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Corruption a common battle for leaders and public: Azo

By EMN Updated: Feb 23, 2014 12:15 am

Staff Reporter

Minister for PWD (Roads & Bridges) Küzholüzo (Azo) Nienu made an impassioned appeal to minimise corruption in the State as it was affecting the character of the society.
Corruption, he said, was prevalent in almost every form of governance today, and thought it would take time a beginning is required to stop it from spreading further.
The minister was addressing the 5th annual general conference of the Old Boys Association of Sainik School Imphal (OBA-SSI), Nagaland Chapter, at Rhododendron Hall, Police Complex, Chumukedima this evening.
“People think and believe that corruption is only practiced by politicians, but it is not. From policy makers to the common man, we seem to be gradually degrading with no sense of responsibility to change the face of our society. It starts with the electoral system which is totally corrupted,” he said.
Azo was of the view that to enable transparency in governance the public also have a role to play. “We only expect without contributing to the government, and how can the government look into the welfare of every individual,” he said referring to government tax in electricity, water and roads. Everyone has the right to demand, but let us first contribute by paying tax. When we contribute, we have the right to demand more, even for good roads,” the R&B Minister said.
In his address to the Old Boys Association of Sainik, he urged them to lead by setting examples.

By EMN Updated: Feb 23, 2014 12:15:57 am