US, UK say tackling corruption is dependent upon Jamaicans


America and the British representatives in Jamaica say they’re happy to associate with the Caribbean island and all their buddies around the globe to fight corruption, promote transparency, and strengthen good governance.

The joint assertion got here on Saturday as they have a good time Worldwide Anti-Corruption Day.

“An vital a part of our partnership with Jamaica, its authorities – together with the political opposition and judiciary, civil society teams, media and all involved residents – is constructed round bolstering anti-corruption entities to make sure public belief and confidence in authorities establishments,” stated US Ambassador Nick Perry and British Excessive Commissioner Judith Slater stated in a joint assertion.

They stated sturdy democratic establishments that endure regardless of who’s in energy are what produce good governance and lasting change.

“Nicely-functioning techniques, the place regulating authorities are empowered to analyze wrongdoing beneath a strong authorized framework, are vital to guard the nation in opposition to corruption.

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“We encourage and assist Jamaican leaders throughout the political spectrum of their combat in opposition to corruption.

The long-term success of their efforts, nonetheless, will finally rely upon the Jamaican individuals. Residents internationally should proceed to demand progress from their governments on an anti-corruption agenda in assist of democracy, rule of regulation, and a shiny, sustainable and affluent future,” the 2 stated.

Advancing transparency, consolidating the rule of regulation, and holding public officers accountable will assist be certain that everybody has an equal alternative to prosper, the duo stated.