Indeed, human beings ears are hard to listen to the stoppage of the word corruption, but this time around there is the serious need to stop lamenting on corruption and act decisively to save the country Ghana from corruption.
Corruption in the country has become a major canker that seems to have no end. The situation is not different from what pertains in many developing countries. Over the years, there had been commentaries by personalities and decrying the widespread corruption in the country but what was even more disturbing was that in spite of the high and low levels of corruption in the public service, there is a seeming lack of commitment on the part of the authorities to deal with the canker.
The inability of leaders to choose ethical behaviour over unethical conduct is building a foundation of corruption. We should be worried about the level of corruption among the high and low and begin to support campaigns to fight corruption. We must not just be worried but be part of campaigns to collectively condemn corruption to minimize its devastation effects.
It is extremely important to make the populace of this country aware of acts of corruption and make them watchdogs to combat the canker.
When it comes to procurement of goods and services for the public sector, corruption cripples in. Apart from the loss in monetary terms, corruption in public procurement reduces the quality of the work done or the service provided for the public.
To eradicate corruption in our country, there is the need to confab and work collectively and practically to stamp out corruption in this country.