The United States is allocating $1 million dollars to various Cabo Verdean public and private institutions, including Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), foundations and institutes that develop projects in justice, education, vocational training, and income generating activities.
The selected projects fall under the Development Program of the Government of United States from which Cape Verde has benefited for more than 30 years. There 23 organizations and Cape Verdean institutions selected to benefit from the available resources. Eleven of them through the Fund for Public Relations, five projects through the Fund for Self-Help , six by Rights and Democracy Human and through the Ministry of Justice that fits in strengthening the capacity of Cape Verdean national authorities in combating drug trafficking and improving the functioning of the judicial system.
Also, the Cabo Verde’s Ministry of Justice recently held a signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding on Law Enforcement and Support for Criminal Justice between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Republic of Cabo Verde.
The act was chaired by the presence of the administration of justice, Dr. José Carlos Correia and the Ambassador of the United States of America, Adrienne O’Neal, according to the US Embassy in Cabo Verde.
It is an an effort to help strengthen the sector of justice in Cape Verde, namely through projects aimed at strengthening ability of the application of criminal law, strengthening institutions linked to the sectors of security and combating drug trafficking.