13 June 2014
The EITI Office in Norway has been seeking civil society’s opinion on the Seychelles’ application to join this body , in order to complete their evaluation.
LUNGOS has given a favorable opinion of the process so far.
Ms Lyydia Kilpi, the Country Officer covering the Seychelles at the EITI International Secretariat during a telephone conversation with the CEO of LUNGOS on Thursday was quoted as saying, “We are pleased to hear that Seychelles have got far in preparations for candidature, and we congratulate you for your efforts. In order to be better able to assess the candidature application, I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss civil society participation with you.”
EITI is a process which must fully integrate civil society. LUNGOS has been involved in the process from the start and is represented by 4 members, namely .
LUNGOS CEO Mr Steve Steve Patrick Lalande and LUNGOS Commissioners Rosemary Elizabeth, Dr Marie-Therese Purvis and Mr Jude Fred.
EITI is the global standard for promoting greater transparency and accountability in countries rich in oil, gas, and mineral resources. The EITI was launched in 2002 and since then has been endorsed by 39 countries across the world.
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