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I Weep When I See the Youth Involved in Corrupt Practices – Prof. Nelson Buah

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Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Professor John Nelson Buah, has called on tertiary students to take the font role lead in the fight against corruption.

This, he said, would help Ghana build a new generation of incorruptible leader.

“Sometimes when I look at the level of corruption happening in this country, I become worried but I become more worried when I see the youth entangled in corrupt acts. I always thought when the older generations of corrupt leaders are wiped out, Ghana would be a better place but when I see the youth involved, I look at my children and i weep pity for them,” he said.

Professor Buah made this remark when Ghana’s ace investigative journo, Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eyes team in collaboration with UCC SRC and ATL fm premiered one of Anas’s  investigative undercovers at Auditorium 900 of the University of Cape Coast.

The Pro-Vice Chancellor therefore charged tertiary students to develop the thick skin to expose and condemn corrupt practices.

The investigative documentary, titled, “Soul Taker” uncovered corrupt practices that go on at the Driver’s and Vehicle Licenses Authority (DVLA) across the country.

The 12-month investigative documentary also uncovered how corrupt DVLA officials took monies and issued licenses to people they had not seen but were represented by their monies. These people included mad people, physically challenged people who could not drive, market women and foreigners.

It has been estimated that 1441 people have been killed in nine months from road accident, and most of the accidents could be linked to unprofessional conduct by some drivers.

This alarming statistics raise questions about how some unscrupulous people are able to obtain licenses, but the undercover revealed the mess at the DVLA and its potential reason for the upsurge of road accidents in the country.

Though many participants at the premier were a bit disappointed because they were expecting to see Anas in person, they could not hide their delight for this masterpiece by Anas and his Tiger Eye team.

Acting SRC president of the University of Cape Coast, Francis Kwabena Arthur on his part bemoaned the level of partisan politics in students politics but was hopeful the synergy between the SRC and Tiger Eye would go a long way to shape the lives of the young generation.

This, he said, would revive the lost hope in the fight against corruption in Ghana.

Kwabena Arthur, on behalf of students, thanked Anas and his Tiger Eye team for choosing the University of Cape Coast his this eye revealing documentary.

Story by: Abdul-Karim Mohammed Awaf(Fayar)

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