Fight Against Corruption… Bio On The War Path

 

Addressing the Catholic Bishop,  Charlse Campbell at State House, His Excellency the President, Julius Maada Bio has stated that his fight against corruption is not a witch-hunt but in the interest of the country.

According to President Bio, he has said on countless occasions that his government’s commitment to fight corruption cannot be compromised as according to him, corruption is an impediment to national development. “Corruption is a national threat,” he stressed.

As a result of the priority placed on the fight against corruption, government, he said, has generated an unprecedented percentage of revenue since independence. The fight against corruption, the President said, is in the best interest of the country, adding that all those who have acquired unexplained wealth at the detriment of the nation will be pursued.

On his part, Bishop, Charles Campbell said they have been following efforts being made by the government in the areas of development and social progress for the benefit of citizens, adding that the effort made towards ensuring free and quality education across the country is a laudable venture.

The Catholic Church, he assured, is willing to complement government’s efforts in its free education scheme through its catholic owned schools across the country.

He further commended government’s fight against corruption and called for collective and decisive actions to curb the menace.

“Our Holy Father, Pope Francis has said that corruption infects the world like a cancer and that the church must combat it by working with society,” said Bishop Campbell, adding that there is always possibility that those who seek to fight corruption are misunderstood or even be misinterpreted.

Bishop Campbell concluded that it is the wish of the Catholic Mission to see that the scourge of corruption and its attendant consequences are met with vigilant truth and justice.