The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has called on the public to help weed out “petty corruption” from the society, saying it held the key to eliminate corruption on a larger scale.

Mr Francis Dusey, Ho Municipal Director of the Commission, during a dawn engagement with the Ziavi Community in the Ho Municipality as part of the second phase of the Accountability Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme (ARAP), said social auditing is an important responsibility of the citizenry as it would help build a society free of corruption.

“Citizens must be alert on corrupt practices within society and add their voices to the fight against its prevalence. Let’s check unfair scales and measurements”, he said.

Mr Dusey said corruption is dampening Ghana international reputation and identifying and fighting petty corruption would create the needed awareness and discourage other forms of corruption.

The Director said leaders of society must uphold truth at all times and endeavour to keep themselves from the lures of corruption at the administrative level.

He said favouritism and preferential treatments, as well as the inflation of contract sums were some notable forms of administrative corruption, perpetuated by “greedy entities” who seek personal gains at the expense of the citizenry.

Mr Dusey said corruption affected development, resulting in unwholesome products despite heavy costs.

He appealed for more support for the NCCE, and other stakeholders in promoting anti-corruption efforts.

ARAP is sponsored by the European Union, and implemented by the NCCE working in collaboration with other stakeholders including the Ghana Police, Judicial Service, the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, and the Economic and Organised Crime Office.


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