Corruption affects us all. It weakens our democracy and trust in our leaders; it eats away at our ethics and corrodes our moral fibre; it discourages public and private investment and reduces its efficiency thus slowing growth and development.
But the people who suffer the consequences of corruption most grievously are those who depend upon public resources for their wellbeing. To be dependent on the government for housing, health care, education, security and welfare makes the poor most vulnerable to corruption, which can deprive them of their constitutional rights.
“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” Mahatma Gandhi