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A Guide to Corruption in Ghana

Posted by Business in Ghana on August 6, 2009

Corruption has become the blight of Ghanaians. The NPP accused and prosecuted every NDC politician they could lay their hands on when they took over in 2001. The NDC government has now turned the tables and in turn is doing the same to NPP ministers and all. This clearly will go on through and hopefully end with the NDC term. Prayerfully, an NPP government will have learned its lessons and not go prosecuting from the hip if they get another chance to run the affairs of state. Similarly, the NDC will also let matters be and not prosecute for political gain.

You don’t need to look too far a field to see all the corruption in our country. Ghanaians voted for change in government and welcome the prosecution of theft, constantly in search of a less corrupt society. We try to differentiate a “Nigeria 419” from our “Ghana sakawa” in an attempt to brand our corruption.

Sydney Casely-Hayford

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6 Responses to “A Guide to Corruption in Ghana”

  1. Prof Lungu said

    Suggests to us that Prof. Mills has a tall order to climb! So far, we are not impressed about his governing agenda. Prof Mills cannot create a single job for any one. But Prof. Mills can create a governing and administrative system that is transparent and accountable, that allows people a more equitable access to the playing field. Beyond prosecuting, we all must see the establishment of systems that promote transparency, accountability, and responsiveness. The fact that Prof. Mills is not talking about the Freedom of Information bill leads us to the fork on the road – Prof. Mill is joking and pandering to the people!

  2. LET ME ASK. DO GOVT OFFICIALS READ THIS IMPORTANT FORUM?
    IF THEY DON’T THEY SHOULD TO FEEL THE BAROMETER OF THE PEOPLE.

    THE PRESIDENT SHOULD READ IT AT THE END OF THE DAY TO TAKE HIM TO SLEEP.THIS HAS A HUGE CONTRIBUTION TO MAKE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF DEMOCRACY.
    TAKE A SECOND LOOK MR PRESIDENT.
    YOU ARE STILL TOO FAR FROM YOUR WORDS SO PEOPLE ARE STILL WAITING IN DOUBT

  3. This is why corruption will not go away in Ghana until and unless we as a people decide to do something drastic about it. Both the NPP and NDC are copmeting for corruption credentials and I bet you each one of them is determined to out do the other.
    Who suffers? the poor.
    As long as the political authories decide to lok the other way, the grounds are fetilised for the canker to grow and bear fruits.LOng live GHana

  4. The breach of the rule of law in Ghana and Africa is at the heart of the economic saga. What we need is the rule of law and not the rule of men and women to ensure empowerment of the people of Ghana and Africa for sustainable development of Ghana and Africa. The analysis of Mr Sydney Casely-Hayford is illuminating. We shall record it as it is unless contradicted.
    Ghana @50 probe would go to the bottom of the issues and Mr Justice Issac Dowse will expose the facts and the fraud, which the perpetrators think is no fraud. Pure disregard of parliamentary democracy and aproval of expenses is fraud on the people and taxpayers. Ghana @50 Secretariat was raising money and taxes on the people of Ghana to finance a public project without parliamentary approval.
    So also former President JJ Rawlings’ Government raised money to finance the Quality Rice project at Aveyime without Parliamentary approval in the zeal to outlaw hunger. Breach of the rule of law in the zeal to outlaw hunger is no defence. That is why I believe that the African States United Republic and Supranational Economic Law and Practice will take the bull by the horn and prosperity will prevail in Africa.
    God bless our homeland Ghana and the African States United Republic

  5. Okatakyie said

    COMBAT BOTH CRRUPTION AND ARMED ROBBERS AND GHANA WILL GO ON.
    I AM SURPRISE THE NPP WANTS OBESTSEBI LAMPTEY TO BE THEIR CHAIRMAN…EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN GHANA KNOWS HOW CORRUPT HE IS.
    LET US FIGHT CORRUPTION IN OUR CHURCHES AND EVERYWHERE

  6. A good account of the Quality Grain Rice fraud. But a real guide needs more cases of such nature so that we can better follow the happenings in all details.

    Sydney, can you give us more and on other cases and the way they’ve been handled?

    Nice write up…

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