Greatest threat we face to the stability of our nation today

Greatest threat we face to the stability of our nation today
Published: 10 August 2015 (1069 Views)
There is little doubt in my mind that the greatest threat we face to the stability of our nation, and consequently to us as individuals, is corruption.

To try to deal with this threat, we have to look at the causes, nothing new in that, but we cannot be sidetracked by either Political correctness or by perceived causes, which are always put forward as substantive reasons behind the emergence of corruption and poor political leadership.

There is little doubt that the main threat to security in your community and in many parts of the country is the rise of self-centred, corrupt political leadership.

This has got nothing to do with the vast majority of wonderful people who follow these politicians and their parties, but everything to do with people who have highjacked them for their own purpose. But we do have to accept, in my view that this is the greatest threat.

We also have to be very careful about identifying certain reasons i.e. poverty, isolation.

lack of education, worklessness  as being causal in the development of corrupt leadership. In my personal experience over the last 35 years, it can be clearly seen that there are many instances of very wealthy, integrated and highly educated people becoming involved in corruption, perhaps no greater example of this than most of these politicians.

However, there are many more such examples, the origins of many of corruption, poor leadership lay in the wealthy educated fringes of university life in Europe and beyond.  This certainly highlights the fact that we need to look far beyond the generally perceived reasons for people being corrupted. Once having done so then perhaps we have a small chance of dealing with the problem as a people.


- Innocent Ndibali, ZUPA

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