Corruption could hamper development

Bunkpurugu (NR)� Mr Suley Sawyer Sailfu, the East Mamprusi Municipal Director of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has said corruption is hindering the development of the nation.

He said it is inappropriate for the citizens to engage in various forms of illegal dealings, since such acts could contribute to the under-development of the country.

Mr Salifu was speaking at an event organised by the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) in collaboration with the SEND GHANA, dubbed: Know your right.

The event was to intensify the public education on the fight against corruption especially in rural areas.

He said the consequences of corruption on the nation has amongst others affected the quality delivery of services by institutions.

When funds for projects were inappropriately used this could result in the low standards of service delivery by institutions, he stressed.

Mr Salifu appealed to the public to come together to help solve the problem.

He said transparency, accountability and citizens’ participation in the fight against corruption would surely to reduce this problem to bring development.

That is why it is important that we as citizens, should show high level of commitment towards the fight against corruption, he said.

Mr Martin Konlan, the Bunkpurugu District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), said it is the responsibility of every citizen to report any case of corruption to the appropriate quarters for immediate action to be taken.

In winning the fight against corruption, it is expected that we as citizens should not shield any person who went against the anti-corruption laws, but it is our responsibility to report such cases to the right institutions for action to be taken.

Mr Nambileeb Joseph, a participant, said the interaction has enlightened him and pledged commitment to help tackle the issue in his community.

Source: Ghana News Agency