Belize: Ministry of Public Service, Constitutional & Political Reform signs MOU with Love Foundation on good governance curriculum

The Ministry of the Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform, and the Love Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for good governance, transparency, and ethics curriculum at an official ceremony on February 18, 2021.

Belize: The Ministry of the Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform, and the Love Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for good governance, transparency, and ethics curriculum at an official ceremony on February 18, 2021.

The curriculum is fully funded by a grant from the U.S. Government’s Central America Regional Security Initiative Economic Support Funds (CARSI-ESF).

The curriculum gives anti-corruption training and will be implemented as a component of the mandatory training provided to public officers seeking promotion within the Belize public service.

In his remarks, the U.S. Embassy in Belize’s Chargé d’ Affaires, a.i. Keith Gilges said, “By supporting this memorandum of understanding, the United States is backing Belize’s commitment to improving good governance because we firmly believe that such efforts are instrumental to guaranteeing that economic and social development benefits all people.

The United States is pleased to have funded this significant initiative, and we congratulate the Love Foundation & the Ministry of Public Service on the successful culmination of their cooperative efforts.”

 Henry Charles Usher, Minister of Public Service, Constitutional & Political Reform, said, “Belizeans have entrusted us with a task, insisting that Government lead in setting the example in complying with and conducting all its affairs by considering the rule of laws as defined in the Constitution, ancillary laws, and government orders of our country. 

These actions are not merely words. This Government’s solemn pledge to our bosses governs in this of our bosses, the people of Belize. A new era has dawned, a period of openness, a generation of sustainable development, and an age of good efficient service.”

At the ceremony, Ambassador Stuart Leslie, Cabinet Secretary; Mrs. Caroline Trench-Sandiford, President of the Senate; Senator Hon. Elena Smith; Dr. Osmond Martinez, CEO in the Ministry of the Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform; Dr. Rene Villanueva, Love Foundation’s Chairman; Ms. Deborah Sewell, Love Foundation’s Managing Director; and Mr. Gerald Henry, President of Public Service Union.

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