No room for corruption

The greatest cause of corruption is not just greed but laziness and keeping up appearances. Rwandans should not let these two vices take root.

The greatest cause of corruption is not just greed but laziness and keeping up appearances. Rwandans should not let these two vices take root.

Rwanda is known for her tough stand on corruption. That’s why global investors are flocking here in a stampede to create their niche.

Definitely, other factors such as security, the one stop centre red carpet reception, the yet to be exploited opportunities and a lot more contribute to this trend.

However, where corruption exists expect no security. This is because it eats away at the core moral values. Once given a chance, it’s like the mythological hydra. It spreads its tentacles in all spheres of life. It leads to degeneration to the point where man eats man in an attempt to survive.

We should, therefore, not be passive in the fight against corruption. We should provide as much support to the Auditor General and Ombudsman’s offices through provision of information regarding any corruption cases.

The former should not just ‘line up government employees responsible for mismanaging public funds for prosecution’ or the latter just be ‘concerned that some government employees could be amassing wealth beyond their earnings’.

Rwandans deserve to see some action taken against the culprits.

That way it can be proved that there’s no room for corruption in Rwanda.

There has been a cabinet reshuffle. Elsewhere, this would have been great cause for speculation. Not in Rwanda where merit comes first.

It doesn’t matter which portfolio one has, we expect the best output, and a united front in the fight against corruption.

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