Thursday 26 November, 2020

Grenada committed to fighting corruption

Prime Minister Keith Mitchell has reaffirmed his government’s commitment to anti-corruption efforts.  

He also said Grenada would continue being a Centre of Excellence for training intended to build regional capacity in this regard. 

Mitchell said legislation enacted by the current administration and the ratification of international conventions are indicative of the government’s commitment to promoting greater accountability while eliminating practices and behaviour that foster corruption. 

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He said: “The Government of Grenada has consistently demonstrated the political will and support necessary for the implementation of anti-corruption measures.” 

The Prime Minister also noted Grenada's leadership in anti-corruption training, recalling that three years ago, the government agreed to the proposal to make Grenada the anti-corruption training centre for the Caribbean 

He said: “As Prime Minister of Grenada, I reaffirm Government’s commitment to facilitate regional anti-corruption training. I assure you that we are taking seriously, and embracing this challenge of a global paradigm shift, that requires us to adopt positions on governance and public sector management.

Our challenges are even more glaring, in this COVID-19 pandemic, and it simply cannot be business as usual.” 

The Prime Minister also gave assurances that the government will continue efforts to improve its governance models with effective mechanisms that are responsive to internal and external threats of corruption. 

He made these statements at the start of the annual Senior Leadership and Management Training Programme organised by the office of the Integrity Commission.  

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