Ladies and gentlemen of the media and press.
ZIPAR Staff facilitating the training.
UNICEF in Absentia.
Welcome to this training workshop on Public Financial Management.
Let me start by thanking UNICEF for partnering and supporting ZIPAR in this important undertaking of training business and finance journalists in Public Finance Management.
The need for increased transparency and accountability in the utilisation of public funds may not be realised without the full participation and involvement of the media.