South Africa’s fiery leader Julius Malema has expressed alarm about the growing threat of corruption to Ghana’s democracy.
The founder and leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) delivered a powerful talk at the Arise Ghana event hosted at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra, delving into the impact of corruption on the nation.
Malema claimed that corruption among public officials endangers Ghana’s democratic values.
He emphasized the troubling reality that Ghana’s fight with corruption has forced the government to seek assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on multiple times.
This, according to Malema, transfers decision-making power to the IMF, compromising Ghanaian leaders’ autonomy.
When corruption infiltrates the center of a sovereign state, he believes, it jeopardizes its fundamental character.
Furthermore, he stated that the existing condition denies Ghanaians the full use of the country’s enormous natural resources.
Malema fiercely pushed for a system in which the revenue created by mining operations directly benefits the Ghanaian people’s welfare and development.
Malema offered a strong warning about the implications of current corruption, claiming that embezzling from public funds is effectively stealing from the future. He stated that the consequences will be felt by the youth, who will undoubtedly shoulder the burden of the accumulating debt.
Malema called for a collective effort to combat corruption and safeguard Ghana’s democracy.