7 Apr 2006

Transparency International to rate Fiji parties on corruption

1:46 pm on 7 April 2006

Transparency International's Fiji chapter is carrying out a survey of political parties to find out what their policies would be to fight corruption if they win next month's general election.

Transparency has sent out a questionnaire to all political parties to determine their attitudes to and policies against corruption.

Transparency International's Fiji chairman, Hari Pal Singh, says after they have received responses to the questionnaire, they will compile a report for the public.

Mr Singh says after the election, Transparency will monitor the progress of the new government in fighting corruption

He says over the life of the next parliament they will measure the actions of the politicians against the commitments they have made.

Mr Singh says corruption is a growing problem around the world and a major contributor to poverty and underdevelopment.