Corruption and Culture in Ghana: Mission Impossible or an Interesting Challenge

  • Stephen Armah


This chapter focused on the inter-relationships between culture and corruption as it applies to Ghana. It used short stories/anecdotes to describe how a culture of apathy that has seeped into Ghanaian economic realities is creating opportunities for corruption and making the development challenge harder to confront. It discussed the literature suggestions about how to handle perverse culture that seems to nurture corruption and hamper growth. The chapter then identified the limitations of the literature suggestions and the plausible alternatives that offer more pragmatic avenues for limiting corruption by directly trying to undermine or change perverse cultural practices through changing mindsets via education, leadership with integrity and the smart use of technology.


Apathy Mindsets Education Corruption and culture 


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