Advertisement
Advertisement
Ghana News

Ghana has grown poorer mainly due to pervasive public sector corruption – Afari-Gyan

Advertisement

Former Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan has highlighted chronic corruption inside several governmental institutions as the fundamental source of Ghana’s economic difficulties.

Dr. Afari-Gyan voiced worry about the country’s deconsolidation of democracy owing to corrupt activities during the Constitution Day Public Lecture at UPSA on Monday.

Advertisement

“Over the years, we have become poorer as a nation and as a people due mainly to pervasive corruption, particularly in the public sector and public life. Unfortunately, some of our key institutions are becoming institutions of dubious integrity,” he remarked.

Dr. Afari-Gyan emphasized a troubling tendency in which election losers claim manipulation and refuse to accept results, attributing it to society’s inability to implant democratic ideals generally.

He voiced concern about the general lack of predictability in social life, which he saw as a deterrent to healthy behavior.

“Some people will say that these are perceived and not real ailments of our democracy, but that doesn’t change the picture at all because for purposes of trust and confidence in public institutions and public office holders, perception is as important as reality,” Dr. Afari-Gyan emphasized.

In response to the concerns, he emphasized the rising clamor for constitutional revisions while also acknowledging the lengthy process needed in enacting such changes. Dr. Afari-Gyan emphasized the need of public trust in preserving a healthy democracy in the face of current difficulties.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement
Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker!