The ‘better half’ of bribery and corruption!

Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The current regime has begun tackling bribery and corruption, let’s hope it will be impartial, sustainable and acts as a deterrent. However, the focus seems to be on Government institutions and politicians, who are always at the ‘receiving end’. The world over it is the private sector that has been the instigator of white collar crimes - think of big names cases in banking, oil and gas and pharmaceuticals. Closer to home, how many of our top business groups can attribute their success to their business capabilities on a level playing field? How many can honestly claim they have not violated the law or gotten political preferences in terms of procurement tenders, land allocations, licenses, board appointments, share transactions and price control? Let their conscience speak.

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