By Stephen Asante, GNA
Old Tafo (Ash),
Sept. 22, GNA - The chiefs and people of the Tafo Municipality in the Ashanti
Region, have undergone a day's training to build their capacity for active
participation in the effort to stem corruption.
sponsored by the European Union (EU), was held under the auspices of the
National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE).
is a canker that needs not to be tolerated since it is a destroyer of any
progressive society," Mr Fred Obeng, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE),
said in his opening address at Tafo Mile Three.
He said the
citizenry should strive to demonstrate patriotism in the on -going
citizens, we are required not to condone practices that tend to dissipate our
resources. We must be determined to protect the public purse at all
times," Mr Obeng said.
He urged the
people to support government to overcome the canker for sustainable
Frimpong, the Chief of Old Tafo, said there is the need for the people to
expose corrupt practices in the society.
They should not
be afraid to name and shame those involved in the act to help deter other
people from engaging in such practices.
Mensah, a Legal Officer of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative
Justice (CHRAJ), speaking on the 'Anti-Corruption Rule of Law and
Accountability Programme (ARAP) and Environmental Governance', advised the
people to be conversant with the relevant laws dealing with corruption in all
Suraka, the Municipal NCCE Director, said the Commission was determined to whip
up the enthusiasm of all to join the anti-corruption fight.
It was for this
reason that they were embarking on the nationwide education exercise to
sensitize the masses on the dangers of the canker.