ACC officials meet the graduates
“ACC is temporariness” said the Chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to the University Graduates attending NGOP 2014 last Thursday. A two member team from the ACC led by the Chairperson interacted with 2205 University Graduates during the National Graduate Orientation
Programme (NGOP) 2014 themed “Becoming a better human being” on 20th August, 2014 at the Royal Institute of Management. It was a joint forum of the Royal Audit Authority (RAA), Media and ACC on the theme “Enhancing good governance: checks and balances”.
“ACC is all about integrity” said the Chairperson in her introductory remarks. Graduates were encouraged to ask ques- tions and to be critical on issues as young concerned citizens of Bhutan. However, at the same time reminded the graduates to be mindful of the natural responsibility of what one could do instead of despairing with a sense of resignation that nothing can be done. “If you think nothing can be done, nothing will be done”, said the Chairperson.
She emphasized that corruption is about de- generation of values and no justification is sufficient for being corrupt.
Besides the objective of the program to provide a platform for the graduates to clear their doubts concerning internal control mechanism within ACC and its discharge of duties, the Chairperson concluded the session with the message to the graduates that as young citizens and the future of the country they should think about emerging challenges such as electoral corruption, policy corruption and political corruption. “Ask not only what RAA and ACC can do but also ask what you can do,” said the Chairperson. When you demand integrity from others, you must practice it too, she added. In addition, the graduates were also reminded that democracy is not about power but about participation and responsibility