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Every government department should answer to a JSC-type panel

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Every government department should answer to a JSC-type panel

In a country where governmental accountability is almost non-existent, answering to a committee would do wonders

Editor: TimesLIVE

From the ruins of the recently ended Judicial Service Commission (JSC) hearings must emerge something positive. From the slander and sheer unprofessionalism must surface a new dawn of accountability for a nation crying out for leadership. 

One of the biggest challenges in our country, one that has spawned state capture among many other ignobles, is a palpable sense of impunity. The knowledge among many in our society that they could unleash havoc, bring our country to the precipice, deny the weak and infirm opportunities to escape ignominious lives of poverty and indignity — and get away with it. 

While there is much to be frowned upon at the last JSC hearings, there’s a smidgen of hope to be salvaged. Even rotten bags of potatoes have, if we look closely, bits that could be saved. I know, when times are hard, we resort to desperate measures...

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