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Legislators urged to formulate anti-corruption laws

Author : Daniel Friday | Published: Friday, November 21, 2014

The Anti-corruption Commission in Central Equatoria has called on the national and state legislatures to make laws that govern accountability at the state and national levels.

The commission does not have prosecutorial powers.

Emmanuel Khamis Richard, chairperson, says the laws should ensure transparency in all the institutions in the country.

“Absence of laws to govern accountability in the state and the national level is what created more loopholes for individuals to play with public money,” Mr Khamis told Eye Radio.

“So, we need to ensure that our councilors commit to their role, the state members and national members of parliament, the executive members of the government including the judiciary to work together to enact laws that will commit the individuals in public offices to strict rules and regulations governing transparency and accountability.”

Mr. Khamis said this year’s anti-corruption day will be commemorated in Yei in an effort to raise awareness on the role of the commission in fighting corruption.

Generally, corruption is said to be rampant in South Sudan. In 2012, the National Parliament voted to suspend at least 75 senior officials accused of massive corruption.

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