Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) in collaboration with Directorate on Corruption and Economic Offences (DCEO) and the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) earlier today launched the United Nations International Anti-corruption day activities at the LRA premises.
Speaking at the press conference, the acting Commissioner General LRA Thabo Moleko revealed that this is the fourth year in a trot that Lesotho, led by the three institutions that have facilitated this gathering, is joining the rest of the world in adhering to the call of the United Nations to raise awareness on corruption by commemorating the International Anti-corruption Day on the 09th day of December.
“As the LRA this comes at an opportune time when we are in the process of sailing new waters and forging new ways of doing things”, he said.
Moleko said it is a well-accepted fact that the effects of corruption are hazardous to the growth of any country, adding that they therefore see it as a serious stumbling block in achieving our mandate of collecting revenue for the welfare of the citizens of Lesotho and its economic growth.
He then concluded thus,
“As we launch this year’s campaign, we call upon the entire nation to join hands with us in being exemplary citizens and showing the corrupt few that they are scorn and not the elite.”
Meanwhile the Deputy Commissioner LMPS Pakesa Mokete corruption is an enemy of every country’s economy that should be fight against.
“The country can never grow should corruption be part of it practices. Therefore, everybody should stand up and fight corruption; give out leads of it wherever you see it no matter who is doing it. It is all our responsibility to fight against it. For the sake of not only ourselves but for the country as well”, he uttered.