General News of Monday, 9 December 2019
The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) is calling on government to reinforce its commitment towards the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP) to curb the recurring corruption menace.
The coalition, is also encouraging citizens to put to practice the Right to Information (RTI) Act by demanding information to hold duty bearers accountable.
According to a statement signed by Mrs. Beauty Emefa Narteh, the Executive Secretary of GACC and copied to GhanaWeb, it indicated government must swiftly act to implement other key measures such as the African Union Convention Against Corruption (AUCAC) and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).
It added that government put in place measures to ensure enforcement of asset declaration and verification and checks on illicit enrichment as well as the speedy passage of Conduct of Public Officer’s Bill.
“On the back of the Farmers Day, we are reiterating that all policy makers and all other stakeholders within the Agricultural Sector should desist from acts of corruption such as diverging of premix fuel, fertilizers and other initiatives within the sector; Planting for Food and Jobs, cocoa spraying initiatives among others should jealously be guarded against acts of corruption and there should be clear steps and mechanisms to punish perpetrators” the statement noted.
“We admonish the youth to desist from corrupt practices and also report officials who demand facilitation fees from you to fast track services. We urge the youth to keep a close and public eye on Government activities as a proven method to keep the Government on the right track,” it concluded.
The coalition, however, is embarking on activities to commemorate the International Anti-Corruption Day within ten regional capitals of Ghana with kind support of their partners, Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).