The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has launched the second phase of its sensitisation programme on Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme (ARAP) for identifiable groups at Koforidua last Thursday.
It was under the theme “Citizens for Transparency and Accountability” with the objective of promoting good governance in Ghana by reducing corruption and improving accountability and compliance with the rule of law.
According to the Eastern Regional Director of the NCCE, Mr Alex Sackey, the public campaign, which began in 2018, would be undertaken in all the 32 administrative districts of the Eastern Region, in fulfillment of Commission’s role under the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP).
He said the regional directorate had projected to engage about 1,295 stakeholders through radio programmes, public announcements and other available media in the region this year.
Mr Sackey enumerated that some of the programmes rolled out are public discussions on responsibility of the citizenry in the fight against corruption, the role of key stake holders in the fight against corruption, the role of Public Complaints and Compliance, the role of the CHRAJ, Legal Aid, the Police Service, Office of the Special Prosecutor, Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and the Judiciary in the anti corruption crusade.
He said some of the targeted areas included educational institutions, lorry stations, hospitals, artisan groups, civil society organisations, People With Disabilities (PWDs), traditional authorities, churches and mosques.
Mr Sackey urged the district directors of NCCE to ensure that all stake holders are empowered to demand accountability from office holders.