Centre for Civic Education (CCE), within the framework of the project “Through the inspection against the corruption!”, implemented with the support of the Criminal Justice Civil Society Program (CJCSP), funded by the US State Department, launched the SOS line for reporting corruption to inspection bodies.
All citizens, as well as legal entities, can report concrete examples of corruptive acts, which are within the domain of work of inspection bodies, directly to the CCE by calling 020/665-112 during working days from 8 am to 4 pm, or by calling Administration for Inspection Affairs by calling 080/555-555, every day for 24 hours.
The establishment of this SOS line is one of the activities of the project “Through the inspection against the corruption!”, aiming to monitor the activities and enhance capacities of the Administration for Inspection Affairs as the first and citizens’ closest instrument to tackle corruption and misconduct in Montenegro.
The CCE will deliver the collected reports to the Administration for Inspection Affairs and will keep track of what will be undertaken in order to adequately process these reports. The ultimate users are all Montenegrin citizens that will benefit from an increased level of responsibility and capacities of the Administration for Inspection Affairs to prevent and combat corruption at a first level.
Citizens of Montenegro are more acknowledging the role and activities carried out by the non-governmental organizations. Therefore, the CCE is trying to encourage them to personally report cases of corruption and to contribute to the efficiency of the work of the newly-formed Administration for Inspection Affairs when it comes to fighting corruption.
In the light of above mentioned, the establishment of the SOS line will be supplement to the work that the Administration for Inspection Affairs has already performed. Also, it will encourage citizens who trust more NGO sector than the institutions to report cases of corruption and illegal acts. In that way, the work of the Administration for Inspection Affairs itself will be improved and this will contribute to the development of professional institutions that will regain the lost trust of the citizens whom they should serve.
Tamara Milaš, programme associate