Demands to halt Dominican Government corruption - 34 civil society, business and professional organizations made a call to put a halt to the moral deterioration of the Dominican Government, the State and the political structures which serve to support them.

In an statement, the organizations said the signs of inefficiency, corruption, nepotism, political vandalism and increasing permissibility in public administration and in the political parties are overwhelming, and noted that if the problem does not change, the country runs the risk  becoming a nonviable society.

"Cases like those of the State-owned power companies CDEEE, the Hydraulics Institute INDRHI, the Transport Office OTTT, Public Works and the National Lottery are just the tip of the iceberg in the entire corrupt framework which has punctured the echelons of the Dominican State in a spreading manner," they said.

In that regard, the civil society organization Centro Juan XXIII (Center John XXIII), which seeks to transform and create political awareness in Dominicans, demanded that president Leonel Fernandez suspend without pay the heads of the Hydraulics Institute Héctor Rodriguez, and of the CDEEE, Radhamés Segura, until the denunciations of corruption against them are investigated.

In the letter to the chief executive dated July 9, the entity affirms that the population is indignant with the scandals. “It is our duty as citizens to do all that’s possible so that the nation is served as it deserves.”

Among the associations which signed the document are the Herrera Industries (AEIH), Textiles associations (ADITEX) and (APYMETEX); Disabled Persons (ASODIFIMO), Water Bottlers (ADEAGUA), Footwear Association (ADOCALZA), the Graphics Industries (ADIGA), Young Business Leaders (ANJE), Technical and Education Professionals (ANPROTED), and the Antonio Montesinos (CEAM) and Juan Montalvo Education Centers.

Written by: FredCDobbs, 13 Jul 2009 8:15 AM
From: Mexico, Tampico
President Obama made reference to corruption in his speech in Ghana he said "

"No country is going to create wealth if its leaders exploit the economy to enrich themselves, or if police can be bought off by drug traffickers," he said
"No business wants to invest in a place where the government skims a percent off the top, or the head of the Port Authority is corrupt. No person wants to live in a society where the rule of law gives way to the rule of bribery." Obama - July 11, 2009.....This is hitting pretty close to home
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