By: Daniel Aforo
For many years, the World Bank, IMF and other international donor organizations have complained about corruption on the continent of
Indeed, the continent has record cases of corruption which have affected politicians, public and civil servants, individuals, religious bodies and pagans like. The canker has called for public criticism from many quarters lambasting their leaders and the inhabitants.
There is an adage in
It is believed that after taking over the noble job, he vowed to tackle government corruption in some countries receiving aid by bypassing their administration. With this, is on record that he has suspended aid assistance to many countries perceived to be corrupt which have angered some European governments.
Well, did Mr. Wolfowitz know that the canker could also rock him right on the face?. Now, corruption is stinking right under the nose of the capo bringing shame to the entire structure of the Bank. Is important for him and his cohorts to remove the log in their eyes before they remove the speck on the eyes of developing poor.
Currently, Wolfowitz is under pressure for his role he played in arranging a pay hike for his companion Shaha Riza, when he was a
There is a split decision among the bank officials as some are calling for his resignation others are still in favour for his tenure.
Forty senior former World Bank officials have called on him to give up his up his post claiming “he had lost trust and respect”. In a letter to the Financial Times, it continued that “we believe he can no longer be an effective leader”.
Additionally, officials in
Much as all are waiting for the outcome, it’s important for all those leaving in a glass house not to be casting stones.
The developing poor ought to understand that their destiny is in their own hands, hence political good will, courage, and commitment is a major key that would alleviate them from economic shackles.
Participation by the indigenous is a paramount factor which could help a country. Therefore the need to include people not only from one political divide but all sections rather than giving appointments to cronies, sympathizers, relatives, etc who lack the performing skill and knowledge.
Parading on the IMF, World Bank and other charity institutions are not the medication that could ease the economic pains of poor countries especially
The writer is a member of the Association of Young Journalists and Writers (AYJW), and social worker.