Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu Reveals Why Politicians Are Corrupt
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, has stated that politicians sow seeds before accessing political offices in the country and so seek to reap whilst in office.
Speaking at a political engagement dubbed “Monetization of politics in Ghana”, the Suame Member of Parliament indicated that Ghanaians are to be blamed if politicians are corrupt.
He noted that the culture of demanding huge sums of money from politicians to get them into office is the root cause of corruption.
He clearly stated that “they” aren’t Santa Claus.
“You plant today, you want to reap tomorrow, that is the reality of our times”, he said.
“If a person is subjected to huge payments and the person gets elected, his party wins, he is made a minister, contracts are awarded, what do you think will happen, let us be realistic to ourselves and let us not pretend. He then decides that it is a seed he planted to reap.
“When you meet the person on the highway and rob him or her of all his or her possessions, before allowing him entry into that city; you thought he was Father Christmas, he gets there, you think he will not be looking forward to reimbursing himself for his next battle”, he said.
Hon. Kyei Mensah disagrees with enacting a new law to solve it, however, he votes for a sustainable solution to this problem.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini