Ramotar seeks private sector input in corruption fight

Ramotar seeks private sector input in corruption fight

JUNE 29, 2012 | BY 

Corruption has been identified as one of the major impediments to good business in the Guyanese economy and, both the Government and the private sector have agreed to stamp out the practices beginning at the “top.”

When the Private Sector Commission (PSC) met at the Pegasus Hotel yesterday for their 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM), fingers were pointed at both the public and private sector, where examples of corruption can be found.

President Donald Ramotar who was invited as a guest speaker at yesterday’s meeting didn’t turn a blind eye to the fact that corrupt practices exist within government sectors in situations, where officials use positions of influence to frustrate persons conducting legitimate business.
“We have fought corruption in the past and we will continue to do so.  We will try to get to both the corrupted and the corrupter. Both are criminally culpable.  In the case of corruption within the public sector, the corrupted is a public official who demands something in return for a favour,” President Ramotar said.  [more]

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  • Cyril Balkaran  On June 30, 2012 at 3:00 am

    It is a good sign for the Country if the Private Sector can collaborate with the powers that be to fight and stamp out the corruption that exists amidst all segments in the Society as a whole. The battle against the Corrupter and the corrupted has now begun in Guyana, so says the President Ramotar and as he addressed the members of the Private Sector Commission at the Pegasus Hotel.
    This call by the President must be considered as a call for immediate action. Let’s rid the country the scourge that is in the way of further and future developments.

  • de castro  On July 2, 2012 at 9:12 am

    interesting indeed….corruption usually begins from the top to the bottom in societies….it can be removed very quickly from TOP by incarserating a few “scapegoats”….the message that sends
    is indeed the right one….

    so let see a few “prosecutions” in the PUBLIC COURTS of a few TOP officials ….then monitor the situation to see how effective it has proved….if successful in “eradicaating” it at the top
    it will eventually trickle down to the bottom….or you start
    making a few examples of the bottom….

    when corruption becomes “endemic” in society it becomes neccessary to take bold decisions by the public prosecutor…
    make the right decisions and observe the reaction.
    ITALY SPAIN et al (piigs of euroland) are now being given a medicine” in discipline by the powers of Euroland…
    if they do not “change” they will become the “third world ” of euroland.


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