Occupyghana: Ghana Hasn't Broken The Corruption Chain

Today is International Anti- Corruption Day, a UN sanctioned day to help the world reflect on the dangers of corruption.

The theme for this year's observation is " Break the corruption chain"

The UN's message in observing the day had two important paragraphs that makes us believe they had Ghana in mind; "Corruption is a complex social, political and economic phenomenon that affects all countries. Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability."

The second paragraph reads "Corruption attacks the foundation of democratic institutions by distorting electoral processes, perverting the rule of law and creating bureaucratic quagmires, whose only reason for existing is the soliciting of bribes.  Economic development is stunted because foreign direct investment is discouraged and small businesses within the country often find it impossible to overcome the "start-up costs" required because of corruption."

Instead of ridding itself of the shameful tag of the new Gold Coast of corruption, Ghana under the current dispensation has witnessed countless acts of high level corruption, political corruption that is, until news broke of judicial corruption.  The latter drove the last nail in the coffin of corruption not to bury it, but to keep it alive. The last resort for citizens to address grand political corruption was hugely compromised, strengthening rather than helping to break the chain of corruption.

OccupyGhana® however remains resolute that right thinking Ghanaians will not hope against hope but will find solace in the hearts and minds of the very few upright men and women in all levels and branches of government who are determined to end the corruption. And, we urge every Ghanaian to join in the fight to break our chain of corruption.

OccupyGhana® will ensure that there is finality to the litany of administrative infractions and corrupt acts we have identified and provided leadership, both administrative and legal in dealing with them. OccupyGhana® will help break the chain of corruption for God and Country.

Yours in the service of occupying minds for God and Country