Civil society leaders call to end corruption

Kathmandu, April 24

Civil society leaders and journalists have urged an end to the rampant poverty existing in the country, claiming that corruption in the country’s politics had reached at its peak in recent years.

At an interaction organised by Transparency International Nepal in the capital today, they also said that politics should run in a transparent way and should be accountable.

On the occasion, President of Good Governance and Monitoring Committee of the Legislature-Parliament Mohansingh Rathor said that political stability should be maintained in the country, as political instability was to blame for increased corruption.

Presenting a working paper, journalist Hari Bahadur Thapa claimed that politicians have made the laws to give space for corruption.

Commenting on the

papers, senior advocate Bishwo Kant Mainali and senior journalist Yubaraj Ghimire argued that the country’s development was possible only if corruption was controlled.

Likewise, President of Transparency International Nepal Hari Aryal said that the politicians should make their personal property and parties’ expenses public for transparency.