One of the driving forces for building an independent Wales is that it would be a better Wales. A place where those in power are accountable and answerable to the people for their actions.
At the moment we have far too many unaccountable people who misuse their power and privilege for their own personal benefit rather than the wider community.
The latest corrupt little empire to be exposed is the quaintly named Caldicot and Wentlooge Levels Internal Drainage Board. This public body, which was supposed to maintain the Gwent Levels with its £1.8m a year budget, seemed more like a social club for a select few. It organised visits to Venice and Northern Ireland, where 37 people went on a bit of a jolly for staff, board members and their families. Nice.
Despite the veneer of accountability and purpose, this was essentially a body out of control. Think back to Plas Madoc Communities First, another "rogue" organisation meant to improve the lives of people on one of Wales's most deprived estates. Its coordinator Miriam Beard fleeced the organisation and lined her own family's pockets at the expense of that community.
Another "one-off" was Rhondda Life, which also squandered millions of cash designed to improve an impoverished community.
Perhaps the most notorious recent example, which managed to combine nepotism, political corruption, financial wrongdoing and sexual harassment in one heady brew, was AWEMA. Not so much a group helping ethnic minorities in Wales as one helping one particular family and being shielded from criticism by their links with the Labour government.
All these organisations have budgets of millions, each employ their own little chief executive and finance director and head of personnel and what have you. These wages and the offices they need to occupy inevitably swallows up the lion's share of the budget, leaving little to actually make a difference in the communities they are purporting to help.
All these organisations churn out annual reports, as is required as a condition of future funding, in which glossy colour report piles upon professionally designed report. But how many of these little empires are achieving anything beyond creating jobs for a select few?
With the exception of Miriam Beard at Plas Madoc, nobody has yet been jailed or even charged with misuse of public money despite clear evidence to the contrary in many cases.
A better Wales will sweep away this kind of nepotism and croneyism.