Ghana Integrity Initiative [GII], the local chapter of Transparency International has launched the Anti-Corruption Training Manual it has developed in its bid to share knowledge, build the capacity of key partners and to empower citizens to speak up, resist and report corruption.
Available information indicates that with the support from the Danish International Development Agency [DANIDA], the GII initiated an Interfaith Anti-Corruption Project christened “Speak Up, Resist and Report Corruption” project targeting Faith-Based Organizations [FBOs] because of the monumental role the various FBOs and Religious Organizations [ROs] play in Shaping values and integrity in Ghana.
The main purpose of the Manuel, which targets religious leaders and FBOs in particular, this news portal has established, is to enlist the support FBOs as well as Civil Society Organizations [CSOs] and the media in raising awareness and build capacity of FBOs including CSOs to report and address corruption, as required under Ghana’s National Anti-Corruption Action Plan[NACAP2015-2024].
The objectives of the Manuel, this news portal has gathered, are to serve as a guide and a reference document on corruption for Anti-corruption ambassadors, leaders of FBOs and ROs, empower Christians, Muslims, CSOs, the general public including the media with information on the negative effects of corruption to enable them hold duty bearers and public office holders accountable as well as improve the level of corruption reporting through the Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre [ALAC].
Mrs. Linda Ofori-Kwafo, the Executive Secretary of GII in her delivery said GII is pleased that the Manual would complement the efforts of GII had made in initiating the project, “Speak Up, Resist and Report Corruption” to engage civil society and FBOs.
She stressed that “I have no doubt that the Manual would assist in raising the awareness of FBOs, civil society and the media about corruption and enhance their capacity to report and address the canker.
It would provide a good foundation for impacting the knowledge and skills of FBOs, civil society organizations and other partners in the fight against corruption.”
Source: Adovor Nutifafa