An anti-corruption crusader, Raphael Godlove Ahenu has observed that corruption is the most significant obstacle to accomplishing Sustainable Development Aims across the world, specially in Africa, stating corruption will make societies even worse off and lowers the living requirements of the population.
In accordance to him, globally, a whopping $3.6 trillion, which is equal to more than five percent of the world GDP, is lost annually as a consequence of corruption.
Making references to a report by the United Nations Growth Programme, Mr. Ahenu explained funds dropped to corruption are approximated at ten occasions the sum of official enhancement guidance normally offered to acquiring nations.
Mr. Ahenu who is the Secretary to the Sunyani Neighborhood Accountability Network, a nearby umbrella of Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition built the disclosure for the duration of sensitization forum users of Kings Assembly of the Church of Pentecost at Abesim near Sunyani in Bono location.
Very similar forums had been also organized for pupils of Suitable Faculty and Muslim Neighborhood at Adomako, a suburb of Sunyani. It fashioned element of routines to commemorate this year’s UN Worldwide Anti-Corruption Working day in Ghana
According to Mr. Ahenu, who is also the CEO of World wide Media Support, successive governments have not accomplished sufficient to deal decisively with corruption and called for severer punishments for general public business holders who interact in several varieties of corrupt promotions.
At the college students Discussion board at Best School, he pressured the importance of empowering and mobilizing youth in Africa and for that subject Ghana to struggle for a corruption-absolutely free Africa and Ghana.
Mr Ahenu reported there is a need for the youth in Africa to acquire motion by keeping their leaders accountable and turn out to be integer leaders ourselves and questioned them to be a new generation of change-makers
As portion of techniques to promote the battle against corruption, the customers of Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) comprising CDD-Ghana, CHRAJ, EOCO, GCRP, GJA, GII, IEA, PEF, and other stakeholders have devoted the initial week of December (2nd to 9th) to consciously raise nationwide awareness on corruption by sensitizing the general public on the value of corruption and mobilizing citizens to support the combat towards corruption. This is in line with the United Nations Worldwide Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) celebrations marked on 9th December each individual year.
Intercontinental Anti-Corruption Day has been observed each year, on 9th December, since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31st October 2003 by the UN Common Assembly to elevate general public awareness for anti-corruption.
Corruption, determined as a root lead to of inadequate public service delivery and poverty, undermines democracy, subverts the rule of law and exacerbates poverty. It is for that reason essential to provoke endeavours in combating corruption in Ghana.