Dili, September 7th, 2020: His Excellency the Prime Minister, Taur Matan Ruak, presided, this Monday, at the Government Palace, over the first meeting of the Coordination and Monitoring of the Institutional Reforms Committee (CCARI – Portuguese acronym), to analyze the institutional reform plans which are priorities for the 8th Constitutional Government.
CCARI was created through Government Resolution No. 29/2020, of August 19th, and is composed of the Prime Minister, as President, and the following members: the Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Justice, the Minister of State Administration and the PCM’s Administrative Reform Office, with the aim, as a supervisory entity, paying attention to the institutional reform processes and initiatives that are a priority for the 8th Constitutional Government, namely the administrative reform, tax, and financial management reform, judicial reform and decentralization process.
“This Committee meets every two months, an occasion when members could report their activities to the Prime Minister, as the Committee President, so that he can follow the development closely, and give some guidelines, helping to stimulate the ongoing reforms”, explained the Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, to the media, after the meeting.
In accordance with the Government Resolution for the creation of this Commission, all members were asked to present their initiatives within 120 days, in particular a timetable and a cost estimate, to enable the Commission to monitor this process. END