NCCE: Stop one man political party funding

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has suggested that funding of political party campaigns and activities must be borne by the entire membership to reduce the high rate of corruption in the country.

It raised concerns over activities of political parties mostly funded by wealthy individual members and leaders who in turn recoup their financial losses after winning power promoted acts of corruption.

The Commission called for mechanisms in place that require members to contribute their quota financially each month and which monies could be used to foot some expenses within the party.

 Nicholas Ofori Boateng, Central Regional Director of NCCE, made the suggestion that formed part of a ten-point communiqué issued at the end of a focus group discussion on ending corruption by stakeholders in the electoral processes.

He was speaking at a community durbar on accountability and environmental governance at New Ebu in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District of the Central Region.

Speaking on the need to help fight corruption together as a nation, Mr Boateng advised the citizenry “to abstain from all acts of corruption as it stalled growth and development and emptied the national coffers”. He encouraged them to renew their attitudes, behaviours, and develop positive thinking and right attitudes to dispel corrupt acts.

“We must also report cases relating to corruption and they will be duly rewarded and protected when necessary, reporting crime is the prime duty and role of every citizen,” he noted and condemned the perception and notion that “corrupt acts are mainly perpetuated by top officials and security agencies since the shameful act can be found in all spheres of the nation.

“The ultimate beneficiaries of anti-corruption are the citizenry and we must unite to end corruption in the country,” Mr Boateng stressed.

 Regina Addy, an official of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) explained the whistle blowing acts and mechanism of anti-corruption and urged the citizenry to report acts of corruption to appropriate agencies. -GNA

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