Unaccountability costing dear to governance: Home Minister Shrestha     

Nepalgunj, Feb 22: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha has viewed sluggishness, unaccountability, and impunity are costing dear to governance in the country.     

Corruption is a huge challenge before us, DPM Shrestha said, suggesting the home administration to maintain peace and law and order.     

Addressing the Lumbini Province-level security seminar here today, DPM Shrestha reminded that the government had aimed at building good governance, social justice, and prosperity. Crime can be curbed by building peace, he suggested.     

The DPM viewed people should be ensured atmosphere conducive for their realization of change. It is equally essential to increase public trust in the current system, he underscored. The entire society needs to build positivity to maintain good governance. “The concept of ‘citizen first’ should be internalized and enforced so that public service delivery can be effective.     

According to him, public security and development work should be taken together. Rule of law, protection of human rights, and social stability are the government’s priorities, he added.     

He directed the cooperation and collaboration among the province and local governments for good governance, stability, and development. DPM Shrestha however said administrative and legal frameworks were yet to the built to enforce federalism in full scale.     

He informed that the government was launching special schemes for the poverty-stricken community. He made aware the participants of the misuse of social networks intended to disrupt social harmony.     

“I direct the subordinates to take immediate action- to the extent of removal from post against those who work in cahoots with criminals on girl trafficking, financial crimes, internet fraud, among others,” DPM Shrestha underlined.     

The seminar to run for two days has witnessed the participation of chief district officers and chiefs of security agencies from 12 districts in the province. (RSS)

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