The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) engaged officers of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) on Transparency and Accountability at their Headquarters in Accra on 10th May, 2018. The engagement forms part of the Commission’s Annual Constitution Week celebrations to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1992 constitution.
The Deputy Chairman for Operations, Mr. Samuel Akuamoah in his delivery, stated that, according to the Transparency International report, Ghana is declining in the fight against corruption. He added that, this was due to the fact that, institutions were weak and could not carry out their roles effectively. The Chairman reiterated that, to reduce this practice, citizens had to hold their leaders accountable as enshrined in the preamble of the 1992 Constitution. Mr. Akuamoah further urged citizens to be transparent in their dealings. The Deputy Chairman noted that, as part of effort to combat the corruption menace in the country, a homegrown strategy, National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACAP) has been adopted. He said, NCCE is the institution mandated under the NACAP programme to create awareness.
During the open forum, the, Deputy Chairman Ms. Kathy Addy in response to a question on accessibility of the constitution, said, the constitution has been made accessible in different forms. She therefore encouraged the participants to visit the NCCE’s websites and others to access it. She admonished personnel of the GNFS to desist from corrupt practices.
Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO), Mr. Gilbert Wiafe, was grateful for the education and looked forward to more engagements with the Commission. He urged all the officers to get copies of the 1992 Constitution and study it.