ADŽOctober 22, 20202min94

The City of Niš has been selected to receive expert support in the field of improving anti-corruption policies at the local level, as it was announced at the meeting of Niš City Mayor Dragana Sotirovski with the representatives of the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM). The meeting was attended by the Head of the Office for Local Economic Development and Projects Dusan Radivojević and his associates. Mayor Sotirovski talked with the Secretary General of the SCTM Djordje Staničić and his associates about current and future joint projects and activities. Niš was selected for receiving professional and technical assistance in the implementation of anti-corruption policies and this project will be implemented in the period from October 2020 to August 2021. This type of support includes activities in accordance with the model of the Local Anti-Corruption Plan (LAP) developed by the Anti-Corruption Agency with the support of the SCTM. The support is implemented within the project “Improvement of Good Governance at the Local Level” implemented by the SCTM within the program “Swiss Government Support to Municipal Development through the Promotion of Good Governance and Social Inclusion – Swiss PRO” implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). Niš will develop and adopt the Local Anti-Corruption Plan and will form a body to monitor its implementation, which will be made up of the most prominent people in Niš. Mayor Sotirovski, who was previously a member of the city’s Local Anti-Corruption Forum, said that activities already had begun on the reform of the city administration in order to improve its efficiency and full transparency.