INFLUENCE OF CORRUPT ACTIVITIES ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN A SOUTHERN MUNICIPALITY IN GHANA (2019-2021)

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https://doi.org/10.51594/ijarss.v6i3.980

Abstract

The issue of corruption is an increasingly social problem that affects many sectors of the economy of nations. Ghana, over the years, has continued, to battle the menace of corruption. Meanwhile, reducing corruption levels can substantively improve the quality of human capital and bring about improvement in human development. This article highlights the situation of corrupt activities at the grassroots level from the year 2019 to 2021 in a southern municipality in Ghana. It also identifies factors that facilitate corrupt activities and the effects of corrupt activities on community development. Using convergent parallel design based on the mixed-methods approach, primary data were gathered through face-to-face interviews and questionnaires. The study concludes that corruption has become rampant and institutionalized at the district level, to the extent that it disproportionately affects the governance systems of institutions of local communities, whose primary existence is to improve the quality of life of its citizens. Based on this, the study recommends that to eradicate corruption, the state must end impunity and promote transparency and access to information.

Keywords: Effects, Corruption, Corrupt Activities, Community Development.

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2024-03-30

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