Kotoka International Airport Baggage Check-in Staff are Practising Big Time Corruption

The Ghanaian’s silly infatuation with bribery, extortion and corruption never abates regardless of the circumstance.

Now that the world is almost on a lockdown with businesses collapsing, airlines grounding their aircrafts with owners ordering their staff to proceed home on compulsory unpaid leave, etc., a detestable scenario is unfolding at the Kotoka airport in Ghana.

The luggage check-in staff of some of the few airlines still allowed into the country despite the outbreak of the fatal coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, are engaged in active corruption to enrich themselves.

The following is how they do it. Some of the airlines, especially the British Airways, have come out with a policy similar to that of promotion sales to attract more passengers to patronise their aircrafts.

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Ghana Vision 2020: The Successes And Failures

In 1995, the NDC government led by Jerry John Rawlings launched a vision 2020 document that was put together by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) as Ghana’s blue print for sustainable development. The long-term vision of the document was that “by the year 2020, Ghana would have achieved a balanced economy and middle-income country status and standard of living, with a level of development close to the present level of development in Singapore”.

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CHRAJ, others sign agreement to combat corruption, crime

Eleven key accountable institutions (KAIs) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate and exchange information to combat corruption and crime in the country.

The agreement was spearheaded by the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), with financial support from the Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-corruption Programme (ARAP), an EU-sponsored initiative.

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GII engages women in fight against corruption

The Ghana Integrity Initiative has begun advocacy directed at raising the next generation of females to be at the forefront of the anti-corruption fight.

The GII has identified that women will be the best to speak up against acts of corruption; as Transparency International researches point to females as the worst affected by the canker.

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Where lies the hope?

The state of affairs of our nation is a cause of worry and concern to every concerned citizen. This worries naturally raises the question, where lies the hope of this country as corruption engulf the entire social, political, economic and cultural institutions of this country; the very institutions mandated to make things right for our own betterment.

The family which is the basic unit of the society is mandated to procreate and socialize its members to become well-disciplined citizens of the society. However, the family itself needs to be socialized and disciplined as corruption hovers and smells around the family.

Most parents relent and neglect their responsibility towards their children. Parents who are role models for their children engage in smoking, drinking and barbaric behavior in the house.

Parents who are to inculcate moral values in the children are rather demoralized, hence losing the moral courage to shape the behavior of their children. The family is corrupt because its very foundation was or is fornication which results in pregnancy and that translates into the family with a single parent and abandoned children. So I ask, where lies the hope?

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Kpebu faults aspects of Amidu’s response to ASEPA on galamsey corruption

Private legal practitioner, Martin Kpebu, has criticised aspects of a reaction by the Office of the Special Prosecutor to a petition demanding it to investigate alleged acts of corruption in the fight against illegal mining.

Mr Kpebu says while the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, gives some cogent reasons for declining to investigate “thievery and corruption” allegations in the petition by the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA), he erred in the last paragraph of his response.

The paragraph in Mr Amidu’s statement that the human rights activist and lawyer was referring to reads: “A review of your letter of complaint, however, has led this office to the conclusion that the facts and conjectures upon which you underpin your complaints do not raise any issues of corruption and corruption-related offences as narrowly defined under section 79 of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959) to warrant an investigation by this office.”

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