Is Rwanda winning the corruption war?

Most Rwandans will have woken up today asking themselves what it is about government tenders that keeps those in public office with an insatiable greed, so big they can’t stop swindling resources!

When reports of shady tenders keep appearing in our newspapers questions arise as to whether our government, which it must be said, has prized itself as very anti graft, is actually doing the job. It also raises the question of whether our country, has the right institutions to deal with people who swindle large sums of public money.

Netting those involved is a great step in the great war against graft and of course it goes to prove the point that corruption in intoralable in Rwanda but it pitts the government against a defence machinery of thieves, who as we have seen in previous cases, are determined to defend themselves and drawing government into prolonged and expensive legal battles.

It would do the public better if corrupt officials were spotted much more earlier rather than after swindling or making away with large sums of money.  A system that rewards whistle blowing and encourages proper accountability within organisation is far better than a strong prosecution that is dependent on smart lawyers.

 

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Author: ellyakanga

I am Eleneus Akanga. Welcome to my blog about my experience as a Rwandan journalist and all that comes with the trade in East Africa. It's been a great journey so far but very challenging at times. Join me, let's get cracking! ellyakanga@usa.com

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