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Politicians told to show courage and take on the fight against corruption.

Politicians told to show courage and take on the fight against corruption.

Chairman of Transparency International, José Carlos Ugaz

Chairman of Transparency International, José Carlos Ugaz

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

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    Hans-Elmar 3 years

    Years ago an Italian politician was asked if he knows about the Mafia. He answered I have never heard about such a freelance church. If one is asking a T&T politician what corruption is an oppostion politician will say the government is corruptious and the government will say that is something that happens in other countries. Of course journalists are smart people who know the answer.They will ask Mr.Jose Carlos Ugaz is from. After he has revealed his nationality journalists will find out that the country of Senor Ugaz is the most corruptious place on earth. Why? Corruption is a topic you better don’t talk about.When Senor Ugaz was in Greece and spoke about corruption the minister of finance of Greece told him you know so much about it because you come from a corruptious country. Talking about corruption is the same than talking about the best religion. There will never be a result. The best religion is always the own religion and corruptious are always the others.