The acting Governor of Western Equatoria State Sapana Abuyi at a past event [Gurtong/ Joseph Nashion]
By Joseph Nashion
YAMBIO, 30 July 2012 [Gurtong] - Abuyi made the comments while opening an Anti-Corruption Forum in Yambio.
He urged the Commission to have the name and meaning of the word corruption translated in different local languages to enable people who do not understand English to get the meaning.
”It is high time people knew about the vice and learn on how to kick it out of the country”, he said.
He emphasised that such forums should also involveordinary citizens since corruption does not only take place in government offices but also in homes.
“There are countries with lots of natural resources but because of corruption, they have remained the poorest countries in the world. We do not want to be like that,” he said.
Abuyi called upon the people and constitutional office holders to abide by the constitution and rule of law.
The Commissioner of the South Sudan Anti-Corruption Commission Elisama Wani Daniel hailed the warm welcome rendered to him upon his arrival being his first time to visit Yambio.
He said the transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan has given the Commission powers to investigate and prosecute corrupt officials in the country.
The Forum was attended by Director Generals and Members of the State Parliament.