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Ukraine Obliges Before IMF To Appoint SACPO Head By December

Ukraine Obliges Before IMF To Appoint SACPO Head By December

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Ukraine has obliged before the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to appoint the head of the Specialized Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office (SACPO).

That follows from a memorandum with the IMF, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

Ukraine also pledged to the IMF to amend the law on SACPO by April 2022.

"Based on the lessons learned from the current selection process for the new SACPO leader, we will amend the SACPO ('structural beacon') law by the end of March 2022 to (a) improve the selection procedures for SACPO officials with a decisive role and a decisive vote of independent experts with international experience; (b) strengthen the SACPO's ability to regulate its organizational activities, including streamlining the powers of the SACPO head and deputies, and (c) establish mechanisms for accountability of the SACPO management based on the findings and recommendations of the external audit, which should be carried out by independent experts with international experience in the application of anti-corruption laws, combined with an audit by the National Anticorruption Bureau (NACB)," the memorandum says.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Ukraine received a tranche of USD 699 million from the IMF.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that all members of the competition commission must do their job and elect a new SACPO head.

In August, Director of the National Anticorruption Bureau Artem Sytnyk announced that the competition for the position of the SACPO head had been paused.