Disappointing Ghana hasn't broken the corruption chain - OccupyGhana

OccupyGhana vowed to ensure that there is finality to the litany of administrative infractions and corrupt acts they have identified.

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Pressure group Occupy Ghana has urged every Ghanaian to join in the fight to break chain of corruption in the country because the government has failed address the issue.

The group in a statement vowed to ensure that there is finality to the litany of administrative infractions and corrupt acts they have identified.

Wednesday, December 9 was International Anti- Corruption Day, a UN sanctioned day to help the world reflect on the dangers of corruption. The theme for this year's observation is "Break the corruption chain."

According to OccupyGhana, the UN's message in observing the day had two important paragraphs that seems to have been addressed to Ghana.

The UN’s message read: "Corruption is a complex social, political and economic phenomenon that affects all countries. Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability."

"Corruption attacks the foundation of democratic institutions by distorting electoral processes, perverting the rule of law and creating bureaucratic quagmires, whose only reason for existing is the soliciting of bribes.  Economic development is stunted because foreign direct investment is discouraged and small businesses within the country often find it impossible to overcome the "start-up costs" required because of corruption."

OccupyGhana stated that instead of “ridding itself of the shameful tag of the new Gold Coast of corruption, Ghana under the current dispensation has witnessed countless acts of high level corruption, political corruption that is, until news broke of judicial corruption.”

“The latter drove the last nail in the coffin of corruption not to bury it, but to keep it alive. The last resort for citizens to address grand political corruption was hugely compromised, strengthening rather than helping to break the chain of corruption.”

The group said it will however remain resolute that “right thinking Ghanaians will not hope against hope but will find solace in the hearts and minds of the very few upright men and women in all levels and branches of government who are determined to end the corruption.”

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