Hugo Castelli gives a brief report about the workshop held on Friday.

The workshop has recognised that, unhappily, little progress has been achieved as far as «transparency» is concerned.

We discussed the need for being involved in our countries with the «Publish What You Pay» coalition members in order to develope their work.  However, some progress has been noticed as some African governments fear the impact of the constant news of the media about the poverty of their people compared with the lavish lifestyle and huge fortunes of many government politicians.

We want to stress the way the churches and especially the Catholic bishops conferences fail to criticise this terrible situation.