjust siege imposed on Qatar.
During the current year, the authority took various measures to receive complaints with regard to corruption and dishonesty and verify authenticity of such complaints in coordination with the relevant authorities of the State.
Currently, the ACTA is preparing a set of preliminary legislative proposals that serve the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption and promote transparency and integrity in the State,
he remarked.