The fight against corruption has largely been fought on some fronts leaving other areas unattended.
The youth in particular have been left out as key players in the anti-corruption campaigns.
By opening a front whereby the young segments of society are brought on board early on in life, we ensure the sustainability of the fight through generational continuity.
The youth have to be sensitized on the cancer that corruption is and how it eats away at the heart of societies – with many breaking down completely.
Tito Rutaremara, has made it quite clear in this regard.
That our formative stages of education should be used as a form of exposure against the ills associated with this vice.
Society ought to inculcate among the young generation, a sense of honesty and other attributes while being educated since educational institutions are the breeding grounds for our future leaders.
Indeed the Ombudsman’s assessment regarding such a possibility should be taken up by those who plan programmes with our institutions of higher learning.
The cases of public officials, most of them young and emerging leaders, being implicated in corruption should be taken seriously if we can look at fighting this vice from such hindsight.
That means that deterrence should be looked at from a wider perspective, whereby the emerging cadre of leaders are taught that such a vice has no place in this society.