Leaders including, politicians are being called upon to demonstrate the will and courage to address corruption.
The request comes from a senior official of Transparency International.
The comment was made at the opening of a major anti-corruption conference organized by the Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute, Tuesday.
Transparency International is a non-governmental body that monitors and publicizes corporate and political corruption as it relates to international development.
It was originally founded in Germany in May 1993 as a not-for-profit organization.
Chairman of Transparency International, José Carlos Ugaz, cited quality leadership as a key factor to making inroads in the fight against corruption.
Mrs. Ugaz also commented on political matters in the public domain that he said have not escaped his attention, noting that he is not casting judgment or conviction on any official.
Chairman of Transparency International, José Carlos Ugaz
Meanwhile, questioned by reporters this afternoon on allegations of wrong doing against the Housing Minister, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, said as far as he is aware the Integrity Commission is investigating the matter.
Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley