• Corruption, such as embezzlement, extortion and bribery, has major effects on society. It can occur at any level of society, including local and national governments, large and small businesses as well as our daily experiences with services, therein degrading the quality of the service.
  • It is not a notion isolated to developing nations. Rich countries have been known to be involved in corrupt practices worldwide.
  • Corruption in government ultimately leads to reduced credibility and puts public trust at risk.
  • It can lead to reduced expenditures on education and health as it may not be as easy to receive bribes in these areas.
  • Corruption reduces economic growth and development and discourages foreign investors who may not find credibility investing their finances into these countries.

  • Low wages, feeble job opportunities and the lack of stricter laws are some of the causes that fuel corruption.
  • A lack of transparency in political decisions, policies, the selection processes for promotions, income gaps and job contracts can trigger corrupt practices.
  • A lack of accountability and good governance spur corruption where individuals continue with their wrongdoing, without fear of being answerable to the public.
  • Illiteracy can prevent individuals from countering a system that is targeted to strip them off their rights.

  • Corruption can have corrosive impacts on the growth of business operations and the economic growth of a nation. It affects income distribution, leads to inequality and affects our credibility of governance to different extents.
  • Corruption has the potential to result in inequitable societies where people are demoralized and ail to receive fair treatment.
  • Corruption hampers foreign investments and is harmful to an economy.
  • Corruption has an indirect implication on the future of youth and how they go about achieving their goals if they were to be misled by wrong examples.

  • Fair regulation and transparency and a fair system of taxation are reasonable governmental measures that could circumvent issues associated with bribery and money laundering.
  • Introducing moral education into early curriculum increases student awareness at a young age to be mindful of their values as they mature into young adults.
  • Improve literacy levels and ensure education is made compulsory and accessible to all individuals and genders.
  • Ensure that public money is better utilized on improvements within areas of need such as healthcare and towards enhancing the quality of living.