National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE)
National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE)

The District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in charge of the Builsa South District in the Upper East Region , Alhaji Alhassan Bukari, has observed that corruption breeds poverty and deprives the ordinary citizen of his share of the national cake.

The District Director made the observation during educational programme dubbed’ ’Education on Anti-Corruption, Rule of Law and Accountability Programme –Second Phase”, organized for stakeholders including women and youth groups at Fumbisi on Saturday.

The Director also schooled the stakeholders that the phenomenon could also lead to human insecurity, undermines the rule of law, under development of the country and could also trigger political instability.

He therefore appealed to the stakeholders not to only shun away from such negative practices but to report such practices to the appropriate authorities

Alhaji Alhassan stated that a number of anti-graft organizations have been considered as places to report acts of corruption and mentioned some of them as Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), the Judiciary, Legal Aid and the Office of the Special Prosecutor.

The District Director told the group that at the community level acts of corruption could also be reported to the Assembly Members, as well the opinion leaders for the necessary steps to be taken.

He added that the Whistle blower Act, 2006 (Act 720) was passed by Parliament to protect people who report acts of corruption whether at workplace or in community from intimidation or dismissal from work.

He explained that his outfit stepped up its second phase education campaign on anti-corruption, rule of law and accountability program to promote accountability, transparency and development.

“The Commission’s aim is to extend its campaign activities to Faith Based Organizations, Persons With Disabilities , Artisans, Workplaces, Traders, Opinion Leaders and others to empower them to demand accountability from duty bearers as well as encourage citizens to eschew corruption and refrain from all acts of corruption”, the Director stressed..

From Samuel Akapule, Fumbisi

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