Causes Of Corruption In Cameroon

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After independence, most African countries continues the ruling of the states based on institutions and laws inherited during colonialism. Most of these states centralized political, economic power and nation building was at the heart of their policies. Nation building was perceived as a way of bringing together tribes that were divided by artificial boundaries created by the colonial masters. This was a major step towards achieving development in the country. Statism was therefore adopted in Cameroon under Amadu Ahidjo as the solution to fight against discrimination, poverty, marginalization and consequently the best way to handle the post-colonial state and has also been used by the present regime headed by Biya to foster integration especially with the marginalization of the English-speaking part of the country. Fifty years after independence, statism as a development model has produced the opposite of its result in Cameroon. It has led to a highly centralized system with power concentrated in the hands of a few, created a sophisticated bureaucracy which has ensured the continuous expansion of corruption in the country. The essay will try to examine the concept of corrupt by looking at various perspectives to the concept, investigate the cause and factors that facilitate the continuous expansion of corruption in Cameroon while taking into consideration the complex relations that are created and the different context and perceptions of corruption. The essay will examine

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