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The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in the Central Gonja District has held series of anti-corruption campaigns in 40 communities in the district as means of helping to fight corruption in the country.

The anti-corruption campaign was to also help create citizens’ awareness on accountability, rule of law and anti-corruption and create the need for them to fight against all acts of corruption in the country.

The campaign forms part of activities of the second phase of the Anti-Corruption, Rule of law and Accountability Programme phase II (ARAP II), a joint anti-corruption initiative between Ghana and the European Union.

It is targeting citizens such as artisans, traditional authorities, students, traders, market centres, public institutions, GPRTU-Local farmers, and youth and women groups, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) among others.

Mr Ayaala J. Abdulai, the Central Gonja District Director of the NCCE said corruption was one of the major inhibitions to social development of every nation all over the world including; Ghana.

He said corruption was endemic in Ghana and therefore permeated every facet of the country and needed strong advocacy against all forms of corruption to bring the needed development of the country.

He said the series of engagements with the public in the district, facilitators spelt out issues such as bribery, embezzlement and misappropriation as some of the forms of corruption existing in the country.

He indicated that the NCCE had incorporated in its plan of action to fight corruption, the National Anti-corruption Action Plan (NACAP), a ten-year strategic plan developed in the country to fight against corruption in all public institutions.

Mr Abdulai said the facilitators mentioned institutional weakness and insufficient enforcement of the law as well as poor quality service provision and pressure on the economy which retards development as some of the causes and negative effects of corruption.

He called for the need to intensify efforts in ensuring that anti-corruption interventions that had been developed over the years were carried out efficiently to wipe out or reduce the canker.

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