Thursday 21 February, 2019

Munroe: Non-partisan bodies must take lead in fight against corruption

Professor Trevor Munroe

Professor Trevor Munroe

National Integrity Action Executive Director, Professor Trevor Munroe continues to call for strategic steps to rescue Jamaica from corruption.

Speaking on Sunday at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Law's fourth annual symposium on development, Munroe noted that corruption has impacted Jamaica's developmental capability in many ways.

He noted that politicians of integrity ought to separate themselves from those who indulge in corruption, but acknowledged that there is a "special obligation on the non-partisan elements of society" to step up to the plate to more effectively combat corruption.

Munroe said, against that background, civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations, the judiciary, police and prosecutors among others must take the lead in punishing the corrupt. 

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