Editorial :Anti-Corruption Commission Formation Deserves a Cry Up
In the news President of the Republic Omer Hassan Al Bashir has ordered the formation of an anti-corruption taskforce.
By forming the anti-corruption commission Al Bashir kept his government’s earlier promises to establish an anti-corruption commission.
Al Bashir instructed the anti-Corruption Mechanism to monitor and follow what is being published in the media about corruption, and to coordinate with the Presidency of the Republic and other competent authorities in the Ministry of Justice and the National Assembly in order to complete information on what is being raised about corruption in the state level.
We believe that the decision of the anti-corruption commission is a right step despite that it came late, but as it is said better late than never.
The President's decree finds our full support because we believe that the government is in bad need to such body after the explosion of corruption cases in the media.
It could be understood from the step that all what the media publishes on corruption will find the follow up from the commission and the Presidency.
Corruption has many colours as we find the financial, the administrative, the political, the ethical etc.
We, in Sudan Vision, representing part of the Fourth Estate, would like to remind the Chief of the anti-Corruption Commission that there are no anti-corruption rules despite the attempts of the parliament in tackling the issue, but unfortunately there is no even one article to fight or control corruption.
Accordingly there should be a bill that defines the corruption which must be fought.
The process seems to be complicated and to make it a success there should be great efforts not from the anti-corruption mechanism but from others including the media and the legislators, auditors besides other mechanisms from the security, justice, police, education, religious institutions.
Fighting and controlling corruption needs mutual supportive efforts from all concerned institutions because as we said that it is a very complicated process.
We urge the concerned authorities to open the door wide before media for easy access to the information to achieve the objectives of the anti-corruption commission.
However, the initiative of forming the anti-corruption commission deserves appreciation.
The issue of anti-corruption is bigger than commenting on it once, so we will revisit it several times as it has become one of the Sudanese great battles.
By SudanVision, 07/01/2012