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CSUC Holds 2nd Public Lecture On Corruption

The Christian Service University College (CSUC) has organized its second public lecture on the theme: ‘The Menace of corruption in Ghana.’
The lecture was delivered in two sessions. The first part was delivered by Prof. Emmanuel Martey, former moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana on the sub-topic: ‘Institutional corruption in Ghana; the reality, causes and effects.’ The second lecture was on ‘the efficacy of anti-corruption measures in Ghana: What is missing and the way forward.’ It was delivered by Mr. Kenneth Ashigbey, CEO of the Graphic Communications Group Limited.
President of the CSUC, Prof. Sam Afrane welcomed students, media, invited guests and the general public to the event.
Prof. Afrane explained the CSUC’s motivation for organizing the lecture was to fulfill its social responsibility function as a knowledge-sharingcommunityby setting the stage for debate and consensus-building on critical issues that affect the well-being of the society and thereby contribute to the education of the citizenry.
Rev. Prof Martey, in his delivery, indicated that the culture in Ghana where gifts are exchanged for various services rendered as a sign of appreciation is being wrongly imported into institutions culminating in corporate corruption of the proportions everyone is condemning.
Mr. Ken Ashigbey attributed the corruption malaise in Ghana partly to the indifferent attitude of citizens with regards to rooting out the scourge.
“Citizens have become too passive and non-responsive to corruption,” Mr. Ashigbey added.
On the basis of the deliberations, the speakers all commended the CSUC for holding the public lecture as it provided a forum to educate young minds and encourage them to desist from similar practices when given positions of trust.
The public lecture was well attended by over 200 participants comprising community leaders, media personnel, students and other invited guests.

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