The Causes And Consequences Of Corruption In South Sudan

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Corruption is often spoken as serious illness as well as ‘cancer’, or ‘the AIDS of democracy’ (Johnston, 1998). It stretches out continuously from official to official and from agency to agency, undermining institutions until the political system suddenly fall. Corruption must be eradicated in order for the system to go back to normal health. Corruption happened to be problem to some societies yet it is not an issue to other societies whereas it can lead to social, political and economic collapse. World Bank (1997) reveals solid evidence on the causes and consequences of corruption. For instance, investment, economic growth, environmental and social welfare. However, as long as corruption exists in many countries, there is a need for anti-corruption policies, yet Combating corruption need a proper understanding of the causes and consequences. This study aims at assessing the causes and the consequences of corruption, the case of selected institutions in Juba, South Sudan. These are; South Sudan Nationality Police service (SSNPS); Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Immigration (DNPI); South Sudan Customs Service (SSCS); Ministry of Finance, and Economic Planning (MoFEP); Judiciary of South Sudan (JOSS); South Sudan’s Legislative Assembly (SSLA); and South Sudan Anti – Corruption Commission (SSACC). 1.1 Background of the Study Dobel (1978) defines corruption based on five theorists such as Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, and Machiavelli and Rousseau as “the moral

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