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General News of Wednesday, 3 August 2016


Greed cause of unbridled corruption - IEA

A report from a survey on the root causes of corruption in Ghana by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) says the unbridled levels of graft in the country are attributable to “greed and selfishness.”

The report further added that the quest to “get rich quick and lack of clear rules and laws” including absence of ethics, punitive and deterrent sanctions” are also blamable.

Presenting the survey’s findings Tuesday, Professor Atsu Ayee, Senior Adjunct Fellow at the IEA, stated the findings were disturbing as 90% of Ghanaians believe that corruption is very high in Ghana.

As a result, he called for the immediate passing into law the Right to Information bill explaining that it will lead the way to the anti corruption campaign in Ghana.

“The crusade against corruption will actually go into high gear if we make information available… we need to get that [the RTI bill]. If we get that, it will be easier for us even to question about how they get money? How do they build a house, etc?” he said.

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