[www.inewsguyana.com] – In observance of International Corruption Day, the Transparency Institute of Guyana Incorporated (TIGI) on Monday, December 9 marched through the streets of Georgetown, urging for government to seriously tackle the issue.
The march commenced at the Umana Yana and culminated outside the Parliament building. While several political opposition members were present in support of the march, no one from government participated.
When asked about this, Alliance for Change (AFC) Parliamentarian, Moses Nagamootoo said that the government feels nothing but guilt.
“If you feel guilty and fingers are pointing at you, you’re not gonna go to the audience that is pointing the finger. This is perhaps an irony, the government is not accused and placed in Court but it feels guilt psychologically.”
Additionally, Executive Member of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Joseph Harmon said that the march is sending a strong message to the rest of the world.
“Corruption is eating away at the sinews of society; corruption is eating away at everything that we stand for. In all our layers of society, corruption is endemic and therefore this march sends a message to the rest of the world that Guyanese people are ready to stand and confront corruption,” Harmon told the media.
Meanwhile, President of the TIGI, Anand Goolsarran said that the main aim of the organization is to sensitize the public on the ill effect of corruption.
“We want the people to know how corruption affects society and what they can do to prevent it. If somebody approaches you to be involved in some corrupt deal, say no to corruption. If everybody says no to corruption, then there will be no corruption,” Goolsarran said.