Thursday, December 24, 2009



Cele mai sincere urari cu ocazia sarbatorilor de iarnă
Să aveţi parte de pace, linişte sufletească şi realizări mari, iar steaua Norocului şi Fericirii să va lumineze calea vieţii în anul 2010.
Un Craciun şi un An Nou fericit! La Multi Ani!!! Aho! Aho!

Cu respect Vasile Otel…

Wishing you all the joy of the season.
May you be blessed with peace, love and joy and let the star of Luck and happiness light your life path in the coming year 2010.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009


A fost vesel si frig, dar cu colectiv si auditoriu frumos e bine.
Simbata , in sara spre sintul Andrei , cum e primit la modoveni, sau intrunit tineretul din Liceul Teoretic "D.Matcovschi", a satului Vadul-Rascov spre a sarbatori. Sau adunat tineret din sat si satele vecine, sau vragit fetele , s-au sfatuit flacaii, au pus la cale cine trebue pedepsit cu scoaterea portilor, pentru ca nu sa prezantet la sarbatoare. A fost o adunare de tineri vesela si cu voie buna, a fost un concert frumos.. Ar fi fost mai cald daca participau si cei mai...adulti.
Cu respect
Vasile Otel.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Launching the E-Governance Project

Last week saw the beginning of our implementation of the E-Governance Project funded by the UNDP in Moldova.  Our goals for this project are to increase transparency in local government and to make is easier for citizens to access public records and documents.  To do so, we are filming village council meetings and major local events and putting them on DVDs and later on, the raion's webpage.  We are also scanning documents at the local public administration and will be distributing electronic copies to all who ask, including citizens and local public officials.  We hope this will make it easier for citizens to see what their local government is doing, hold officials to a higher standard of accountability through video evidence, increase redundancy in the storage of public documents by having them in both paper and electronic formats, improve the citizen's user experience with these documents by making it simpler to search through them in an electronic format and enhance access by distributing them through several outlets, including the traditional paper format as well as DVDs and possibly on a future local public administration website.

We first scanned documents at the mayor's office of Climauti de Jos, the village north of us.  We managed to scan all of the 2008 and 2009 mayor's decisions as well as various 2009 forms.  There remains more documents that we did not have sufficient time to work with, so a few more trips will be necessary.  Friday, we began scanning at the mayor's office of Vadul-Rascov.  We scanned all the mayor's decisions from 2003 to 2009.  Again, we did not succeed in scanning all the documents and will have to come back a few more times.  Tomorrow, we will film our first village council meeting.  The topic of the meeting has still not yet been concretized.