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150 Words Essay On Corruption In Jamaica

Political corruption can feel daunting and remote. So can we really do anything about it? If we speak out about how we’re governed, we can.

We need to call on our politicians and public officials to be accountable for their actions. How can we trust them if we don’t know what they’re doing? We must demand that they put in place regulations which will force them to act openly. Then corruption can’t hide. And our trust in the political process will improve. When leaders act transparently, showing us clearly what they do, we can make informed choices when we vote. And we can hold them to account once elected. 

From grassroots groups to big organisations, civil society has a crucial role to play. We can monitor electoral campaigns and parties’ activities. If state resources are abused, we must report it. And if regulations to prevent corruption aren’t in place, we must demand them. Rules about politicians’ conflicts of interest, for example. Or regulations to stop corporate lobbying and political funding from distorting the democratic process. If companies publish their donations, they can show their contributions aren’t intended to win favours.

By speaking out, we can show that everyone gains from honest elections and open decision-making. Even politicians. Go back to the problem


Corruption is the abuse o% entrusted power %or pri+ate -ain. $t can be classi%ied as -rand  petty and political dependin- on the nature o% the action and the sector where it occurs. $t corrodes the %abric o% society. $t under*ines people/s trust in political and econo*ic syste*s institutions and leaders. $t can cost people their %reedo* %a*ily health *oney and so*eti*es their li+es.&he issue o% corruption

and its

abuse o% public o%%ice %or pri+ate -ain has attracted renewed interest both a*on- acade*ics and policy*aers. any -o+ern*ents in a*aica and other Caribbean territories ha+e be


 toppled because o% corruption. Globalization has created *assi+e opportunities %or the *isappropriation o% %un e3cessi+e pro%its and has o%ten been acco*panied by a chan-e %ro* a wellor-anized syste* o% corruption to a *ore chaotic and deleterious one.


 ha+e placed less e*phasis on political considerations in allocatin- %orei-n aid a*on-


 countries and ha+e paid *ore attention to cases in which aid %unds ha+e been *isused and ha+e not reached the poor.

Corruption have hit our school and homes, head on and there seem to be nothing that can be done about it.

,e as citizen o%ten wonder how can we %eel sa%e nowin- that the police o%%icer whoseduties is to ser+e and protect accept *oney %or 4ust about anythin-. 'ow can citizen %eel sa%enowin- that their e*bers o% parlia*ent and councilors will%ully participate in corruptacti+ities nowin- that corruption can i*pede de*ocracy and the rules o% law in a de*ocraticsyste*. &hose 5ublic institutions and o%%ices *ust there%ore lose their le-iti*acy when they*isuse their power %or pri+ate interest. Corruption *ay also result in ne-ati+e conseuences suchas encorin- cynicis* and reduction o% interest in political participation instability in the political parties reduction in political co*petition and transparency o% political decision *ain-.Corruption also support distortin- political de+elop*ent and sustainin- political acti+ity based on

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