The costs of corruption are enormous. When those tasked with responsible management of the public purse are merely yes-men who have no problem with inflating costs so that they can take their cut along the way, it's the public who ultimately pays.
Corruption Watch has released a satirical animation video that highlights how corruption affects us all and why it matters to hold our leaders to account.
“#Wepay” is the product of a partnership between Corruption Watch and a team of animators, script writers and comedians. It aims to demonstrate how small and large acts of corruption can have dire consequences. The message is packaged in an entertaining and lively style, using animated ostriches, dancing sheep and officials with cabbage heads to show how government works and what happens when things go wrong. At the same time, the video educates the public about the way in which public money is allocated and spent, and that when it is misused, it amounts to depriving the public of what is rightfully theirs.
Comedians add local flavour and humour to the script and narration, and the use of animation is a highly effective way of simplifying complex issues. The result is funny, irreverent, informative and thought-provoking, leaving people to mull over its content long after watching it.
Video by Corruption Watch