The Wages of Corruption

The Wages of Corruption

Sammy Oke Akombi

Corruption is endemic in Cameroon. Twice, Transparency International have accorded the country the infamous first place in corruption. As one of many concerned Cameroonians, Sammy Oke Akombi was moved and they realized that something was in fact wrong somewhere and something had to be done somehow. This collection of short stories is his contribution to the collective resolve by concerned Cameroonians to wage a war against this most unusual friend of fairness. The stories seek to elicit awareness about a social ill that is ironically championed by the very politicians, functionaries, educator, leaders and power elite whose duty it is to keep society healthy and on the rails. The stories are on corruption in different segments of society and about the people who perpetrate it. Almost everyone is immersed in it and so must make every effort to resurface from it. It takes only the will to stay alive because the wages of corruption like any other sin can only be death.

ISBN 9789956558476 | 128 pages | 203 x 127 mm | 2009 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback

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“This is an exciting collection of stories brilliantly narrated … on some burning issues of societal morality. The issues of governance and corruption are permanent on the agenda for discussion where two or three Cameroonians congregate. In this work Sammy Oke Akombi has made an invaluable contribution to that national debate. The moral lesson conveyed here is strong. When shall Cameroonians be humans again? When shall we learn the age old truth that we were designed to be one another’s keeper? And that this will be possible only when we have a cleaner, safer and morally healthier community of decent people. Or is that too utopian?”

The RT. REV. Dr. Nyansako Ni-Nku, Moderator of Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC) and former President, All African Conference of Churches (AACC)

About the Author

Sammy Oke Akombi

Sammy Oke Akombi is Cameroonian, born in Tinto, Manyu Division. He was educated at the Teachers colleges in Batibo and Nyasoso respectively, the Bilingual Grammar School, Buea, the University of Lagos, Nigeria and the University of Warwick, U.K. He holds an M.A in ELT and is an honorary Fellow in Writing of the University of Iowa, USA. He is currently the Director of the Southwest Provincial Linguistic Centre, Buea, Cameroon.

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