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Corruption gaining grounds in Ghana 


PSYCHOLOGISTS HAVE posited that naturally there are people who are greedy in nature and aspire to be rich at all costs irrespective of whose ox is gored.

There are others who have the innate desire to engage in corrupt deals at the least opportunity even in churches.

 Dishonest and fraudulent conduct by both politicians and people in the civil service will, thus, continue to exist until the end of time.

However, corruption can be fought and brought down to its minimum if political leaders put in place pragmatic measures that cut across all state institutions.

Zero tolerance approach and putting behind bars thieves in government are sure ways of making the canker of corruption unattractive to people. But, rarely do appointees go to prison because of protectionism from cronies in government.

This is making the campaign against corruption very difficult. The 2018 Transparency International report on Ghana attested to our failure to make gains in fighting corruption.

According to the report, Ghana was the 78 least corrupt nation out of 175 countries.

Corruption Rank in Ghana averaged 64.71 from 1998 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 81 in 2017 and a record low of 50 in 2002.

The report showed that despite efforts by governments to fight corruption, Ghana stills fails to make significant gains.

The DAILY HERITAGE agrees that perception could be subjective, but the reality on the ground is that there are crooks who are interested in looting state coffers and must be tracked with good policies and exposed.

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