As the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Suriname, I’m proud to see our country become the 52nd nation to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). However, what does this mean for all Surinamese? It means an important step forward to build a better and responsible country for everybody. It means that we are bringing prosperity along with transparency and accountability. As someone who loves Suriname, I know exactly how important transparency is. You can sleep soundly tonight, knowing that we are doing the best for you, your family, and the environment.