Lack of accountability costing dear to governance: Home Minister Shrestha

Published On: February 22, 2024 07:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

NEPALGUNJ, Feb 22: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha has said sluggishness, lack of accountability and impunity are costing dear to governance in the country. 

Corruption is a huge challenge before us, DPM Shrestha said, suggesting the home administration to maintain peace and law and order.

Addressing the Lumbini Province level security seminar here today, DPM Shrestha reminded that the government had aimed at promoting good governance, social justice and prosperity. Crime can be curbed by building peace, he suggested.

The DPM viewed people should ensure an atmosphere conducive to their realization of change. It is equally essential to increase public trust in the current system, he underscored. The entire society needs to build positivity for maintaining good governance.  "The concept of 'citizen first' should be internalized and enforced so that public service delivery can be effective.

According to him, public security and development works should be taken together. Rule of law, protection of human rights, and social stability are government's priorities, he added.

He directed the officials for the cooperation and collaboration among the province and local governments for good governance, stability and development. DPM Shrestha however said administrative and legal frameworks were yet to be built to enforce federalism on full scale.

He said that the government was launching special schemes for the poverty-stricken communities. He made the participants aware of the misuse of social networks to disrupt social harmony.

"I direct the subordinates to take immediate action- to the extent of removal from post- against those who work in cahoots with criminals for girls trafficking, financial crimes, internet fraud, among others," DPM Shrestha underlined.

The seminar, to run for two days, witnessed the participation of the chief district officers and chiefs of security agencies from 12 districts in the province.



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