Consequences of corruption
Illustration case of corruption
Mr. PK is a Chief Executive in a Government Agency in charge of assistance to natural disasters victims. According to the procedure, when a disaster occurs released funds must be handed to local officials of affected regions who distribute material to the population.
Due to a disaster that occurred two days ago, this institution has decided to allocate 110.000 USD in favor of impacted population. Mr. MM, is the head of 20,000 people’s agglomeration all impacted by a violent storm that has provoked important material damages and many lives losses. Despite this gloomy picture, carried away by the desire for corruption Messrs. PK and MM agree to share and hold for themselves half of the funds initially allocated to the needy. This act will unfortunately has as consequence more lives losses due to critical shortage of an appropriate quantity of foods and medicines that could have been bought with the hijacked funds.
Transparency International NGO based in Berlin, Germany, in its 2017 Global Corruption Annual Report noted that it is practiced in almost all countries under study. In fact, to evaluate a country, the experts of the NGO calculate an index of corruption’s perception in public administration, index that extends between 0 (very corrupt) and 100 (virtuous). Thus, the study found that 124 countries score less than 50 on the 180 surveyed countries and the world average is 43%.
These alarming illustration case challenges our awareness of the enormous impact that corruption has on a global scale. Our above illustration just shows us its negative impact in a small community of 20,000 people. You can now imagine for a moment the impact of corruption on a larger scale, in different areas of nations, companies, various organizations management systems. Imagine again for a moment what would happen if this practice came to an end? You have a part to play.
‘‘For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.’’