Fight against corruption is shared responsibility – NCCE

By Stephen Asante, GNA

Kumasi, Sept.
12, GNA – Ghanaians should demonstrate passion in the fight against corruption
in all its forms, Ms. Margaret Konama, Ashanti Regional Director of the
National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has advised.

There is the
need for the citizenry to shun the lukewarm attitude towards the campaign since
corruption was one of the major setbacks stagnating the development of most
societies in the world.

Ghana ranked as
the 78
th least corrupt nation out of 175 countries, according to the 2018
Corruption Perception Index reported by Transparency International.

“We all
owed it a duty to stay clean of corrupt practices that tend to erode the gains
made over the years as a people,” Ms. Konama told an anti-corruption
durbar in Kumasi.

The programme
was organized under the auspices of the NCCE with sponsorship from the European
Union (UN), targeting civil society organizations, assembly-members, students
and a cross-section of the public.

It brought to
the fore some factors and practices culminating in corruption, effects of the
canker and remedies to addressing the situation.

Ms. Konama said
public officials entrusted with resources of the nation have no right to
dissipate them.

Rather, the law
mandates them to protect such resources with care in the interest of the
people.

Mr. Johnson
Opoku, Director of Programmes, NCCE, said the Commission would not relent in
its efforts to sensitizing the people to be aware of their responsibilities
relating to issues on corruption.

Participants of
the durbar, amongst others, advocated the strengthening of anti-corruption
agencies with the requisite resources for effective work.

GNA

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