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QCPS Holds Meeting for Anti-Corruption Commission Officials, Representatives of Business Associations

2017-01-09

Al Quds Center for Political Studies (QCPS) organised a dialogic meeting for officials of the Jordan Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission (JIACC) and representatives of the Federation of Business Association (FBA).
Around 60 participants took part in the meeting, during which JIACC President, Dr. Mohammad Al Allaf, briefed the attendees on the duties and responsibilities of the commission.
The commission was established by the Anti-Corruption Law No. 62 of 2006, and was renamed as the JIACC pursuant to the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Law No. 13 of 2016, according to Allaf.
He highlighted the vision, mission, and objectives of the JIACC. The commission's main functions, Allaf added, include fighting corruption, protecting citizens against abuse of power at public organizations, and promoting national integrity at governmental bodies, as well as the private sector and civil society organizations.
The head of JIACC investigation department said duties of the commission initially focused on protecting the law and preventing corruption, but later developed to include integrity encouragement and promotion. The JIACC also acts as ombuds, the official added.
For his part, QCPS Director, Oraib Al Rantawi, underlined the importance of work and cooperation with business associations, which constitute the main economic component in the kingdom. Rantawi said micro and medium-sized businesses represent the backbone of the national economy. He called for addressing problems and obstacles facing the country's 50 business associations.
Dr. Jihad Al Maani, president of the interim executive board of the FBA, currently under establishment, spoke about efforts to register the business body at the Ministry of Labor, which rejected the registration application.
At the meeting, the participants discussed how the JIACC receives and deals with complaints.