By Philip Kwasi Banini, Board Director of Xenos Media and Co-founder and Director of Research and Advocacy of iWatch Africa.
Value Personal, Public Integrity in the Fight Against Corruption.
Corruption has become the way of life of the rank and file of society. This threatens the development and transformation of Ghana, speaking at the second cohort of the annual integrity school organized by the Ghana Integrity Initiative, Philip Banini urged participants especially the youth to uphold moral and personal value as ethics in fighting corruption in the country.
“We need to look at the value of personal and public integrity. No nation can develop if corruption is a way of life for the rank and file of society. The problem of corruption is systematic. It is a way of life, very difficult to uproot and that is the challenge we face as a country. If on the other hand, integrity becomes a value that permeates society, Ghana will develop”
The annual Integrity School was initiated in 2019 to instill in the youth, good moral principles of integrity, transparency and accountability and create spaces for them to interact and engage on issues of anti-corruption in governance.
Funded by Global Affairs, Canada, the programme also aims at building a generation of anti-corruption change agents or champions who would sustain the crusade against corruption and create an alumni network for continues dialogue among beneficiaries.
Philip Banini advised the youth to unite with common vision and with principles of Integrity, transparency and accountability to drive the development of Ghana in the positive direction.