A development Advocate, Bagzaa Naa Alhassan Issahaku has urged the general public to continue to work on innovative ways to win the battle against corruption.
According him, corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies.
Bagzaa Naa therefore indicates there is the need to fully address the corrosive effects of corruption in order to have any hope of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
He said the SDGs is aimed at achieving economic, social and environmental sustainability by 2030 but corruption has the potential to undermine the successful implementation of all 17 goals.
Bagzaa Naa said without meaningful action against corruption, progress towards the goals is likely to be extremely limited, thereby hampering economic growth, increasing inequality and inhibiting prosperity.
He said corruption is not only practiced at the highest level of governance in the country but within the communities and societies.
‘’When we talk of corruption, we are only looking into the eyes of people who are placed into very high level of political dispensation which is not so, because corruption is everywhere’’.
Bagzaa Naa who is passionate about development laments how people want to turn rich overnight which sometimes force them to do the wrong things.
He has therefore appealed to religious leaders, traditional rulers, family heads to leave transparent lives and as well save the future.
‘’Living transparent life cannot be hundred percent achievable but we should try as much as possible and pull up our weight so that tomorrow will be best, otherwise our children and grandchildren will not forgive us for doing the wrong thing’’, he stressed.
BY: LILIAN D. WALTER