Thursday, February 10, 2011

How to End Corruption at the Ports in Africa- A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A Ghanaian reporter has captured the attention of Ghanaians in the past few days. Anas Aremeyaw Anas has produced a video showing the extent of corruption in Ghana (see these videos- broken up into 4 parts).

This has resulted in a lot of excited engagement from Ghana's President (see, who is otherwise a very bland speaker (see this in comparison: Whatever one thinks of Anas (and there are rumours he may have been on the government payroll), it appears that his one video will have much more of an effect than the zillions of reports and academic papers. My only problem with all of this is that the president sounds too much like a father scolding his errant children. Dad, I mean Mr. President--what you should do is announce that the Law Enforcement officers are going to have a continuous stream of undercover or sting operations, and all those caught from now on will be getting prison sentences, with assets confiscated and big fines imposed.

1 comment:

  1. Some analysts of corruption in developing countries argue that it is a question of too much government involvement. Others that the involvement is not of the right kind. In Africa, the state is generally very weak, with little effective regulation. Can you comment?
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