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Mexico : First meeting of citizen participation committees of the SEA.

The Citizen Participation Committee (CPC) of the State Anti-Corruption System (SEA) held the first meeting with civil society on this day, through a Conversation on the importance of citizen participation in the fight against corruption , and a conference called: Ghost companies, corruption cartels .

The deputies Luis Mario Rivera Aguilar, Mara Dolores Del Ro Snchez and Ernestina Castro Valenzuela, president of the State Congress, president and member of the Anti-Corruption Commission, respectively, witnessed the day.

When inaugurating the works, Deputy Rivera Aguilar stressed that the lack of citizen participation resulted in high levels of corruption, group or elite benefits, deterioration of economic development and social welfare, but currently the Mexican State is experiencing a transition to the democratic life that requires for its functioning a citizenship committed to collective interests in order to make its


"The issue here is to create the necessary conditions so that citizens have the same opportunity to access the rights guaranteed by the State in equal circumstances, so that they are able to fulfill the corresponding obligations that the State imposes," he said.

Accompanied by Irma Laura Murillo Lozoya, Ivn Andrade Rembau, Miriam Monreal Vidales, Aquiles Fuentes Fierros, president of the CPC of the SEA, stressed the importance of strengthening the link between civil society organizations and citizen participation committees in the fight against corruption, through an open dialogue that allows establishing actions to generate a coordinated agenda with common objectives.

"This type of event is to show that, regardless of the differences we may have, and it is normal for us to have them, we must honor the word after we have reached an agreement and continue to defend the permanence of the institutions," he said.

In the conversation about the importance of citizen participation in the fight against corruption participated Vania Prez, coordinator of the Transparency Integrity and Strengthening Project, UNDP, Mexico; Jorge Alberto Alatorre Flores, member of the CPC of the National Anti-Corruption System; Lourdes Morales Canales, representative of the Network for Accountability; Isela Guadalupe Uribe Alvarado, president of the Linking Committee of the CPC National Network; and deputy Mara Dolores Del Ro Snchez, president of the Anti-Corruption Commission of the LXII Legislature.

Within the framework of the first civil society meeting with the citizen participation committees, Luis Prez de Acha presented the conference called "Ghost companies, corruption cartels".

The event was attended by representatives of the citizen participation committees of the states of Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Guanajuato, Tabasco, Veracruz, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Nayarit, Coahuila, Durango, Chihuahua, Baja California Sur, Puebla and Baja California, civil society organizations , academics, researchers and the general public.

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Date:Aug 13, 2019
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