By Anthony Apubeo, GNA
Sept. 22, GNA – The Kassena-Nankana West District Office of the National
Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has held a forum on corruption for the
Kazigu community of Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region
Speaking to the
chiefs and people at the forum Mr Robert Danpare, the District Director of the
Commission, said corruption is crippling the economy and creating
underdevelopment in all spheres of life.
To end the
challenge, he said, there is the need for all to assist by boldly reporting
acts of bribery and corruption and people involved in alleged corrupt acts for
investigation and prosecution.
sensitization programme on public accountability and environmental governance
was organized by the Commission and it formed part of the Accountability, Rule
of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme (ARAP) being sponsored by the European
urged citizens to be concerned and expose the ills and fraudulent practices in
society that is hampering the development and wellbeing of the country.
also advised the citizens to adhere to good environmental and sanitation
practices to protect natural resources such as the water bodies, land as well
as build Water, Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) facilities to help end open
Abdul-Jafaru, the Director of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative
Justice (CHRAJ) in charge of the Kassena-Nankana Municipal and Kassena-Nankana
West District, said many people are willing to fight corruption but are afraid
He said the
state has passed laws and acts including the Whistle Blowers’ Act of 2006, Act
720, to help protect citizens in the fight against corruption and urged the
public to be bold to report people involved in acts of bribery and corruption.
urged the public to lodge complaints of corruption to mandated institutions
such as the CHRAJ, the Attorney General, Office of the Special Prosecutor,
Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), the Ghana Police Service and the
National Media Commission among others for investigation.
Kazigu Pe Paare
Kuuri Asangechera Aluah, the Divisional Chief of Buru-Kazigu, said corruption
is a major obstacle to our progress adding that there is the need for more
effort to be made towards ending it.
He urged the
public to eschew acts of corruption and work towards the total development of
the community and the country.