Corruption Watch has released it’s latest annual corruption report titled ‘The Writing is on the Wall’ which exposes corrupt individuals intent on abusing their power and looting public resources in key sectors.
David Lewis, the executive director of Corruption Watch said corruption resulted in dysfunctional local government which devastated the public health and water sectors as a result, lives will be lost indicating the direct consequence of corruption.
“We release this report in the midst of a global and national crisis of unprecedented proportions. The crisis has thrown into sharp relief the deadly consequences of corruption, lives that would have been saved will now be lost as a direct consequence of corruption,” he said.
Lewis added that the public must remain vigilant and committed to exposing corruption in the same manner they are committed to limit the spread of COVID-19.
“Even as life is dominated by the necessity to limit the spread of the virus, we must also remain ready to play our role,” he said.
In 2019, the organisation stated that it received 10 corruption reports a day and the numbers were as follows:
- Policing sector had 12%
- Schools had 10%
- Mining, traffic and licensing had 9%
- Healthcare had 4%
Corruption Watch said these allegations of corruption primarily featured bribery 17%, procurement corruption 16% and mismanagement of funds 15%, all these impacted negatively on the delivery of services and denied people of their basic socio-economic rights.
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