Following the launch of the African Union Day Against Corruption in Accra, the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHARJ) and African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption (APNAC) held a collaborative roundtable discussion to further deliberate on how best Ghana can curb the menace.
It was on the theme: “WINNING THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION: A SUSTAINABLE PATH TO AFRICA’S TRANSFORMATION.”
The Deputy Chairman in charge of operations at the NCCE, Mr. Samuel Asare Akuamoah posed the following questions to participants present at the event.
- How much are we aware of issues of corruption?
- Are we committed to fighting corruption?
- Do we (public institutions, faith based organisations, political parties etc.) have the character and integrity to fight corruption?
He was worried that many people pretend to be doing what is right when they are being watched by others but do the opposite when they find themselves in their closets.
Mr. Asare Akuamoah drew the attention of the participants to consider home grown solutions to fighting corruption and referred to the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP).
He entreated stakeholders and participants to prioritize the dictates of NACAP if the country wants to fight corruption.
He reiterated that public education is critical to winning the fight against corruption. He called on all stakeholders, anti-corruption crusaders both public and private to join the fight against corruption. “If we lose the fight against corruption, the next generation will curse us”, he added.