“The choices made with the latest anti-corruption decree law are worrying, precisely at a time when maximum attention should be paid to the transparent management of resources, also due to the risk of infiltration by organized crime and mafias”. This was stated by the president of ANAC Giuseppe Busìa with reference to the decree approved yesterday evening by the Council of Ministers.
“If the drafts circulated yesterday were confirmed, there is a risk of paving the way for the passage of competences in anti-corruption matters from an independent authority to government offices”, explains Busìa, commenting on the provisions according to which the plans and the verification of compliance in the matter of transparency and anti-corruption risk moving from the National Anti-corruption Authority to the offices of the Minister of Public Administration.
“We would have a decisive step backwards on the credibility of our anti-corruption system: we cannot imagine that the controller is hierarchically subordinate to the controlled, rather than independent from it”, he stresses.
“No less worrying – continues Busìa, who worked with Draghi when he was head of the Treasury department – the choices regarding recruitment. only the ministerial structures of the State Accounting Office are for the purpose. All this, while the quotas of external managers and politicians are even doubled, instead of enhancing the resources already hired through competition “.
“I trust in the sensitivity of the government – concludes Busìa, who has always worked and collaborated well with the Draghi government – to remedy these obvious errors”.