June 18, 2024


Tireless anti-corruption campaigner and former Executive Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), the Ghana Chapter of Transparency International (TI), Vitus Azeem, has said that the fight against corruption in Ghana will not succeed in the foreseeable future given how pervasive it has become.

He lamented that even children have been so corrupted that primary school pupils seeking leadership positions engage in vote-buying and bribery, which is tantamount to corruption.

For him, the fight against corruption is lost for at least the next three generations of Ghanaian society.

“There doesn’t seem to be an hope[ of a successful fight against corruption] if you are talking about the next generation and the next two generations. This is because because primary school pupils contesting school positions take money from their parents to go and buy toffees to give to your friends to vote for them. That’s bribery, that’s vote buying…Now the elections in the universities are political.

The political parties go there. And those contesting are divided into NPP, NDC. And some of them have big banners, holding big rallies. And these are the people that are going to come up and become national leaders. How do you have hope when the situation is like this with regards to fighting corruption?” He lamented in an interview with Bolgatanga based Dreamz FM last Wednesday.

He added that corruption is getting worse in the country due to the lack of political will to fight against it.



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