So my next series of questions: How do you suppose this issue should be addressed and corrected? What is your proposed course of action? Is sitting back, chattering amongst yourselves helping?

Corruption as you put it is not indigenous to your area. It can be found anywhere there is power and power brokers. Power can beget corruption. That is not to say that all "power" is corrupt.

How we combat it is what makes the difference.

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