Dear Editor – The DCC makes its position loud and clear that they will fight corruption head on.
I cannot settle down for anything less than see that comes to manifestation especially in the public sector.
It becomes a norm that bureaucratic corruption is rife in the Finance department where some officers deliberately delay doing their work unless “commission payment” is offered.
Worst still officers will never report anyone from the public who offers them “commission.”
There are numerous anti-corruption approaches and theories explored by other countries which must be examined carefully.
I do not know whether a task force is set up to do that or some consultants engaged.
If there is, good.
But a bad start if there isn’t. The worse DCC will do is engaged in legislative change as an anti-corruption approach without proper study being carried out into a such a complex phenomenon.
I vaguely remember that there is a unit within the RSIP called anti-corruption squad. Don’t know whether that unit still exists.
If it is, but has problems with its effectiveness then address it.
The one obvious sentiment that have been echoed by the police and other enforcement agencies time and again is lack of resources.
If that is genuine, we need not wait for another legislation (which may not be enforced) as resources is question of money.
Lest we forget, faithful Christians have been praying for the government ever since, yet it is only bad news that have been aired.
Funds have been misused, diverted, converted in the government ministries.
An MP gets a million dollar government contract because of his position & cronies etc…The spot light is now on DCC with the political will to reverse the tide of chronic corruption, a course which, I am convinced, requires the Wisdom of God.