YBF, GACC to organize public lecture on demystifying corruption

No Corruption3 The country seems to be losing the fight against corruption

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 Source: Jeffrey Nyabor, Contributor

Ghana, according to the 2019 Corruption Perception Index report by Transparency International, scored 41 points out of 100. The country's score in 2019 is not so much of an improvement of what it recorded in 2018.

Although the country performed better than over 30 others in the sub-region, it could not catch up with countries like South Africa, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe, among others.

Another report from anti-graft body, Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), discloses that the country loses close to US$3 billion to corruption annually.

Executive Director of GII, Linda Ofori-Kwafo says that although successive governments have made efforts to minimize corruption, more needs to be done to deal with the canker.

It is in this light that the Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF) in collaboration with the Ghana Anticorruption Coalition (GACC) is organizing a lecture centered on demystifying the public's perception about corruption.

The program, which is slated for Tuesday February 18, 2020 at the British Council Auditorium, will have Professor Christopher B. Yenkey as the main speaker.

Professor Christopher B. Yenkey is an assistant professor in the Sonoco International Business Department at the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business and a core faculty member of the Rule of Law Collaborative at the University of South Carolina's School of Law.

His research interests are in Economic Sociology, organizational theory, distrust, corruption, fraud, market development, social capital, diversity and segregation.

Currently, he is studying the effects of political violence and corruption on global capital flows, particularly to African countries.

The public lecture, which is on the theme "Demystifying Corruption," is expected to bring together stakeholders from various public sectors in the country.

The lecture will start at 3:30pm.

Source: Jeffrey Nyabor, Contributor
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