By Hou Akot Hou
An official from the anti-corruption commission in Northern Bahr El Ghazal has urged stakeholders to join the fight against ill practices of corrupting public resources for individual selfish benefits.
Makuei Mawien Deng, an official from the state anti-corruption commission, was speaking during a three-day symposium organized by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Aweil Town, NBGs state, on Thursday.
The workshop brought together government officials, including the speaker of the legislative assembly, and civil society organizations.
Mawien said one of the issues that is retarding the development of the country is rampant corruption that needs to be stamped out collectively.
“In whatever capacity and status, you have as an individual, it is something that needs us to work against it,” he said.
“Your contributions to the fight against corruption are needed. This fight is not entrusted to a few agencies or individuals.”
The anti-graft official stressed that it is only when we fight corruption eating up the public sector together that we will get rid of our country of the vice.
Mawien encouraged the general public and civil society organizations to speak out about the vices so that such acts are exposed in society and in public institutions.
Corruption is the act of mismanagement or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principles. And the state of being corrupted or debased. It mainly comes about as a result of the manipulation of assets or resources that belong to the general public by a few in power.