Queen-mothers urged to educate the public on anti-corruption issues

By
J.Y Owusu, GNA     

Agona -Nyakrom
(C/R), Oct. 10, GNA – Traditional authorities have been tasked to join the
crusade against corruption by forming anti-corruption educational groups in
their communities to campaign against all forms of corrupt practices in the
society.

Their contribution
towards the full realization of the country’s social, economic, religious and
cultural aspirations is important because they are revered by society.

Mr. Sekyi Sam, Agona
West Municipal Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), said
this at a durbar organized by the NCCE at Agona-Nyakrom to sensitise
Queen-mothers drawn from the Agona Nsaba and the Aona-Nyakrom Traditional Areas
on matters affecting national progress.

It formed part of
NCCE’s Anti-Corruption, Rule of Law and Accountability Programme (ARAP) to
sensitize them on the issues of corruption and to promote good governance.

Mr Sam said the
introduction of the Whistle Blowers law was purposefully designed to involve
all citizens in the efforts at making Ghana a corruption-free nation. 

On Health Insurance,
Mr Isaac Okru Nelson, Public Relations Officer of the Agona District branch of
the NHIA, commended the Queen-mothers for their high sense of nationalism
coupled with their deep motherly love for nation building.

Mr Nelson said the
assurance given by the Queen-mothers would serve as a great source of
encouragement to propel workers of the NHIA in the district to work harder to
maintain and sustain the health of people in their operational areas.

Mr Nelson appealed
to the Queen-mothers not to hesitate to point out the mistakes of the NHIA
employees in the district to assist them to correct their shortfalls.

The PRO had earlier
distributed more than 120 handouts containing all the guidelines governing the
operation of the policy to the participants.

Nana Tutuah V,
President of the Agonaman Traditional Council Queen-Mothers Association, who
presided over the function, assured both the NCCE and the National Health
Insurance Authority (NHIA) of the Queen-mothers’ readiness to involve
themselves in vital national educational activities.

GNA

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