‘I Paid A Bribe’ website successful in detecting corruption in several Gov’t agencies

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By Kurt Campbell

police[www.inewsguyana.com] – Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee told a news conference this morning (Monday, September 29) that the recently established ‘I Paid A Bribe’ website has been successful in detecting acts of dishonesty and exploitation in several government agencies.

He said many reports have been received via the website and the information has been passed on to the relevant agencies for them to investigate and take appropriate corrective action.

The Home Affairs Minister said, from reports, the instances of corruption are mainly with traffic ranks along the country’s roadways, in the Transport and Harbors Department (stellings and wharfs) and the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).

“Monies are passing… manifestation is reflected in respect to corruption at the lower level of government agencies and departments,” Rohee told reporters.

He could not provide any concrete information on the results of complaints received, as he noted, “we don’t worry with results.”

Police have been successful in nabbing several government employees in recent times trying to extort monies from the public through corrupt arrangements.

Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee
Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee

In May, 2013 the Ministry of Home Affairs launched the user-friendly crime-reporting system in which no name is required.

Only recently, Rohee in expressing frustration called on Supervisors and Junior Traffic Ranks of the Guyana Police Force to desist from carrying out the illegal function of collecting bribes along the country’s roadways.

Rohee described the ranks as “Travelling Magistrates” even as he urged greater compliance to prevention and enforcement activities.

He noted that the IPAIDABRIBE.GY website has listed the Guyana Police Force, Traffic Department as the Government agency which accepts the most bribes.

The Minister sternly urged ranks, engaged in the practice of accepting bribes, to discontinue the practice and called on senior ranks to ensure it is rooted out from among their subordinates.

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. 1. “Monies are passing… manifestation is reflected in respect to corruption at the lower level of government agencies and departments,” Rohee told reporters. COMMENT: Is it only public servants at the lower level of government agencies and departments who are corrupt?

    2. He could not provide any concrete information on the results of complaints received, as he noted, “we don’t worry with results.” QUESTION: If he does not worry about results, then what is the purpose of the website?

  2. Amem they taking advantage I think the minister have to recuret a few plane clothes drivers that wil sort them out nd nab them so they will be afraid to torture ppl in paying bribery

  3. They are not taking the bribes Mr Minister, they are demanding money.
    They are harassing people to pay money.
    My lady friend was harassed and told that she do not know how to drive.
    This lady is an overseas based Guyanese.
    She did not ‘left(hand)’ a raise and the policeman did not ‘right(hand)’ a ticket.
    The usual line is ‘left or write’!
    ‘Left’ means leave money or ‘write’ means write a ticket.
    Anyone caught must be subjected to zero tolerance Sir.
    People are fed up.
    These people are the main campaign workers of the PNC/APNU/AFC.
    Parasites will bring everyone down.

  4. rohee should now do what the public was asking for was begging for all these years and that is to do sting operations to really root out the criminals that infiltrated and hired by pppc..pppc government should give motorist who co-operates with the laws at all time a small devise which could listen in on conversations police having with these motorists when they stop them..once these rogue police know that there are devices out there with the traveling public u will be amazed to see how these same rogue cops toe the line and do the job they are hired to do.ppp fed and allowed this monster to grow rapidly…most of these rogues ppp hire pledged their allegiance to pnc so picture who mostly gets shake down.

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