Public Procurement, Corruption and the Crisis of Governance in Africa

Public Procurement, Corruption and the Crisis of Governance in Africa
epub | 943.62 KB | English | Isbn:B08WWQ14D1 | Author: Nirmala Dorasamy, Omololu Fagbadebo | PAge: 364 | Year: 2021


Description:

This book establishes a nexus between corruption in public procurement and the prevailing crisis of governance in Africa. The African continent is characterised by the growing concern for the deteriorating human security. In the midst of these woes, African political leaders are known for their stupendous wealth and riches through expropriation of national resources for personal benefits. This growing inequality in the continent has become a major driver for a series of violent and criminal activities, which have added to the worsening governance crisis. Thus, the abuse of public power for advancing private gain constitutes an impediment to effective public service delivery, thereby engendering a crisis of governance. The consequence of this is not limited to the socio-economic growth and welfare of citizens, but it often also jeopardizes the dematic credentials and objectives of the state.