Ghanaians advised to help fight corruption

MR.RICHARD  QUAYSON-ACTING  COMMISSIONER-CHRAJ.Mr. Ahmed Tijani, Savelugu-Nanton Municipal Director of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, (CHRAJ), has advised citizens to assist the government to fight corruption.

“They can do this by reporting all corrupt acts to the appropriate institutions for action to be taken against the perpetrators,” he said.

Speaking at a durbar on anti- corruption for Moglaa and Langa communities in the Tolon District of the Northern Region, Mr. Tijani said money, valuable goods in the form of gifts, favours and promises were tools used in corrupt practices, and should be avoided.

He said the fight against corruption was not the duty of one individual, institution or the government, but a collective responsibility of all Ghanaians.

The durbar aimed at helping to eliminate corruption in the country it brought together key stakeholders such as chiefs, accountability institutions, civil society organisations (CSOs) and community members.

The participants discussed the various socio-economic practices hindering the fight against corruption.

Madam Rachel Gyabaah, Programme Officer of SEND Ghana, said as part of the fight against corruption, the Integrity Initiative, Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition and SEND Ghana had implemented an activity named ‘Accountable Democratic Institutions and Systems Strengthening (ADISS).

ADISS is being implemented in 50 districts across the 10 regions for four years to increase government accountability.

She said ADISS is also to renew and build upon on-going anti-corruption efforts and increase the capacities of anti- corruption CSOs to motivate citizens to apply pressure on policy makers and institutions with the aim of reducing corruption.


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