NCCE takes anti-corruption campaign to the police

The Asante-Akim South Municipal office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has engaged the municipal police command on its anti-corruption campaign.

The exercise forms part of the Anti-corruption, Rule of Law and Accountability Programme (ARAP) being implemented by the commission in line with the National Anti-corruption Action Plan (NACAP).

 It is a five year programme funded by the European Union (EU) and the goal is to build the capacity of the NCCE and the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to conduct campaigns, advocate and lobby for increased accountability and a reduction in corruption.

Mr Emmanuel Victor Boadu, a Principal Civic Education Officer of the NCCE said the fight against corruption would not be successful, if the citizenry did not take active part in the crusade to expose perpetrators.

He said it was a collective responsibility of all stakeholders to join the campaign, underlining the need for Ghanaians to show their indignation for the canker by rejecting and exposing corrupt practices in society.

He downplayed the perception that corruption was only rife among politicians and government officials, adding that the menace was prevalent in private entities including religious bodies.

Mr Boadu quoted article 41 of the 1992 constitution which enjoined “Everybody to work conscientiously in his or her lawfully chosen occupation and also to protect and preserve public property and expose and combat misuse and waste of public funds” to buttress his point.

He reminded the police of the key role they played in crime combat including; the elimination of corruption and charged them to do more to rid society of the scourge.

Mr Andrew Anyani, the Municipal Police Commander said ARAP was a laudable initiative that required the support of all well-meaning Ghanaians.

He said corruption was not limited to only bribery and extortion but also nepotism, cronyism, fraud, embezzlement and called for public support to deal decisively with the canker.

He commended the NCCE for the exercise and urged the commission to reach out to more Ghanaians. 

Source: GNA

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