State Minister in the National Security Ministry, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., says the youth have an important role to play in eradicating corruption in Jamaica and the Caribbean region.
Speaking to JIS News at a ceremony to present the Youth Anti-Corruption survey findings and to award winners of an anti-corruption jingle competition, Senator Charles Jr. said the youth must be integral in developing the strategies to tackle corruption.
“Young people are the most important cohort in the fight against corruption. They must understand their role in developing the kind of society that will uphold transparency and accountability,” he said at the ceremony, which was held at the Office the Contractor General (OCG) on Oxford Road in Kingston, on June 6. It was held under the theme ‘The Fight Against Corruption Begins With You’.