Folks what learned from Adeola Fayehum video clips are that corruption everywhere in Africa had the same faces. Especially the medical malpractices are at highest levels, its alarming rate telling a lot. What we see here from these narratives is that African doctors, pharmaceutical firms schemes, drained medicine from public domain. The sabotages by saboteurs have been rampant, public goods siphoned into private realms has dvastated the public health institutions. The question is what’s left for the good of the common people? In our region someone told me during my last visit to our home country that “going to hospital in Gambella, is compared to one taking suicide of himself’’ meaning, one ricks a lot going to the hospital’’ because one might be contracted with different kind of deadly diseases due to poor sanitation, lack of hospital bedding, care, lack of food, medicines in the hospitals, deliberate diversion of prescriptions to private pharmacies by doctors. It may seem little, but serious corruption that needs to be tackled right on. What president Magufuli of Tanzania has been doing now as a start in the right direction, the result so far is encouraging. But he needs more political supports from the political communities. A pragmatic policies approach is more preferred with the rule of law as the guiding principles, to deter would be criminals from draining public goods into private spheres.
By Amhare Gilo