By Anthony Apubeo, GNA
Sept. 22, GNA – Ms Dorcas Atia, the Talensi District Director of the National
Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has called on the public to boldly
demand accountability from duty bearers.
failure for the citizens to consistently check on the activities of their
leaders has over the years bred corruption and led to the underdevelopment of
Director was speaking to residents of Yameriga Community in the Talensi
District of the Upper East Region, at a community durbar on public
accountability and environmental governance, organized by the NCCE as part of
the Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme (ARAP) with
funding from the European Union (EU).
corroding the gains of the economy and the country loses huge sums of money and
resources through this canker, partly because of the failure of citizens to
demand accountability from duty bearers”, she said.
She said for
the country to end corruption and minimize its impact, there is the need for
all citizens to check the activities of people in leadership positions and
boldly report cases of corrupt acts to the appropriate authorities for action
to be taken.
Director said corruption could be noticed in every sector of the economy
including education, employment, and implementation of government flagship
programmes among others and has adversely affected the wellbeing and growth of
Alagpulinsa, the Regional Principal Investigator at the Commission on Human
Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), said corruption unchecked would
create a hopeless society, hence the need for it to be curtailed.
He said it is
the right and the responsibility of all citizens to help fight corruption by
willingly reporting, naming and shaming people who are indulged in acts of
bribery and corruption.
said laws and Acts like the Whistle Blowers Act of 2006, Act 720, were being
enacted to protect people who fought acts of corruption and urged the public to
boldly report acts of corruption to the mandated institutions.
CHRAJ, Office of the Special Prosecutor, Attorney General, Ghana Police
Service, traditional authorities, local authorities and others as institutions
one could report cases of alleged corruption to for proper investigation and