Corruption, a term as old as politics itself, remains a widespread menace that plagues nations worldwide, impeding their progress and development. Put simply, corruption entails the improper use of public power, frequently for personal gain, leading to violations of fundamental principles such as honesty, integrity, and accountability. This pervasive issue manifests in various forms, including bribery, nepotism, embezzlement, and abuse of authority, and can permeate all levels of government, from the highest ranks to the lowest tiers.
The government's proposal to amend the Prevention of Corruption Act, 2002, by setting the statute of limitation to five years for prosecuting corruption cases has raised concerns among various stakeholders, including Transparency International (TI) Nepal as well as legal and constitutional experts.
KATHMANDU May 10: Transparency International (TI) Nepal has drawn parliament’s attention regarding the amendment bill related to the corruption prevention and Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) that is currently under consideration in parliament..
The onus also lies on the ordinary citizens to end the corruption. All citizens should demand accountability and transparency from their elected representatives and institutions. Together, we must create a culture of zero tolerance towards corruption, and work towards a more fair and just society. Nepal's future depends on the actions we take today. It's time for the country to move beyond just lip-service and take decisive steps to combat corruption and build a brighter future for all.
KATHMANDU, Jan 1: A report on a study on climate change has made public the fact that the area and volume of glaciers in the Himalayan region are declining. The study report conducted by Transparency International (TI) Nepal in collaboration with ICIMOD and other organizations was made public in the capital on Friday.
That corruption is rampant in Nepal has been attested by Transparency International’s annual corruption perception index report. What is really troubling for the people at the grassroots is the fact that the leaders they chose to govern and carry out various administrative and development works have themselves been thoroughly corrupt.