NCCE ENGAGES GHANAIANS ON ANTI-CORRUPTION, RULE OF LAW AND ACCOUNTABILITY

NCCE ENGAGES GHANAIANS ON ANTI-CORRUPTION, RULE OF LAW AND

  ACCOUNTABILITY

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) as part of its outlined activities for the year will from next month April to May, 2018 roll out intensive public education on Accountability, Rule of law and Anti-corruption programme (ARAP) in all 216 districts across the country. The nationwide engagements seek to promote good governance in Ghana by reducing acts of corruption, improving accountability and compliance with the rule of law.

Corruption, a global menace and related issues have dominated the public discourse in recent times. Many have had cause to lament the repeated acts of corruption in the country that is undermining good governance and Ghana’s democracy. It is against this backdrop that NCCE and other implementing institutions are collaborating to fight against corruption for the socio-economic and political development of the country. The 1992 Fourth Republican Constitution of Ghana provides the basis for the fight against corruption. Article 35 (8) provides that “The State shall take steps to eradicate corrupt practices and abuse of power”. The NCCE urges all citizens to join the campaign to help eradicate this cancerous monster (Corruption) from our nation.

The NCCE as a partner to other institutions implementing the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP) will collaborate with the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in the engagements.  ARAP is intended to contribute to current reform processes in the area of rule of law, accountability, anti-corruption and environmental governance in Ghana as well as to increase the ability of citizens, civil society organisations and the media to hold government and duty bearers accountable.

Beneficiary stakeholders are citizens at Workplaces, Lorry Stations, Artisans, Educational Institutions, Health Centres and Faith-Based Organisations. Other target groups are Women and Youth Groups, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Traditional, Authorities, Opinion Leaders among others.

These activities are being undertaken with support from the European Union (EU).

Joyce Afutu (Mrs.)

(Director, Communications and Corporate Affairs)

March 26, 2018.

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