Corruption, despite it being one of the frequently occurring topics discussed across the continent, is not unique to Africa. Also, it did not originate in Africa. However, its effects, especially when it comes to the misuse of public funds, are more pronounced on the continent given how it robs citizens of having functional infrastructure and public services.
Given corruption's negative effects on public service delivery, is it something we can completely stop?
In this episode of The Tefo Mohapi Show, I have an in-depth discussion with Oby Ezekwesili to help us understand the origins of corruption in Afrika, the incentives that exist to help it spread, and some ways we can curb it. Ezekwesili also shares some thoughts on how we can fix politics.