ED: Holding public officials accountable for their conduct

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Those abusing their power need to be held accountable
Are bureaucrats getting more emboldened in their wrong-doing and abuses of power? According to a recent survey, that would seem to be the case.


The survey, which was conducted by Drik News and carried out on a total of 94 journalists across 55 organizations, highlights a dangerous trend: Government officials do not see themselves as public servants but rather, as powerful people who can get away with doing whatever they want, and treat the people of this country with disdain and disrespect.


Unfortunately, such behaviour within the governmental hierarchy is nothing new, but what is troublesome is the fact that we as a country in this regard are headed in the wrong direction -- towards more corruption within public institutions, and a further widening of the imbalance of power that exists between the citizenry and the people who are responsible for taking care of them.

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