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Corruption must be tackled on all fronts

Corruption 9thChanting we against corruption

Politicians, social activist, trade union leaders and concern citizens today marched through the streets of Georgetown saying no to corruption and yes to development.

While the government is saying that the transparency international ratings of Guyana is not accurate, opposition politicians decided that they must confront corruption, which according to them is eating away at what we have in our society.

Executive member of the Alliance For Change Moses Nagamottoo said corruption of all types is robbing the people of the fruits and wealth of this country.

President of the Human Rights Association Mike Mc Cormack said there are some principles involved. He spoke of equality, fairness and non  discrimination as issues that need to be addressed.

The focus of the campaign is on how corruption hinders efforts to achieve the internationally agreed upon Millennium Development Goals, undermines democracy and the rule of law; distorts markets; erodes the quality of life and allows organized crime and other threats to human security to flourish.

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