The US ambassador to Ghana, Peter Jackson, has said that the US remains committed to help Ghana put in place policies and reforms which would aid in eradicating corruption.
The ambassador made this known during the launch of the Corporate Governance Initiative in Accra Tuesday.
He said corruption is one of the biggest challenges inhibiting the progress of developing nations and thus the US would do its best to aid eradicate it in the public sector in Ghana.
He said the US and Ghana’s developing partners would provide all the assistance necessary to achieve this goal.
“In ensuring lasting economic and sustainable transformation, we need societal transformation and the citizens to say we’re tired of continuing doing things this way, we’re tired of paying bribes for services from our tax stocks.” he said.
Whilst no one would deny corruption is a huge problem in Ghana, there’s also a little question of Mr Jackson’s own corrupt country pledging to help us fight corruption.
We are talking about the country where bribing politicians is legal – as billionaires are allowed to pump all their money to elect their preferred candidate so the candidate would do what they (the billionaires) want and not the people.
We are talking about the country who just elected Donald J. Trump, one of the most corrupt businessmen of all time who bragged during campaigning that he had ‘bought’ all those running against him as he donated to them in the past. The man who refuses to relinquish control of his businesses now that he’s President so there’s no conflict of interest.
We have a corrupt society for sure but there’s something to be said about those living in glass houses throwing stones, Mr Jackson.