By Emmanuel Gamson, GNA
(NE/R), Oct 07, GNA - The East Mamprusi Municipal Directorate of the National
Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has called on the citizenry to report
any acts of corruption to the appropriate institutions for action to be taken
Mr Abu Alhassan
Nassam, East Mamprusi Municipal Director of the NCCE, who made the call, said
corruption hindered development in the country, and indicated that reporting
such acts to the appropriate institutions would help significantly reduce the
canker in the country.
He was speaking
at a durbar on public accountability and environmental governance, organised by
the NCCE at Kukugbini-Gambaga in the East Mamprusi Municipality of the North
East Region as part of its implementation of the Accountability, Rule of Law
and Anti-corruption Programme (ARAP).
the day’s durbar included persons with disabilities, Assembly and Unit
Committee members, traditional authorities, faith-based organisations, women
groups, and ARAP stakeholders.
sponsored by the European Union, seeks to promote good governance by reducing
corruption and improving on accountability and compliance with the rule of law.
seeks to green the environment and encourage the citizens to practice good sanitation
to improve on their health
educated participants on the legal regimes related to public accountability to
enable them contribute meaningfully to reduce corruption in the country.
Sawyer, East Mamprusi Municipal Director of the Commission on Human Rights and
Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), who spoke on the Whistle-blower’s Act, said
corruption was on the rise among institutions, which was making life difficult
for the citizenry.
encouraged members of the public to make it a habit to report impropriety in
their communities to help accelerate development and improve on the living
standards of the people.
He assured them
that they were fully protected under the Whistle-blower’s Act against
victimization for reporting corrupt practices to the right institutions and
urged them not to feel intimidated by threats from corrupt culprits.
Mr Mark Gumah,
Environmental Health Officer of the East Mamprusi Municipal Assembly, urged
members of the public to protect the environment and desist from activities
that degrade it.