KATHMANDU, Feb 11: President Ram Chandra Paudel has called for political resolution to curb corruption.
Addressing a program organized on the occasion of the 33rd establishment day of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Sunday, President Paudel said that corruption and corrupt attitudes are hurdles to a nation's development and progress. He added that corruption and a corrupt mentality have eroded moral values, weakening the foundation of the nation.
"The level of transparency and accountability of the government will have a role in the prevention of corruption. The more transparency and a sense of accountability in the governance, there are higher possibilities of corruption control,” said President Paudel.
He drew the attention of all public entities to maintain transparency in each of their actions and decisions.
Similarly, he urged the CIAA to ensure impartiality in its investigations and subsequent prosecutions.
Considering good governance as the lifeline of democracy, he expressed his belief that achieving economic prosperity and social justice is essential for preventing corruption. He urged the CIAA to address the public's interest, ensuring that high-profile individuals are not exempt from accountability for abuse of authority and corruption.
Likewise, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal pledged the government's full support to the CIAA regarding its investigations and prosecutions against cases of corruption.
He acknowledged the role of CIAA in minimizing corruption and promoting good governance since its establishment.