In April 2020, the State Comptroller General (CGE-MT) started monitoring emergency acquisitions by the State Executive Branch for actions to combat Covid-19 in Mato Grosso. During that year, the CGE-MT analyzed 145 acquisitions/contracts, which totaled investments of around R$ 210 million in the purchase of goods, equipment and health supplies. The work was shared with the entire Public Management Control Network, especially with the State and Federal Public Ministries, and directly assisted in the control of public spending and in the defense of public assets.
This was one of the examples of the networking carried out in Mato Grosso, presented at the webinar “Network in the Defense of Public Heritage”, on the morning of this Wednesday (31). Promoted by the Center for Studies and Functional Improvement (Ceaf) – Institutional School of the Public Ministry of Mato Grosso, the event of the MP Debate series aimed to debate the performance of network institutions, promote the exchange of experiences and, above all, stimulate reflection and the definition of guidelines for the performance of members of the Public Ministry of the State of Mato Grosso.
“It is not new that corruption structurally ravages Brazil and the state of Mato Grosso, with a high perception of corruption in the country, which places it in 96th position in the global ranking recently released by the NGO Transparency International. The same organization points out that the fight against corruption has been stagnant for at least 10 years in Brazil, which worsened during the Covid-19 pandemic. And this demonstrates the essentiality of networking among institutions in the defense of public heritage”, said the coordinator of Ceaf, prosecutor Paulo Henrique Amaral Motta at the opening of the event.
The webinar featured two panels, which addressed networking in the defense of public assets from the perspectives of the State Comptroller General (CGE-MT) and the State Court of Auditors (TCE-MT). The speakers were the controller-general of the State, Emerson Kideki Hayashida, and the supervisor of external control of resources of the TCE-MT José Fernandes Correia de Góes. The prosecutors Gustavo Dantas Ferraz and Taiana Castrillon Dionello acted as debaters and the prosecutor Tessaline Higuchi chaired the tables.
The CGE-MT and the TCE-MT presented the work they carry out, the challenges they face, how the partnership with the MPMT takes place through the Public Management Control Network in Mato Grosso and answered questions from the participants. As reported by the exhibitors, the network is made up of 19 institutions that work in an integrated and collaborative manner in sharing information, knowledge and techniques for prevention, detection and punishment, as well as the development of coordinated inspection actions, encouraging social control and training of public agents.
The practical results of this work are, for example, the recovery of resources through the Interinstitutional Committee for the Recovery of Assets (Cira), the formalization of leniency agreements (Anti-Corruption Law) and Conduct Adjustment Terms (TAC), and such as Remora, Rota Final, Seven, Zacchaeus, Sangria, among others. According to the exhibitors, this networking, with each body working within its competence, is essential and brings great benefits to society, providing the delivery of better quality products and services to the population.
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