Bali administration commits to eradicate graft
Denpasar: The Bali administration displayed its commitment to eradicate corruption in its institutions by signing an integrity-zone commitment on Tuesday.
Three institutions have been selected as pioneers for the anti-corruption zone: the most sophisticated eye-care facility of Bali Indera Hospital, the Bali Board of Investment and Licensing, and the Bali Revenue Agency.
Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika said the program was the follow-up to the administration’s February-signed commitment to build anti-corruption zones.
“We realize corruption harms society, and thus we have to clean up government from corrupt practices. Although it’s not easy, we have to intensify our eradication of corruption. We need supervision of civil society,” Pastika said.
Administrative Reforms Minister Azwar Abubakar said the commitment was urgent to improve public services. He added that Bali was the fourth province to build the anti-corruption zones.
“Up to the end of this year, we are targeting 33 provincial administrations, 33 regency administrations, and 33 city administrations and other government institutions. We hope this program will accelerate our corruption eradication efforts,” he said.
Ombudsman office chairman Danang Girindrawardana said, “As an international tourism destination, the government service in Bali represents the overall image of Indonesian government services.”