NCCE begins ARAP in Volta Region

Nkonya (V/R)- The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has begun an anti- corruption campaign in the Volta Region dubbed Accountability, Rule of law and Anti- Corruption Programme (ARAP).

ARAP is an European Union sponsored initiative aimed at campaigning, advocating and lobbying for increased accountability and reduction in corruption in Ghana under the auspices of NCCE.

Mr. Kenneth Kponor, Volta Regional Director, NCCE speaking at the campaign launch at Nkonya in the Biakoye District said the campaign was to sensitise identifiable groups in the Region on key issues of anti-corruption and to appreciate their roles in deepening public accountability.

He said the campaign which is on the theme Citizens Transparency and Accountability was part of the National Anti-Corruption Plan that was to bring on board all institutions and stakeholders to reduce corruption at all levels to the barest minimum.

Rev. Leonard Aglomasa, Biakoye District Director, NCCE called on citizens to be more proactive in helping fight the menace by speaking against corrupt practices as part of their civic responsibilities.

He called on all to be vigilant on how their taxes were utilised by enquiring about projects their monies were meant for.

Rev. Aglomasa said Ghanaians needed attitudinal change if the fight against corruption was to be realised by holding leaders in authority accountable for their stewardship.

The objective of ARAP is to promote good governance in Ghana by reducing corruption and improving accountability and compliance with the rule of law.

The campaign will be carried out in the other 24 districts in the months of April and June.

Source: Ghana News Agency