The Ombudsman, Tito Rutaremara, has urged media practitioners to take the lead in the fight against corruption.
Addressing a press conference at the launch of the National Anti-Corruption Advisory Council in Kigali over the weekend, Rutaremara said that although a lot had been achieved, much more remains to be done.
“In general, our country has made tremendous progress regarding the fight against corruption and injustices, but we still have a long way to go; so I encourage you as journalists to always expose those involved in injustice and corruption cases because that’s one of the best ways of combating the vice, ” said the Ombudsman.
Rutaremara, however, cautioned journalists to carry out investigations before exposing those alleged to be corrupt.
In reference to the recent Transparency International’s ranking of Rwanda as the eighth least less corrupt country in Africa, he said that mission is to make Rwanda the least corrupt country in the world. The country was ranked 66th in the world.
Rutaremara said that the objective of creating the Council was to ensure that the anti-corruption institutions join hands in their fight against corruption and injustice by exchanging information on corruption.
The launch was also attended by the Vice President of the Supreme Court, Professor Sam Rugege.