The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) has challenged government to as a matter of urgency, pass the Right to Information (RTI) Law which serves as the key for citizens to access public information at ease.


The Coalition said, the Passage of a credible and robust RTI law will go a long way to aid citizens to easily access public information, particularly information on budgets, contracts, foreign agreements as well as procurement to deepen transparency and accountability. 


They are also advocating for timely passage of key anti-corruption bills particularly, the Conduct of Public Officer’s Bill, Whistleblowers Amendment Bill, Companies amendment Act, and   Urgent Presidential assent to the Witness Protection Bill passed by Parliament on the 26th of June 2018.  

And as well as the effective implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP) and other key anti-corruption conventions such as the African Union Convention Against Corruption (AU CAC) and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).  

According to a press release signed by Beauty Emefa Narteh, the Executive Secretary of GACC and copied to Newsghana.com, indicated that Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) with funding support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), has kicked started the implementation of a two-year anti-corruption project focused on punitive measures against acts of corruption dubbed, “Strengthening Collective Action in the Fight against Corruption in Ghana”.


The release also noted that, as part of activities in implementing the project, GACC in collaboration with the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), Commission on Human Right and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), Ghana Conference of Religious for Peace (GCRP), Ghana Journalist Association (GJA), Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Private Enterprise Federation (PEF) and other relevant partners, devoted the first week of December (3rd to 9th December) 2018, to embark on a number of national and regional level activities which includes, stakeholder conferences, floats, engagement at mosque and church service among others.  


GACC on their part of the activities to mark the 2018 International Anti-Corruption Day, organised a float on Saturday, December 8th in all the ten regions of Ghana, with the objective to mobilise citizens in the fight against corruption and increase national awareness on anti-corruption by sensitizing the public on the cost of corruption.


The release also said, the International Anti-Corruption Day presents an opportunity for Ghanaians in all walks of life to deeply reflect on the negative effects of corruption on Ghana’s development and future.   It noted that, the significance of this year’s theme: “United Against Corruption for Development, Peace and Security” couldn’t be overemphasized, as it appropriately challenges every citizen of Ghana to reflect, rethink and pledge to say No to Corruption.  

It explained that, corruption continues to pose a serious threat to the development, peace and security of the country, thus it exacerbates poverty, thwarts development, undermines the very principles of democracy and good governance, which form the bedrock of modern societies.   

In their view, GACC strong believe that corruption can “kill” the country, thus it beholds on all and sundry to galvanize  collective efforts to eradicate the corruption menace in Ghana.  

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