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Assessing the Prevalence, Cause and Consequences of Corruption in Dagmawi Minilk Sub-City, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Assessing the Prevalence, Cause and Consequences of Corruption in Dagmawi Minilk Sub-City, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
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Author(s): Endalsasa Belay Abitew (Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia)
Copyright: 2020
Volume: 7
Issue: 1
Pages: 10
Source title: International Journal of Political Activism and Engagement (IJPAE)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Susheel Chhabra (Periyar Management and Computer College, India)
DOI: 10.4018/IJPAE.2020010103

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Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence, cause and consequences of corruption in Dagawi Minilk Sub-City, Bahir Dar. Primary data were gathered from 103 employees using questionnaires and from 5 key informants through interviews. The results of the study confirmed that corruption forms such as bribery, nepotism and favoritism) are frequently occurring in the sub-city. Low payment scales, absence of exemplary leadership, lack of effective supervisions, ineffective institutional accountability were the major causes of corruption. Embezzlement of public resources, delaying in delivering services, lowering quality of service, worsening income inequality undermines the legitimacy of the government were also identified as the major adverse consequences of corruption. This study recommends that improving institutional accountability, increasing salary and selecting exemplary leaders is paramount important.

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