Mr. Paul Evans Aidoo, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, has appealed to Ghanaians to assist the government to curb corruption.
Mr. Aidoo’s appeal dominated all discussions with traditional leaders during his separate courtesy calls on them as part of his three-day visit to two districts and one municipality in the Region.
The districts were Asutifi South, Asunafo South and Asunafo North Municipality and it was to enable him to assess utilization of funds disbursed to the assemblies, particularly in 2013 by the government, for development projects.
Mr. Aidoo said many people thought reducing or eliminating corruption was the sole responsibility of the government but the fight against it and other negative practices depended on the entire nation and not a selected few.
He said politicians were accused whenever the issue of corruption was discussed and that while there could be some corrupt politicians, corruption could be found among government workers and all other category of people everywhere in the country.
The Regional Minister therefore urged patriotic Ghanaians to expose anyone found to be engaging in corrupt practices to save the nation from socio-economic backwardness by people with selfish-interest.
Mr. Aidoo told the chiefs to consider government projects in their areas as their share from taxes paid to the central government and appealed to them to monitor contractors executing projects in their localities to avoid shoddy works.
The Regional Minister inaugurated a GHC94,630 Community Hospital Infrastructural Project (CHIP) at Datano, inspected construction of Kukuom-Tanoso road, a GHC255,056.43 Health Administration Block at Kukuom and also inaugurated GHC81,578 Teachers’ Quarters at Siana in the Asunafo South.
Other projects he inspected or inaugurated in the District included the on-going construction of a steel bridge on river Den at Atekyem-Sankore.