Without the active involvement of the local assembly in anti-corruption, the strength of integrity management at the local government level would always be undermined.
The local assembly is a critical part of local government, exercising important functions (strategic planning, law-making, policy development, representation, oversight and advocacy). Its potential as a strong anticorruption actor is outstanding as it can meaningfully and from the top affect development, enforcement and monitoring of integrity policies, regulations and procedures.
Apart from that, because of its vast competence and powers, it is exposed to serious integrity risks, that need to be adequately managed. Therefore, actively involving local assembly in the process of integrity management is a necessary precondition for effective prevention of corruption.
Its participation in integrity projects would send a strong message to local community regarding the true determination to fight corruption and uphold integrity on local government level.