Ethics Case Study – 17

We all need accountability in our lives. No person is above the obligation of responsibility and no one should be exempt from giving an account for decision-making and behaviour. If done right, accountability can be greatly beneficial to growth and development in life, relationships and business.

The Scriptures teach that it is “a good and pleasant thing for people to live together in harmony” and that we should strive to agree with one another so that division is minimized and we are united in thought. Accountability is a tremendous vehicle to achieve these ends. Of course, not everyone shares a high view of accountability.

(a) Why is accountability a necessary evil for good governance? Discuss.

(b) There seems to be a fundamental contradiction between effectiveness and accountability. Comment.

20 marks / 250 words.

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