Fight against corruption not easy

Letters, Normal

The National – Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I REFER to a prevalent disease called corruption and how we can fight it.
We read in our daily papers and other media about neverending misappropriations by our leaders and bureaucrats.
We are finding it extremely hard to trust many of today’s high profile leaders.
We gave them the mandate to serve us, but instead, they used the power to serve their own interests.
A leader who has heart for the people would ensure that in everything he or she does is for the betterment of the people.
With due respect to some vibrant and colourful leaders, this in not the case with many of them.
The people’s interests are not on their priority list.
What a shame!
Corruption is found in all levels of government departments and institutions.
Anti-corruption bodies and agencies such as Transparency In­ternational, Coalition Against Corruption, Youth Against Corruption and others have been trying their best to combat corruption and for corrupt leaders to face full force of law and ensure justice prevail.
However, all these efforts have been to no avail as we have a weak system of governance.
The Haus Tambaran is said to be the most corrupt.
So what is the next best alternative to save this country from corruption?
The remedy is for every citizen to pray to the Almighty God.
God is the answer.
When the righteous rule, wealth will be fairly distributed and people will enjoy the blessings of this resourceful country.


P. Sikap
Southern Highlands