Church, Ombudsman embark on countrywide anti-corruption drive

RUSIZI, RWAMAGANA-The Ombudsman, Tito Rutaremara, has said local residents and leaders need to support the government’s zero tolerance on corruption.
Officials from Obudsman office at the official launching of the campaign against corruption. (Photo: J.B Nkusi )
Officials from Obudsman office at the official launching of the campaign against corruption. (Photo: J.B Nkusi )

RUSIZI, RWAMAGANA-The Ombudsman, Tito Rutaremara, has said local residents and leaders need to support the government’s zero tolerance on corruption.

Rutaremara made the call on Thursday during activities to mark the international day against corruption.

“I encourage you as concerned leaders and residents to always fight corruption in your respective fields because corruption hinders development,” Rutaremara told district and sector officials at Bugarama sector offices.

Meanwhile, in Rwamagana district, the Anglican Church of Rwanda (EAR) added its voice against corruption.  

At a function attended by officials from the Ombudsman’s office and Transparency Rwanda, Pastor Martin Sebudandi, of EAR Kibungo diocese thanked the government for installing institutions to check corruption.  

The clergy said they are going to continue teaching their followers the dangers of corruption. 

“Corruption is evil because it encompasses a lot of wrongs. A good Christian thus, should desist from it,” he said. 
Immaculee Ingabire, of Transparency Rwanda, said there must be proper mechanism of fighting corruption before it destroys the society.

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