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Too much apathy affecting fight against corruption – Emile Short

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Fri, 8 Dec 2017 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Ghanaians are not giving the necessary attention needed to fight corruption, Former commissioner of the Commission Humans Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Justice Emile Short has said.

“Fighting corruption is a collective responsibility, every Ghanaian, employees must be prepared to join the fight against but the problem is that most people don’t care. Participation is low. I don’t think Ghanaians have taken the fight against corruption very serious,” Justice Emile said.

According to Emile short, Ghanaians have not assessed the impact of corruption on their private lives either directly or remotely, adding that beneficiaries of corruption enjoy state cash at the expense of the masses.

Justice Emile short has been in the news in recent times crusading against the canker-corruption, charging government to step up efforts in dealing with the menace that has deprived the Ghanaian populace their share of the national cake.

At the launch of the 2017 Afrobarometer report held at the CDD office in Accra, the Former CHRAJ commissioner expressed worry that the Akufo-Addo government has not done much in the fight against corruption, almost a year in office.

Justice Short observes, the lack of a concrete action on the numerous corruption allegations reported in the media over the last two years is an indication of the fact that we are “losing the fight against corruption.”

Ghana scored 43 points out of 100 on the 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International. Corruption Index in Ghana averaged 38.68 Points from 1998 until 2016, reaching an all-time high of 48 Points in 2014 and a record low of 33 Points in 1999.

Ghana is the 70th least corrupt nation out of 175 countries, according to the 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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